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2020 USA / Canada Press Releases

ZF Launches Advanced WABCO TOOLBOX PLUS Diagnostic Software

2020/07/14

• ZF’s new Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division releases the latest generation of diagnostics software

• Leverages its recent acquisition of WABCO, the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced commercial vehicle technologies

• Enhanced user experience, streamlined diagnosis and minimized downtime

Auburn Hills, Michigan (USA). ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Control Systems division today announced the release of the WABCO TOOLBOX PLUS™, the latest generation of its PC-based advanced diagnostics software that expedites vehicle and trailer diagnosis. TOOLBOX PLUS™ has a “roll call” feature that automatically detects and populates WABCO systems included on the vehicle. With a simple click, users can diagnose fault codes, view repair and installation instructions and access maintenance manuals.

The latest TOOLBOX™ software offers expanded diagnostic capabilities and support for the current WABCO product portfolio — including latest product releases Intelligent Anti-lock Braking System (iABS™) for trailers, Modular Braking System Platform (mBSP™) for trucks and TailGUARD™ reversing collision avoidance system for trucks and trailers.

TOOLBOX™ diagnostic software was first introduced nearly two decades ago and has been continuously upgraded, with approximately 12,000 fleets, dealers and independent service garages currently using it. TOOLBOX PLUS™ provides automatic software upgrades and is supported by an upgraded, easy-to-use homepage interface featuring applications grouped by truck, tractor, bus and trailer.

“TOOLBOX PLUS™ is designed to enable users to quickly and easily run accurate diagnostics to get vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible and increase uptime for ZF customers,” said Abe Aon, Business Leader, North America Aftersales, Service and Support - Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division. “ZF is a dedicated supplier partner providing fleets with comprehensive ownership support, and TOOLBOX PLUS™ has a key role to play in this by providing diagnostic support throughout the lifecycle of a vehicle.”

To expedite diagnostics, TOOLBOX PLUS™ has a “roll call” feature that automatically detects and populates WABCO systems included on the vehicle. With a simple click, users can diagnose fault codes, view repair and installation instructions and access maintenance manuals. When further technical support is required, the software pre-populates the WABCO product warranty form with key information such as the vehicle identification number (VIN) and fault code(s), saving the user time. The form can then simply be emailed to the WABCO Customer Care Center.

TOOLBOX PLUS™ includes aftermarket programming functionality which enables on-demand programming of replacement Electronic Control Units (ECU) for WABCO truck ABS, as well as the WABCO OnLaneALERT® Lane Departure Warning camera. ZF is the only supplier that provides aftermarket programming of ABS ECUs which helps fleets reduce downtime, inventory requirements and costs.

TOOLBOX PLUS™ is available in one, two and three year subscriptions through exclusive distributor Snap-On. Subscriptions include free updates to the software and are available at https://wabco.snapon.com and via Snap-on Customer Care at +1 (800) 639-6774.

Tony Sapienza

Head of Communications, North America

tony.sapienza@zf.com

+1 734-582-1646

Ashley Van Horn

Technology and Product Communications

ashley.vanhorn@zf.com

+1 734 737 8872

2019 USA / Canada Press Releases

ZF Shapes the Future of Transportation at NACV Show 2019

2019-10-28LIVONIA, Michigan – The North American commercial vehicle industry is facing serious challenges: job shortages, cost of operations, freight demands and regulations, among others. ZF, a global technology company, offers a diverse set of technologies that will help lead to safer roads and lower emissions, enabling transformative change in the market. ZF will highlight these technologies at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show, Oct. 28–31, in Atlanta.

ZF Marine Highlights ZF Repropulsion & New Partnerships

2019/10/29 Fort Lauderdale. ZF Marine will present ZF Repropulsion at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. A world leader in marine propulsion technology, ZF supplies transmissions, propellers and control systems for all types of pleasure craft applications. The company will help boat owners gain better insight into the topic of repowering by hosting seminars on the booth during the show, presented by subject matter expert Steve D’Antonio

ZF Aftermarket Announces the Launch of a Newly Formulated TRW Branded Brake Program

2019/11/04

  • Two new lines of TRW brake pads – TRW Ultra and TRW Pro
  • Perfectly tailored brake lines for maximized coverage

With more than 40 years of experience manufacturing brake pads for the aftermarket, ZF Aftermarket is excited to announce its newly formulated TRW branded brake program in both mid-grade and premium lines.

