ZF and Hella are to partner on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar.

The first joint development project in camera technology will start immediately, with the objective of a market launch in 2020.

“This strategic partnership for sensor technology with Hella enhances our position as a complete supplier for ceo, modern assistance systems as well as autonomous driving functions,” said Dr. Stefan Sommer, CEO, Stefan Sommer.

“This non-exclusive cooperation with Hella is an important expansion of our Vision Zero ecosystem of development partnerships. Thus, we can create a wider technological foundation for safety and autonomous driving.”

For his part, Hella KGaA Hueck CEO, Rolf Breidenbach added: “Hella is a strong and experienced provider of sensor technologies. By combining our strengths, we aim to provide high performing assistance systems and autonomous driving functions.

“In addition, this cooperation will strengthen Hella’s position as a well-regarded supplier for imaging and radar sensor technologies.”