ZF will launch the next generation of its ProAI supercomputer at the Shanghai motor show.

It is designed to meet the requirements of software-defined vehicles and their new electronic architectures based on domain or zone controllers.

"ZF is taking a vanguard position to drive vehicle intelligence," said Shanghai-based Holger Klein who heads the supplier's Asia-Pacific region.

"We are ready to support the realisation of future mobility with high-performance computing power, cutting-edge software solutions and hardware and systems expertise. Our sensors see the vehicle's environment and its interior, and our actuators can accelerate, decelerate or steer a vehicle in intelligent ways. Combining all of these elements into high-performance systems open up new frontiers for unimagined innovation while creating new data-based business models for next generation mobility."

ZF will also show its expertise as a system supplier for the software-defined vehicle in all its strategic technology domains. Amongst the highlights are high-performance computers, software solutions, Level 2+ and Level 4/5 systems for automated driving, the EVplus plug-in hybrid and the latest generation of electric axle drive systems for electric mobility. The company will also highlight the cubiX chassis systems software for vehicle motion control as well as pre-crash safety systems.

ZF will demonstrate its broad range of intelligent and automated driving solutions for commercial vehicles. This includes the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) that fully complies with the latest related Chinese safety legislation and will have its debut on Chinese roads this year; the Predictive Economical Cruise Control system (PECC) specifically developed to answer the increasing demand for fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions; and the Autonomous Driving Open Platform Technology (ADOPT), which simplifies and accelerates the development of autonomous driving by providing an 'Intelligent Control Interface' with the Virtual Driver, and linking it to the vehicle's motion control systems for ensured vehicle safety.

ZF has been in China since 1981. In 2020, it generated sales of EUR6.4bn there with around 12,500 employees.