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The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries

5 August 2016

August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer – well OK – it's warmish – industry tends to take a well-earned break and recharge the batteries ready for an autumn which will rapidly see the Paris Motor Show loom large.


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Where next?

8 January 2016

The global automotive industry stands on the brink of unprecedented change due to the impact of eight discrete megatrends, according to a new report from just-auto.


TWTW: VW admits size isn’t everything

30 October 2015

Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by provision made for costs associated with ‘dieselgate’. I suspect it won’t be the last set of disappointing results to come out of Wolfsburg.

Latest interviews


ZF, Nvidia use AI to develop self-driving cars

25 January 2017

ZF used the most recent CES to reveal a product called ProAI, designed to bring self-driving capabilities to cars and trucks. The safety supplier says its solution, based on Nvidia’s processing technology, will enter production next year ready to meet the automated requirements for Level 4. To find out more, we spoke to Dr Malgorzata Wiklinska, who is manager of advanced R&D at ZF Denkfabrik.


Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson

19 January 2015

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.


INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer

11 November 2014

Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.


GKN all-wheel-drive technology update

7 October 2014

Interview with Rob Rickell, Senior Vice President Global Engineering, Principal Engineer, GKN plc. At the recent Paris Show, Calum MacRae caught up with him to discuss technology developments in the AWD market such as driveline disconnect and e-axles.

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Hyundai US recalling almost 1m cars

16 March 2017

Hyundai Motor America is to recall close to 1m cars to check potentially incorrectly installed seat belts supplied by what is now the combined ZF-TRW. This appears to be a vehicle assembly issue rather than faulty components.


ZF opens new technology centre in India

3 March 2017

ZF has opened its technology centre in India to focus on developing electronics and software for automotive and industrial applications.


ZF to cooperate with Plug & Play

23 February 2017

ZF and the digital start-up accelerator Plug & Play have agreed on a strategic cooperation. As ‘Founding Anchor Partner’, ZF can further expand its network of partners to start-up companies which are active in relevant technology areas, it says.


ZF/Porsche develop modular hybrid transmission kit

22 February 2017

With an all-new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT) as a basis, ZF and Porsche say they have collaborated to develop a modular hybrid transmission kit for sports vehicles, catering for current and future drive trends.


just-auto Plus only ZF produces 100,000 AKC systems in four years

13 February 2017

With Active Kinematics Control (AKC), ZF has become a market leader for active rear axle steering (RAS) in passenger cars and is constantly expanding its offering. The company has now produced more than 100,000 units – just four years after starting...


just-auto Plus only ZF unveils Intelligent Rolling Chassis at NAIAS

10 January 2017

ZF demonstrates its expertise as a systems supplier for intelligent mobility at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. As a prime example, ZF unveils its Intelligent Rolling Chassis (IRC), a ready-to-launch platform concept for...


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


ZF/Nvidia team to develop AI systems

5 January 2017

ZF is working with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems for the transportation industry, including automated and autonomous driving systems for passenger cars, commercial trucks,and industrial applications.


just-auto Plus only ZF appoints new chassis technology division head

16 December 2016

Holger Klein will take over the management of ZF's Chassis Technology Division, effective January 2017. The current head of the ZF Integration Management joined the company in 2014 and has successfully driven the integration of TRW which was acquired by ZF...


just-auto Plus only Wurth Group chairman joins ZF supervisory board

15 December 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen AG's annual general meeting has appointed chairman of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group Robert Friedmann to a position in its Supervisory Board. Friedmann will take up the position on 1 January 2017. The 50-year-old will...


ZF unveils new airbag systems

7 December 2016

 ZF is to launch new airbag concepts, including a passenger and curtain airbag system with either V or U-shaped design features.


just-auto Plus only ZF produces 100,000th EcoLife transmission

6 December 2016

Frequent setting off, stopping and setting off again in city traffic is the norm for buses. ZF’s EcoLife 6-speed automatic transmission not only makes driving easier for line service bus and coach drivers, but its many functions also help reduce fuel...


ZF accepts Knorr-Bremse Haldex tender offer

1 December 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen, through its wholly-owned subsidiary ZF International, has reduced its shareholding in Haldex to 20.11% of the total share capital and intends to accept Knorr-Bremse's tender offer at SEK125 (US$13.50) in cash per share for its entire remaining stake.


just-auto Plus only ZF develops X2Safe intelligent algorithm

30 November 2016

ZF's X2Safe intelligent algorithm can help to significantly improve traffic safety because it is capable of warning drivers, pedestrians and cyclists ahead of an impending collision. The company is underlining its claim to play a central role in the...


ZF opens new EUR90m 'Forum' HQ in Friedrichshafen

23 November 2016

ZF has opened its new headquarters in Friedrichshafen in a ceremony attended by Baden-Württemberg Prime Minister, Winfried Kretschmann and chairman of the supervisory board, Professor Giorgio Behr.


