At the IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover, Germany, ZF announced that its commercial vehicle division has generated a series of significant business wins for its new CVS division since its launch on January 1, 2022.
ZF will showcase its latest automated, connected and eMobility solutions and its advanced ProAI commercial vehicle supercomputer at the IAA show. It will also showcase its new CeTrax 2 electric central drive, next-generation mBSP ‘XBS’ braking platform and pioneering SCALAR fleet orchestration solution.
According to a communication from the company, SCALAR offers a diverse suite of fleet operations optimisation features, including fully automatic and live planning, routing, scheduling and dispatching solutions. Its open, modular platform can support a wide range of customer requirements by leveraging unique vehicle data, best-in-class machine-learning and AI-based algorithms.
Meanwhile, CeTrax 2 features two high-performance e-motors, silicon carbide inverters, and a three-speed gearbox that can perform power shifts.
With all major components integrated within a single unit, it enables manufacturers to offer conventional combustion and electric drivelines on a single vehicle platform and enables high power and torque, lighter weight and enhanced efficiency.
Additionally, with continuous power of 360 kW and a 24,700 nm maximum output, the CeTrax 2 Electric Central Drive is actioned with smooth and almost imperceptible gear changes due to its seamless powershifting. CeTrax 2 can be easily installed on existing and new vehicle platforms.
With series production of CeTrax 2 set to begin in early 2023, ZF will equip one of the DAF’s trucks with this advanced driveline technology.
ZF’s new modular and scalable mBSP XBS braking system platform will also be showcased at IAA. Demonstrating its capabilities in a ZF Innovation Truck, the new braking system shows promising capabilities in ‘real life’ situations with ZF's new OnGuardMAX emergency braking assist.
In addition to these technologies, at IAA, ZF will also announce the start of the first-ever series production of its newly upgraded ProAI supercomputer.
Specifically designed for commercial vehicle applications, ProAI provides vehicle intelligence for all vehicle platforms, software applications and electrical/electronic vehicle system architectures.
Compact, more energy-efficient and more powerful than the previous generation, it supports all levels of automation levels from ADAS up to Level-5 autonomous driving.
Providing the advanced computing capabilities demanded by autonomous driving, ProAI’s processing power is up to one quadrillion operations per second.
Expected to be launched first in China in 2023, ProAI will be installed as a supercomputer in heavy-duty vehicles in the country and the US to support autonomous driving.
Wilhelm Rehm, Board Member with responsibility for Commercial Vehicle Solutions, Industrial Technology and Materials Management, ZF, said, “As a valued development partner for customers worldwide, ZF is helping to propel the commercial vehicle industry towards a future where people and goods will be transported safely, efficiently and sustainably by fully autonomous, connected and electric vehicles.”