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Business, Technology, Equipment

ZF Touts Safety, Intelligence Systems

ZF TailGuard TailGUARD is ZF’s collision avoidance system for when a vehicle is reversing, and has automatic braking. (ZF)

CLEVELAND — ZF Group displayed a suite of safety and intelligence systems for trucks and trailers as it moves toward its goal of becoming the leading commercial vehicle supplier.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

ZF Taps Wilhelm Rehm to Lead Forthcoming CV Unit

ZF Rehm (ZF Friedrichshafen AG)

ZF Friedrichshafen AG announced it appointed Wilhelm Rehm to head its forthcoming new commercial vehicle solutions division as it pursues what the company called its ambitious commercial vehicle growth strategy worldwide.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 2, 2021
Business, Equipment

FleetPride Partners With TRW for ZF Remanufactured Steering Gears

FleetPride truck FleetPride Inc.

Aftermarket parts distributor FleetPride announced it reached a preferred supplier agreement to provide TRW-remanufactured steering gears from ZF.

June 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

ZF Announces Air Disc Brakes Delivery

Schuster The delivery was made to refrigerated carrier Schuster Co. (Schuster Co.)

ZF Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Americas announced the first delivery of Navistar International LT series trucks equipped with its Wabco Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes.

April 2, 2021
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