ZF teams with FlixMobility for travel services

22 November 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen and long-distance operator, FlixMobility are to start working together with immediate effect, using the German supplier's mobility platform, uflip, to access travel services offered by the long-distance coach provider.


just-auto Plus only Zukunft Ventures to invest in technology start-ups

18 October 2016

ZF has established a company to invest in technology companies. Zukunft Ventures, headquartered in Friedrichshafen, opened its doors for business in September 2016. The new company’s mission is to identify and invest in companies that are involved in...


just-auto Plus only ZF withdraws public cash offer for Haldex

5 October 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen, through its wholly-owned subsidiary ZF International B.V., on 5 October 2016, announced that it has withdrawn its recommended public cash offer (the “Offer”) to the shareholders of Haldex Aktiebolag (publ). The increased offer...


just-auto Plus only ZF will not raise cash offer price for Haldex

30 September 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen, through its wholly-owned subsidiary ZF International B.V, on 16 September 2016, announced a raised recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Haldex Aktiebolag to tender all their shares to ZF for SEK120 (US$14.00) in cash per...


just-auto Plus only ZF advances in accident preventing safety systems

28 September 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen is advancing the development of systems that see, think and act to help prevent accidents involving vulnerable road users, the pedestrians, cyclists and other road users who are an increasing percentage of annual road accidents and...


just-auto Plus only Foton launches Aumark Super truck at Hannover Show

27 September 2016

On 22 September, 2016, Foton joined hands with members of the “China Intelligent Connected Super Truck Alliance (CICSA)” such as Daimler, Cummins, ZF and Continental to deliver Foton Super Trucks global launch ceremony during IAA 2016 in...


just-auto Plus only Foton Auman Super Truck launched at Hanover Show

27 September 2016

On 21 September, the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 was kicked off. As one of the world’s largest, most influential commercial vehicle exhibitions, the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016, themed with “driven by ideas”, has attracted nearly 2000...


just-auto Plus only ZF broadens portfolio for electrification of CVs

27 September 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen offers a broad product and services portfolio for the electrification of commercial vehicles. It focuses on all-electric drive solutions for urban vehicles and hybrid applications for use in long-distance transport. The company’s...


just-auto Plus only ZF presents Innovation Truck 2016 at IAA

22 September 2016

ZF is further strengthening its position as a major technology supplier for the commercial vehicle industry by providing key technologies for autonomous driving. With these competencies, ZF products can enable commercial vehicles to see, think and act. This is...


just-auto Plus only ZF-EcoLife transmission to be tested on VDL buses

21 September 2016

Lower fuel consumption, lower noise pollution, greater comfort and performance, combined with a broad torque range put the EcoLife 6-speed automatic transmission into a class of its own. ZF Friedrichshafen demonstrates that it has even more to offer. A...


just-auto Plus only ZF wins new Traxon transmission orders

21 September 2016

Best-in-class efficiency combined with greater function and innovation, the modular design can be customised for almost any heavy commercial vehicle, making it attractive on a global level. Truck manufacturers to purchase the unique TraXon automatic,...


just-auto Plus only ZF introduces new PowerLine transmissions for CVs

21 September 2016

ZF is revolutionising the automatic transmission (AT) segment for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups and buses with its new ‘PowerLine’. With eight gears and a design principle adopted from passenger car systems, the newly developed automatic...


just-auto Plus only ZF introduces EcoTronic mid automated transmission

21 September 2016

ZF aims to meet the increasing global demand for automated transmission technology with its new EcoTronic mid product. The technology in the new transmission is based on the ZF-Ecomid, the company's proven 9-speed manual transmission technology for...


ZF increases public cash offer price for Haldex

19 September 2016

ZF has increased the price per share in its public cash offer for Haldex from SEK110 (US$12.86) to SEK120. The German firm has previously received full antitrust clearance in all relevant markets, allowing for a quick completion of the offer.


just-auto Plus only Haldex recommends shareholders to accept ZF offer

15 September 2016

The board of Haldex unanimously recommends the shareholders of Haldex to accept the increased offer by ZF and to reject the offer made by Knorr-Bremse. Background This statement is made by the board of directors (the board) of Haldex Aktiebolag (Haldex or...

ZF news

Hyundai US recalling almost 1m cars

16 March 2017

Hyundai Motor America is to recall close to 1m cars to check potentially incorrectly installed se...


ZF opens new technology centre in India

3 March 2017

ZF has opened its technology centre in India to focus on developing electronics and software for...


ZF to cooperate with Plug & Play

23 February 2017

Expanding partnerships with start-ups allows ZF greater innovations in engineering and increas...


ZF/Porsche develop modular hybrid transmission kit

22 February 2017

With an all-new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT) as a basis, ZF and Porsche say they have c...


just-auto Plus only ZF produces 100,000 AKC systems in four years

13 February 2017

With Active Kinematics Control (AKC), ZF has become a market leader for active rear axle steering...


ZF, Nvidia use AI to develop self-driving cars

25 January 2017

ZF used the most recent CES to reveal a product called ProAI, designed to bring self-driving capa...



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