ZF enhances Commercial Vehicle Safety Technologies

Truck Trailer Link offers 360° high-res monitoring for next-gen truck-trailer safety systems.

ZF enhances Commercial Vehicle Safety Technologies
ZF enhances Commercial Vehicle Safety Technologies
ZF enhances Commercial Vehicle Safety Technologies

Friedrichshafen, Germany- Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG (ZF)., has a strong record in developing systems that enhance commercial vehicle safety and reduce accident risks. As a supplier with the commercial vehicles industry’s broadest product portfolio, ZF provides all necessary systems to meet the latest GSR standards. Utilizing cross-divisional technology transfer, ZF advances ADAS technologies, driving innovation in safety systems to new heights. 

ZF's ADAS technologies use advanced software and algorithms to assess potential hazards around the vehicle. These intelligent systems can detect driver drowsiness or inattentiveness and determine necessary actions or warnings. ZF's full suite of GSR-compliant ADAS includes sensors, software, and automatic braking systems. Cameras and radars detect obstacles, vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists, even in blind spots, while monitoring speed signs and lane markings. Tire pressure systems ensure proper inflation to minimize blowout risks.

ZF's innovative Highway Assist Lane Change (HALC) system revolutionizes truck safety by preventing collisions during lane changes. This advanced system uses ZF's braking and steering platforms OnGuardMAX, mBSP XBS, and ReAX—along with a cabin camera to monitor driver attentiveness. It ensures safe distances from vehicles ahead and continuously checks the next lane's traffic. When the driver signals a lane change, the system verifies all necessary checks before allowing the maneuver. If conditions are unsafe, it alerts the driver to prevent the lane change, enhancing overall road safety.

This system uses sensors and a cloud-based database to estimate road conditions and traction. By exchanging information between vehicles, it anticipates road conditions ahead, enhancing safety. Accurate road friction estimation supports advanced safety systems like AEBS, ACC, ABS, and ESC.

ZF's advanced truck-trailer link enables real-time high-speed data and image transfer for safer driving. Featuring functional safety, it utilizes multiple cameras on the trailer to eliminate blind spots and offers advanced reversing assistance with automatic braking.