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ZF to acquire occupant recognition software specialist

13 May 2019

ZF plans to acquire 90% of the shares in Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH, a company that specialises in occupant recognition software.


ZF Japan presents energy efficient electric LCV prototype

25 April 2019

ZF Japan announced that the company has developed an electric light commercial vehicle specifically for the Japanese market. Driven by its slogan, "ZF electrifies everything," the company has been electrifying a wide range of systems not only for passenger cars and commercial vehicles but also for industrial machines.


NHTSA eyeing TRW airbag control units in millions of cars

24 April 2019

A US investigation into airbags using TRW (absorbed into ZF) control units now includes millions of additional cars, according to US media reports.


ZF and Foton open second transmission JV plant in China

18 April 2019

Following the ZF establishment of two joint ventures with Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer Foton in 2016, to produce commercial vehicle transmissions, the pair have now opened a second factory in Jiaxing, south of Shanghai.


ZF launches Level 2+ autonomous drive package

12 April 2019

ZF has launched coPilot, an intelligent advanced driver assistance system (ADAS).


ZF readies for global challenges - CEO

11 April 2019

ZF says it is prepared for the macro-economic fall-out from global issues, but concedes it could have an impact on sales performance.


ZF confident of Wabco shareholder takeover nod - CEO

10 April 2019

ZF's CEO says he expects Wabco shareholders will approve the German supplier's EUR7bn (US$8bn) takeover of the braking systems manufacturer later this year.


Wabco purchase to make ZF global tech supplier - CEO

10 April 2019

ZF says its planned acquisition of braking control systems company, Wabco will make the company the globe's main supplier of technologies.


ZF boosts China presence

9 April 2019

ZF says it is stepping up its activities in China, with several additional plants and extension of its development capacities.


ZF eight-speed automatic transmission deal a record

4 April 2019

ZF said it had received "a customer order" for eight-speed automatic transmissions "with a double-digit billion value".


ZF to meet CO2 targets as China winds blow

4 April 2019

ZF says meeting extremely tough new CO2 emissions targets set by the European Commission (EC) will be a tall order, but remains confident it can help the auto industry achieve the reductions imposed by Brussels.


ZF profits slip in "a tense and challenging environment"

4 April 2019

ZF Friedrichshafen boosted 2018 sales 6% year on year to EUR 36.9bn but adjusted EBIT fell to EUR 2.1bn from EUR 2.3bn as adjusted EBIT margin slipped to 5.6% from 6.4%.


ZF signs definitive agreement to acquire Wabco

28 March 2019

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wabco for US$136.50 per share.


ZF acquires 60% of 2getthere

19 March 2019

ZF has acquired a 60% of automated transport systems company, 2getthere, located in Utrecht, Netherlands, with offices in San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore.


INTERVIEW - ZF board member Wilhelm Rehm

5 March 2019

Wilhlm Rehm was appointed ZF board member in 2012 after many years at the German supplier working in fields such as Off-Highway and head of Location. He spoke to just-auto as the industry faces huge opportunities offered by the megatrends shaping future mobility.


Rane TRW opens new India safety products plant

13 February 2019

Rane TRW Steering Systems a joint venture of Rane Group with ZF, has opened a new facility for occupant safety products at Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu in India.


IG Metall warns 150,000 jobs risk as climate targets toughen

28 January 2019

IG Metall says up to 150,000 automotive jobs could be lost in Germany should ever-tougher environmental restrictions lead to greater adoption of electric vehicles.


ZF teams with Transdev for shared mobility

22 January 2019

ZF is partnering with Transdev to develop a new shared mobility solution by integrating the e.GO Mover shuttle with the operating system by the global integrator.


ZF supplies electric drive axle for British fuel cell bus

15 January 2019

British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis is expanding its product line, adding a double-decker model powered by a fuel cell drive. This new model is also equipped with ZF's AxTrax AVE electric drive axle to prevent local emissions. ZF also provided additional hardware and software for optimum performance.


CES - ZF predicts 1.5m new mobility vehicles by 2024

15 January 2019

ZF says it forecasts there will be 1.5m new vehicles in the next five years encompassing technologies enabling ride hailing for example and other CASE trends.


Faurecia estimates China electrification to reach 25%

14 January 2019

Faurecia says it believes electrification will approach 25% of the car parc in China as a rising global population coupled with increased longevity will drive alternative mobility solutions.


CES - ZF looks to roll out AI across the company

14 January 2019

ZF says AI will start to become prevalent across all aspects of its business as the computing power required advances yet further.


ZF expands partnership with Microsoft for digital services

9 January 2019

ZF says it has expanded its partnership with Microsoft to 'establish one of the most comprehensive digital cloud platforms in the automotive market'.


CES - ZF on ProAI, truck platooning and ‘last mile’ deliveries

8 January 2019

At CES this week, ZF is showcasing its sensor portfolio which can more accurately detect vehicle surroundings – both inside and outside of the vehicle – and thereby help to enhance the safety of conventional and automated vehicles. The resulting architecture – including a new, full-range radar, solid-state LiDAR, cameras and acoustic sensors – are combined with supercomputers from the ZF ProAI product family to create a powerful sensor system. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we caught up with Torsten Gollewski, head of ZF Advanced Development and its Zukunft Ventures investment arm.


CES - Autonomous cars most complex project yet - NVIDIA

8 January 2019

NVIDIA has said there is nothing it is working on that is "more complex" than the self driving car.


CES - ZF wants major role in tough emissions reduction

8 January 2019

ZF has conceded the highly ambitious targets set by the European Commission concerning emissions standards will be "very tough" to meet following agreement struck between the EU and its Parliament.


CES - ZF reveals its most powerful AI supercomputer yet

8 January 2019

ZF has unveiled the latest iteration of its automotive supercomputer at the CES show here in Las Vegas, maintaining it is the most powerful AI-capable processing system in the automotive field.


ZF Electric driveline to premiere in Formula E

14 December 2018

In 2016, ZF and Venturi formed an official, technology partnership for the FIA Formula E. For the fifth season of the championship, ZF has developed an electric driveline for Venturi that includes an electric motor as well as newly developed transmission and power electronics.


ZF honours seven suppliers at Global Summit

10 December 2018

ZF has made awards to seven companies across the world at its annual Global Supplier Summit which was dedicated to digitalisation.


ZF spending EUR800m at Saarbruecken plant

7 December 2018

Over the next four years, EUR800m will be spent at Saarbruecken, the lead location of ZF’s transmission technology, the Tier 1 supplier announced.

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ZF news

ZF to acquire occupant recognition software firm

13 May 2019

ZF plans to acquire 90% of the shares in Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH, a company that special...


ZF Japan presents electric LCV prototype

25 April 2019

ZF Japan announced that the company has developed an electric light commercial vehicle specifical...


NHTSA eyeing TRW airbag control units

24 April 2019

A US investigation into airbags using TRW (absorbed into ZF) control units now includes millions...


ZF and Foton open transmission JV plant in China

18 April 2019

Following the ZF establishment of two joint ventures with Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturer...


ZF launches Level 2+ autonomous drive package

12 April 2019

ZF has launched coPilot, an intelligent advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). Using AI and...


ZF readies for global challenges - CEO

11 April 2019

ZF says it is prepared for the macro-economic fall-out from global issues, but concedes it could...



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