Through its broad product portfolio, ZF has the opportunity to offer intelligent, integrated system solutions. These can be turnkey based on which a wide variety of mobility solutions can be implemented – from electric compact cars to autonomous delivery vehicles. Manufacturers essentially need only the car body/bodyshell, the battery system and the interior to put their vehicles on four wheels.
An electric drive system with an output of up to 150 kW provides propulsion that is locally emission-free. The compact drive unit is a combination of the electric motor, a two-stage transmission, a differential and the power electronics. It saves space through its location in the mSTARS modular axle system. This makes the electrification of vehicle platforms in volume production particularly simple and flexible.
Urban transport also benefits from an innovatively designed ZF steering system that allows for a steering angle of up to 75 degrees – a 50 percent improvement over conventional front axles – facilitating turning, parking and maneuvering.
The platform can also provide the necessary sensors, a central control unit and all interfaces for advanced assistance systems ranging from highly automated to autonomous driving functions.