ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a majority stake in 2getthere, a provider of automated electric passenger transport systems. The 60% stake bought by ZF will provide the German automotive supplier group with additional expertise in mobility as a service (MaaS), a business area it sees as key to its future product portfolio. Dutch transport systems specialist Read More..
ZF Friedrichshafen is opening a new research center that focuses on artificial intelligence and cyber security. The automotive supplier group said the center, which is based in Saarbruecken in western Germany, will look for ways to use AI to make systems, components, manufacturing and services more intelligent, more efficient and safer. ‘With the new Technology Read More..
LAS VEGAS — ZF Friedrichshafen presented a wide range of innovative products and systems at last week’s CES consumer electronics show. The world’s fifth-largest automotive supplier group unveiled an automotive-intelligence powered supercomputer; premiered a software stack tailored to new mobility concepts; announced that mobility provider Transdev would be the first official customer for its e.GO Read More..
ZF Friedrichshafen has started experimenting with a drone prototype to quickly transport spare parts at its plant in southern Germany. Once test flights are completed, drones will help relieve vehicle traffic at the plant and move parts such as sensors or control cards from a central warehouse to workshops faster than before, the automotive supplier Read More..
ZF and Faurecia have co-developed an operating and display concept cockpit for fully-automated Level 4 vehicles, which has no steering wheel or pedals. The Trendsetting Cockpit demonstration unit has instead three screens, plus a control lever in the center console that allows drivers to select either left- or right-hand positions for manual operations. Underpinning the Read More..
ZF has established Car eWallet, developer of an open, blockchain-enabled platform to support payments for refuelling, electric car charging, parking, toll, car-sharing or other such transactions, as a separate company. Based in Berlin, it intends to operate like an independent start-up, and while ZF has provided the initial capital, it will look for further outside Read More..
ZF will start production of the e.GO Mover autonomous electric vehicle next year, and will display it at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover in September to highlight its services in the field of digital logistics. The e.GO Mover will be built in Aachen, Germany, with ‘five-digit’ volumes initially planned, the company says, and Read More..
ATLANTA — The automotiveIT International conference, which concluded here last Wednesday, highlighted the breadth of the challenges and opportunities in the auto industry as companies change processes, products and business models. Industry speakers at the two-day event said a bright future lies ahead if automakers and suppliers successfully manage to develop and start adopting new Read More..
A non-profit consortium involving major carmakers, suppliers, IT firms, start-ups and other transportation stakeholders has been announced to explore the application of blockchain technology in a digital mobility ecosystem. Founding members include BMW, Bosch, Ford, General Motors, Groupe Renault, ZF, Accenture, Context Labs and IBM. The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) aims to connect mobility Read More..
ZF has joined the eSync Alliance, a global multi-company initiative aiming to standardize over-the-air (OTA) connected vehicle technology. The Alliance is based around an open platform, originally developed by Excelfore, which enables both remote software and firmware updates and real-time vehicle diagnostics and telematics. The eSync system combines cloud and in-car components, and is said Read More..