ZF launches series production of a new braking system for electric vehicles

27 January 2021

ZF confirms its position as a provider of technology and systems for electromobility with a new order for series production. The latest in ZF brake control solutions will be standard on Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 models, as well as on the MEB platform of the modular electronic transmission system that the Volkswagen Group markets globally. With its new brake control, ZF can help meet high requirements for safety and comfort. In addition, it optimizes the recovery of braking energy, increasing the autonomy and daily usability of electric vehicles.

The Volkswagen Group order for the new ZF brake control system covers several million vehicles, from the recently introduced ID.3 and ID.4 to future models based on the manufacturer's MEB e-drive MEB platform .

With an optimized software interface, the new ZF braking system can be integrated and networked even more easily into the electronic architecture of vehicles.

The ZF system also supports driver assistance functions such as automatic emergency braking. In addition, ZF's solution replaces previously required mechanical components (such as the parking lock) with software functions, saving weight and costs.

"We meet the trend towards electromobility with our entire range of technology solutions, not just drivetrain technology," says Wolf-Henning Scheider , CEO of ZF Group. "This order from Volkswagen emphasizes how our competencies for braking systems, as well as for network systems, contribute to increasing the range of electric vehicles of our customers. To this end, our systems help meet high requirements for comfort and security".

On a technical level, the ZF brake control is based on a combination of the company's electronic brake booster (EBB) and its electronic stability control (ESC). The system is part of a software network hosted by the stability control unit. It helps to meet the strict safety standards that have been set by the European road safety association EuroNCAP. New test protocols for functions such as automatic emergency braking create the need for a more powerful boost to provide even faster and more dynamic braking force.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger, commercial and industrial technology vehicles, powering the next generation of mobility. ZF makes vehicles see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Movement Control, Integrated Security, Automated Driving and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and emerging mobility and transportation service providers. ZF electrifies different types of vehicles. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions and protecting the climate.

ZF acquired WABCO Holdings Inc. on May 29, 2020. Today, it has 160,000 employees worldwide with approximately 260 facilities in 41 countries. In 2019, the two independent companies achieved sales of € 36.5 billion (ZF) and $ 3.4 billion (WABCO).

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