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.

ZF is pursuing both markets with a strategy that uses many of the same components, but manages them with different algorithms, says Farid Khairaliah, portfolio director for safety domain control units.

Level 2 features include such driver assists as automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and cross-traffic alerts—all of which require constant oversight by a human driver. Level 4 systems have the ability to control a vehicle with little human supervision under a variety of controlled conditions.

Khairaliah notes that ZF offers a portfolio of processors with increasing computing power for each level of automation

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