With its robo-taxi, ZF demonstrated at CES that the technology company is capable of providing the necessary solutions for developing robot vehicles and related services, which is in line with its company philosophy: "see. think. act."
. The ZF sensor set enables the demo vehicle to detect its environment with precision. ZF ProAI RoboThink, the high-performance mainframe computer for autonomous driving, is designed to process the vast amount of sensor data, compile it into a comprehensive overview, and derive corresponding commands from it. These commands are then implemented by networked ZF systems – including chassis, drive, steering system, brakes, or occupant safety systems.
ZF ProAI RoboThink is the world's most powerful central processing unit in the automotive field: This latest generation in the ZF ProAI product family comes with its own graphics processor, offers a total computing performance of more than 150 teraOPS (the equivalent of 150 trillion calculation operations per second) and can be modularly combined with up to four units, corresponding to a total performance of 600 teraOPS.
ZF has also been working hard to network its intelligent mechanical systems with its cloud-based platform for mobility services. It will be possible to integrate functions across all kinds of providers, for instance for ride-hailing, innovative delivery services, and fleet management. The vehicle software can be updated via the cloud.