Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

ZF Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Wabco

Wabco Wabco's OptiFlow AutoTail product. (Wabco)

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global supplier of mobility systems for commercial vehicles, passenger cars and industrial technology, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wabco Holdings Inc. for $7.1 billion, or $136.50 per share.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

ZF Showcases Hybrid Transmission, Electric Components

ZF Truck This cabover was equipped with a Traxon hybrid-electric transmission and offered to media for test drives at a ZF facility in Germany. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — Equipment and technology supplier ZF showcased a hybrid-electric version of a heavy-duty automated transmission along with all-electric steering and power options that the company said will help commercial fleets meet growing global demand for cleaner operations and better fuel economy.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

ZF Outlines Tech Strategy, Including Automated, Electric

Wolf-Henning Scheider Wolf-Henning Scheider by Joseph Howard/Transport Topics

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — The leader of global supplier ZF believes that commercial applications for automated technology could soon become a reality in certain controlled situations, but believes broader deployment in congested and high-traffic areas will take awhile.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Automated Steering Is Next Step

ZF Innovation Truck ZF Innovation Truck (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Automated steering capabilities are coming soon to commercial vehicles, suppliers of truck steering systems said.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
September 8, 2017

ZF Evasive Maneuver Assist Demonstration

A driver watches the road ahead with his hands off the wheel as ZF’s Highway Driver Assist function automatically keeps the company’s Innovation concept truck centered in its lane at a safe following distance. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

July 1, 2016