Vision zero is a global aim. Every country must develop its own strategy to achieve it. Brian Loh, Vice President of Active Safety Systems, explains how ZF can contribute here.
As a global systems supplier, how is ZF able to meet the diverse safety requirements of different regions?
ZF develops products designed to increase safety for everybody. Our technology is scalable based on regional market needs. We serve the whole spectrum of active and passive safety needs from low end to premium end.
How does ZF determine each market’s technology needs?
We constantly monitor the market drivers: legal regulations and customer requirements. We also participate in working committees that develop regulations for a given region. In Europe, for example, there is more emphasis on urban driving while in the U.S. it's more about long-distance.
How do regulators and technology leaders like ZF work together to make traffic safer for everyone?
Technology development is advancing much more quickly than legislation. We want to make vehicles and roads safer as quickly and efficiently as possible. Governments like the U.S. also understand this, which is why they ask vehicle manufacturers, for example, to voluntarily agree to implement an automatic emergency braking function by 2022.