ZF Group participated in the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show, focusing on solutions in three major technology areas: electrification, software-defined vehicles, and autonomous driving.
Electric drives are one of ZF’s core technology pillars, and to date, ZF’s Electric Drives Division has received a total of €30 billion in orders around the world. ZF is bringing a next-generation 800-volt electric drive system with a more efficient silicon carbide inverter, a higher power density motor and a lighter reduction mechanism; the innovative inverter technology has a faster switching frequency and low losses, with higher conductivity and heat resistance.
On the software side, ZF can offer a comprehensive combination of longitudinal, lateral and vertical chassis motion actuators to provide a complete system for the various functions of a software-defined vehicle.
ZF’s technology allows the vehicle to be controlled with six degrees of freedom without the need for a mechanical connection to the steering wheel or brake pedal.
ZF has announced that it will offer coDrive L2+ level driver assistance systems, including multi-lane changing and leading-edge memory parking assistance, for a Chinese OEM’s electric vehicle models in 2023, with the corresponding models to be launched in the Chinese and European markets successively in 2023.
The ZF Group achieved sales of 43.8 billion euros in 2022, with Asia Pacific sales, mainly in China, accounting for about 25% of the Group’s global sales, and plans to reach 30% by 2030.