ZF mobilizes commercial vehicle intelligence. We do not limit ourselves to the truck. Trailers are playing a critical role as temporary warehouses in networked freight transport. Thus, ZF’s advanced integration expertise goes one step further: with the intelligent connection between truck and trailer and their integration into overarching fleet management systems, ZF is meeting the industry’s challenges with electrified, automated and digitalized solutions. NOW.
Discover how ZF empowers OEMs and fleets for the future: with innovative electrification systems, automated depot applications and intelligent connectivity solutions.
Cost-effectiveness and sustainability do not have to be contrasts. Lower fuel consumption thanks to efficient transmissions, hybrid or electric drives, longer life cycles of components and systems, a global service network with remanufacturing expertise – these approaches and solutions from ZF do not only reduce operating costs for OEMs and fleet operators. They also reduce emissions from both goods logistics and passenger transport, save raw materials and are thus a real advantage for the environment. ZF is also embarking on new paths here: In the truck sector, ZF is also involved in international joint projects such as Aeroflex. With regard to urban passenger transport, ZF is establishing itself as an overall supplier of autonomous, all-electric shuttle solutions.
Worldwide, logistics transport volumes are growing. Where many commercial vehicles are used to maintain important supply chains, the demands of forwarding companies and other road users for active and passive safety are also growing. Legislators are also increasingly stipulating assistance systems that support drivers and provide added safety. One example is the General Safety Regulation (GSR), which came into force in the EU in 2022. ZF combines precise environmental sensors, powerful control units as well as AI and proven actuators in the chassis, steering and driveline to form state-of-the-art, automated driver assistance systems. These automatic aids also relieve stress for professional drivers, facilitate their on-boarding and make the profession more attractive. All this avoids accidents, reduces possible associated consequences and puts human well-being at the center of attention.
Punctuality. Reliability. Cost-effectiveness. Keeping these requirements balanced is not easy for fleet managers at times of booming e-commerce. With cloud-based solutions for predictive maintenance, logistics planning and more, ZF offers fleet operators the support they need in times of volatile order books. Connected solutions also reduce the volume of emissions in logistics, since drives can be utilized better and condition monitoring – for example of the tire air pressure – supports efficient driving. For this reason, ZF sees digital and connected services as being the basis for shaping the mobility of the future.
SCALAR is a digital solution that automatically optimizes planning, routing, dispatching, field service management and more for fleets to make sure they send the right vehicle, at the right time and to the right place. ZF expert Hjalmar Van Raemdonck explains how it works.