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Business

TuSimple, ZF Partner on Autonomous Big Rigs

Supplier giant delivers automotive knowhow to help commercialize self-driving tech

Interiors & Electronics

ZF Launches Front Electric Parking Brake

Performance, design and weight benefits coming to smaller vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles

Hella Readies Next-Gen ADAS Radar

Production of the 77-GHz system starts this spring in Germany 

Mobility

Study Highlights Differing Global Consumer Views on Autonomy

Most respondents are concerned about safety and don’t envision owning a self-driving car until at least 2025.

Autonomous Vehicles

Caddy Super Cruise Adds Automated Lane Change Capability

Upgraded system will bow this year on three 2021 models 

Business

ZF Teams with Chinese Partner on Electric Motors

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and China’s Wolong Electric Group Co. are forming a joint venture to produce electric motors and related components for electrified vehicles.

Autoliv Readies Front Row Divider Airbag

Autoliv Inc. has developed a new airbag that deploys between the driver and front-seat passenger to prevent them from colliding during a side-impact crash.

Autonomous Vehicles

ZF Pursues Modular Steps for Autonomy

Passenger vehicles are just beginning to offer limited Level 2 self-driving capabilities, but the commercial vehicle sector is only a few years from introducing far more sophisticated Level 4 systems.

Infrastructure

Carmakers to Test Blockchain Payment Tech

Next month BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Renault will begin testing a blockchain-based identification system for automatic payments for parking and road tolls.

Aluminum

Chassix Changes Name to Aludyne

Michigan-based Chassix Inc., a supplier of aluminum and cast iron casting machined components for vehicles, has changed its name to Aludyne.

Mobility

Former BorgWarner Exec Joins ZF Board

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has appointed Martin Fischer to its management board to oversee safety systems, electronics and advanced driver assist systems in the Americas.

Materials & Lightweighting

Plastic Omnium Shuffles Management Team

France’s Plastic Omnium SA is reorganizing its management team to bring in younger leaders to help prepare the company for long-term growth.

Business

ZF Sells Stake in Haldex

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has sold its 20% stake in Swedish brake system supplier Haldex SA.

Infrastructure

ZF Plans Autonomous-Shuttle Service in 2021

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and its 2getthere B.V. subsidiary plan to launch an autonomous shuttle service at the Brussels airport, transporting passengers between the terminal and long-term parking, in 2021.

Business

ZF Plans to Divest 20% Stake in Haldex

ZF Friedrichshafen AG says it is evaluating options to sell its 20% stake Haldex AB, the Swedish brake specialist it unsuccessfully tried to acquire in 2016.

Materials & Lightweighting

Jeep, Ferrari Win Lightweighting Honors

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Jeep Wrangler SUV and Ferrari SpA’s Portofino supercar won this year’s Altair Enlighten Award in the high-production and low-volume categories, respectively.

ZF Gets Big Order for Innovative Transmission

This eight-speed was designed from the start with electrification in mind.

Business

ZF Cuts Sales, Earnings Outlook

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has joined a long list of automotive suppliers in predicting leaner results this year than previously expected.

Business

Lawsuits Target Millions of ZF-TRW Airbag Controllers

Millions of airbag control modules may fail in a crash and prevent the airbags from deploying, according to two lawsuits that seek class-action status in the U.S.

Propulsion

ZF Touts 2-Speed Electric Drive System

Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG says its new 2-speed electric drive is more efficient than current single-speed units.

Hybrid

ZF Gets Big Orders for Innovative Transmission

This eight-speed was designed from the start with electrification in mind

Brose Names New N. America Chief

Wilm Uhlenbecker has taken over as president of Brose Groups North American unit, effective July 1.

Business

ZF Wins Big Transmission Order from FCA

ZF Friedrichshafen AG says it will supply 8-speed automatic transmissions to Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles NV for use in conventional and hybrid-electric vehicles.   

Business

Wabco Shareholders Approve Sale to ZF

More than two-thirds of Wabco Holdings Inc. shareholders voted to approve the company’s acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen AG.