ZF Aftermarket proudly releases two new brake pad product lines under the TRW brand – TRW Ultra and TRW Pro. These two lines are perfectly tailored to meet their respective market needs. Both lines feature a blend of 100% copper-free formulations, putting the product lines ahead of the California copper-free legislation deadline of 2025. The pads are slotted and chamfered per the OE configuration and include stainless steel hardware for installation, where applicable. To ensure a safe break-in on both the TRW Ultra and TRW Pro lines, the pads are post-cured for an average of 10 hours.

Tony Sapienza

Head of Communications, North America

tony.sapienza@zf.com

+1 734-582-1646

Ashley Van Horn

Technology and Product Communications

ashley.vanhorn@zf.com

+1 734 737 8872

Martin Meissner

Marketing and Communications Manager, Industrial Technology, North America

martin.meissner@zf.com

+1 954-646-5676

Ashley Van Horn

Technology and Product Communications

ashley.vanhorn@zf.com

+1 734 737 8872

ZF Aftermarket Announces the Launch of the TRW Branded Lift Support Line

2019/11/04

  • Lift Support product line with over 1,500 SKUs
  • Covering 99% of market sales
  • Best in class warranty

ZF Aftermarket is proud to announce the addition of a completely new TRW Branded Lift Support program to its array of aftermarket steering and suspension, brake, ride control, clutch and transmission products sold in the United States and Canada.

With over 1,500 SKUs covering 99% of sales, the new TRW lift support product line is designed with the TRW focus of innovation, quality and engineering excellence. Over the course of 20 years, ZF Aftermarket has become the lift support category leader, helping distributors capture sales with first-to-market coverage, reliable fill-rates, expert cataloging data and technical support.

Tony Sapienza

Head of Communications, North America

tony.sapienza@zf.com

+1 734-582-1646

Ashley Van Horn

Technology and Product Communications

ashley.vanhorn@zf.com

+1 734 737 8872

ZF develops Dual Lens Camera for Commercial Vehicles

launches in 2020 with integrated ADAS technologies

2019/06/13

  • Features ZF’s longitudinal and lateral vehicle control expertise combined with Mobileye’s advanced EyeQ4 processor
  • Much smaller than most commercial vehicle cameras on the market due to flexible and compact mechanical design
  • Suits a wide range of vehicle types and windscreen angles – part of a suite of ADAS products to launch in 2020
  • Second lens enables redundancy for Level2+ functions and offers wide angle field of view for near pedestrian detection – if one lens becomes blinded second lens helps ensure camera operation

Friedrichshafen, Germany / Farmington Hills, Michigan – June 13, 2019 – ZF, the world’s leading supplier of automotive cameras, has developed the Dual-cam two lens camera specifically designed for the commercial truck market and to be used in concert with other ZF ADAS technologies.

Tony Sapienza

Head of Communications, North America

tony.sapienza@zf.com

+1 734-582-1646

John Wilkerson

Technology and Product Communications

john.wilkerson@zf.com

+1 734-582-1312

E-Mobility from ZF: Speed on the Track, Greater Range on the Road

2019/07/12

  • ZF applies extensive volume-production competence to build all-electric driveline for Venturi
  • Formula E is the ideal test lab for ZF technologies
  • Insights from motorsports help accelerate volume production development

Northville/Brooklyn. In 2016, ZF and Venturi teamed established an official technology partnership for the FIA Formula E championship. Now, in the fifth season of the championship, ZF has developed an electric axle drive that includes an electric motor as well as newly developed transmission and power electronics for the Venturi race team. In the short, dynamic development phase, ZF's engineers broke new ground and pushed the boundaries thanks to their in-house systems expertise. At the same time, knowledge and experience gained and tested in motor racing provides insights that can be applied to volume production development.

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