The ZF middleware acts as a link between the software applications and the hardware components of a vehicle. And accordingly, only the middleware has to be connected to the vehicle's operating system. This approach minimizes the interfaces, guarantees fast communication between all parts of the system and helps the OEMs to significantly reduce the complexity of the system integration. The same applies to the hardware: Here, too, the middleware simplifies integration into the vehicle.
This open hardware and software architecture enables a faster and improved development process between ZF, the vehicle manufacturers and other partners - throughout the life of the vehicle. Manufacturers and end customers benefit from vehicle functions that are always state-of-the-art.
In addition, the ZF solution can be scaled modularly. Depending on the manufacturer's architecture, the company offers a complete system approach or individual modules. In addition - if required - the ZF ProAI supercomputer platform can supply established manufacturers as well as new players in the mobility market with a powerful central computer that can network software, computer and sensor hardware, and actuators.