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Intelligent Transmission Automation

Highly efficient automation solutions for commercial vehicle transmissions ​


Fuel Efficiency

Up to 5% less fuel consumption versus manual transmissions

Driver Efficiency​

Increases driver efficiency across all experience levels

Enhanced Uptime

Reduces mechanical wear, helps maximize vehicle uptime​

Leading Technology

Market leader for transmission automation technology​

What can Intelligent Transmission Automation provide?

Designed to enhance fuel efficiency, vehicle safety and driver comfort ZF’s Intelligent Transmission Automation releases the driver from constant clutch and shift operations through automated, optimized gear shifting, offering additional benefits like improved fuel efficiency, longer component lifetime and increased safety.​



Leading modular transmission automation solution featuring award-winning and patented technology which can turn nearly every manual transmission into an automated manual transmission ​

Customer Benefits: ​
  • Applies to different types of commercial vehicles​
  • Cost-effective solution from small volume application onwards ​
  • Lowers development cost by more than 80% versus customized solution ​
  • Offers extensive customization options with unique calibration tool myOptiDrive
  • Experienced engineering support from concept to serial production​


The system automates and optimizes gear shifting in 5-18 speed manual transmissions for different types of commercial vehicles

Features & Capabilities: ​
  • Complete system including hardware and software ​
  • Designed for constant and synchro-mesh gearboxes ​
  • System modularity easily adapts to existing gearboxes ​
  • Full automation of shifting and clutching ​
  • Helps to increase safety by interaction with systems like ABS or ESC​smart


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