This is how the IDDC from ZF delivers in one package what the Rinspeed concept demands for the future of urban mobility. The modular system
(modular Semi-Trailing Arm Rear Suspension) functions simultaneously as the rear axle and the drive. Also integrated is
Active Kinematics Control (AKC)
, which enables the rear wheels of the Snap to help steer up to an angle of 14 degrees. In the center of the ZF axis is an ultra-compact electric drive motor with a power of 50 kW. It is designed for maximum range, comparatively low speeds and the continuous loads typical in urban car sharing.
The IDDC front axle from ZF is named
and keeps the promise in its name. Together with the modified electric power steering, it achieves a front steering angle of up to 75 degrees. Linked with the AKC at the rear, the Rinspeed Snap can almost turn on the spot and is extremely agile in city traffic.
ZF has also integrated features important for automatic and autonomous driving in its IDDC. Included here are the IBC electrically driven brake system plus hardware and software for effective vision: for example radar systems, LIDAR technology developed together with Ibeo Automotive Systems and optical cameras.
Responsible for driving intelligence in the IDDC is the supercomputer ZF ProAI, which was co-developed with NVIDIA. Acting as a high-performance electronic brain, the computer processes data in real time and uses it to instruct the actuators. With its artificial intelligence and deep-learning capabilities, ZF ProAI will prove that IT systems from ZF retain their value over the long term.