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Active safety systems are the basis for automated driving functions: ZF TRW

Published: December 31, 2015 | Friedrichshafen

According to international automotive suppliers ZF TRW, Automated driving requires more than just intelligent mechanics. The vehicle’s systems will also need comprehensive, precise, and reliable information about the state of the driver. During highly automated driving, where the driver will no longer have to monitor the system, he or she will remain responsible for taking back control of the vehicle at any time when prompted.


Driver monitoring is therefore a critical part of the development process – and one where ZF has a solid understanding. At CES, the company will demonstrate the multi-faceted interaction between human and machine, with innovative concepts in the area of human-machine interface (HMI).

Active safety systems are the basis for automated driving functions. These help protect passengers, drivers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users in emergency situations. Active safety systems from ZF will enable automated functions in emergency situations such as automatic emergency braking or emergency steering maneuvers. The next step is geared toward highway driving, with partial and fully automated drive functions set to considerably increase safety and comfort. ZF’s long-term goal is to also increase safety in highly complex city traffic.

ZF believes that the initial potential of future urban mobility lies in intelligent networking, namely, interconnecting the chassis, driveline, and driver assist systems, as demonstrated in its electrically powered, cloud-connected Advanced Urban Vehicle that features partially automated functionality. This prototype vehicle represents ZF’s new competencies following its acquisition of TRW.

Source: ZF TRW


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