Customized high-performance solutions for vehicle intelligence, suitable to any vehicle platform, but based on a single product – that’s the new ZF ProAI.
“When developing the new ZF ProAI, we paid particular attention to two things: standardization and scalability. Because this simplifies the choice immensely when selecting ZF ProAI as the central computer for a vehicle: No matter what the application needs are – ZF has the ideal solution,” said Briemle.
Standardization and flexibility are also key for the processor and the connectors: The super-computer’s modular set-up means it can be equipped with System-on-Chip (SoC) variants from different manufacturers – depending on the planned application and the computing power required. The connectors are compatible with all common plugs on the market. Also, ZF has relied on the highest level of flexibility regarding software. In addition to in-house solutions, the supercomputer also runs programs and operating systems of the OEMs or third-party developers. Depending on the desired performance, three cooling options are available: passive cooling, air cooling and liquid cooling. Nevertheless, the installation dimensions remain the same: The new ZF ProAI has a uniform and compact housing size of only 240 x 138 x 49 millimeters. This is significantly smaller than its previous models and thus gives more freedom in the choice of installation options in the vehicle.