OUR GOALS: ZF 2025

THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IS UNDERGOING RADICAL CHANGE. WE ARE ACTIVELY SHAPING THIS CHANGE.

On the back of clearly defined strategic goals, ZF aims to become the leading technology company with extensive system solutions.

Quality, technology leadership and innovativeness have shaped ZF’s identity from the outset. As we look to the future, our ability to make mobility safe, efficient and sustainable with trendsetting technologies continues to motivate and define everything we do.

In order to successfully meet the major challenges of the global markets, we have laid the important groundwork for future corporate development over the past few years with the ZF 2025 corporate strategy. In this way we are equipping ourselves for the major changes in the market with which the entire industry will have to contend. Such changes include longterm growth markets such as China, new market players and the wide-ranging technological changes toward digitization. Electric drives, increasing networking and self-steering cars will fundamentally alter mobility.

ZF intends to shape this change actively and is aligning the Group to these developments, for instance with the integration of the former U.S. company TRW Automotive as the Active & Passive Safety Technology Division or by setting up the E-Mobility Division. Both these examples demonstrate how we aim to shape mobility with groundbreaking technologies in the areas of safety, efficiency and automated driving. In order to achieve this, we have defined five strategic goals which we will focus on over the coming years.

THE MEGATRENDS FOR FUTURE MOBILITY

ZF combines all the relevant technologies for the megatrends of efficiency, safety and automated driving under one roof and hence is optimally equipped for the future.

Vehicles with very low fuel consumption and emissions are already on the road today. Increasing electrification will boost efficiency still further. Even more potential can be tapped if the networking between consumption-relevant systems in the vehicle is further improved and vehicles use information on their surroundings, i.e. the course of the road and the route.

Sensors, high-resolution cameras, as well as software algorithms and on-board computing power make it possible: In the future, intelligent systems in the vehicle will be able to identify and interpret hazardous situations independently of the driver, and react rapidly and correctly by performing autonomous braking or evasive maneuvers. This will raise the safety standard in vehicles to a new level.

The technology already exists: Sensors precisely record what happens around the vehicle, cameras monitor the lane and even “read” traffic signs, a control unit in the car uses the information to calculate ideal driving maneuvers and autonomously actuates the steering system, brakes, and drive. This is the core element of automated driving that will characterize future road traffic.

HOW ZF SHAPES THE MOBILITY OF THE FUTURE.

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