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Company Overview of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Company Overview

ZF Friedrichshafen AG provides driveline and chassis technologies for the passenger car and commercial vehicle industries worldwide. It operates through seven divisions: Car Powertrain Technology, Car Chassis Technology, Commercial Vehicle Technology, Industrial Technology, E-Mobility, ZF Aftermarket, and Active & Passive Safety Technology. The Car Powertrain Technology division offers automatic transmissions, manual/dual clutch transmissions, axle drives, and powertrain modules. The Car Chassis Technology division provides chassis systems, chassis components, and suspension technology. The Commercial Vehicle Technology division offers truck and van driveline technology, axle and transmissio...

Löwentaler Strasse 20

Friedrichshafen,  88046


Founded in 1915

137,000 Employees


49 7541 77 0


49 7541 77 908000

Key Executives for ZF Friedrichshafen AG

CEO & Member of Management Board
Age: 58
President, South America
President of Asia-Pacific Division
Head of ZF Active & Passive Safety Technology Division and Member of Management Board
Age: 58
Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Representative
Age: 65
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG Key Developments

NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu to Launch First AI Autonomous Vehicle Computer for China

NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu announced that they are creating a production-ready AI autonomous vehicle platform designed for China. NVIDIA DRIVE Xavier, available this quarter, is the autonomous machine processor at the heart of this functionally safe system. The world’s most complex and advanced SoC, it is capable of performing 30 deep learning TOPS (trillions of operations per second), using only 30 watts of power. In addition to its extreme efficiency, Xavier also enables rich, diverse I/O connections to many different types of sensors. ZF brings expertise for system integration of the car computer and the sensors. ZF’s new Xavier-based ProAI will process inputs from multiple cameras, plus lidar and radar, paint a 360-degree view around the vehicle, locate it on an HD map, and find a safe path through traffic. Baidu’s Apollo open autonomous driving platform provides a comprehensive, secure and reliable all-in-one solution that supports all major features and functions of an autonomous vehicle. Apollo Pilot is an autonomous driving product targeted for mass production, which provides a safe, economical and comfortable autonomous driving experience. It’s built on Baidu’s technology and insight from the driving behaviors of Chinese users. This solution is created not only for Chinese automakers, but any vehicle maker planning to do business in China, and can scale from super Level 2 automated driving capabilities to Level 5 fully autonomous robotaxis. Production vehicles utilizing AI self-driving technologies from NVIDIA, ZF and Baidu are expected on the roads of China starting in 2020.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG Presents at CTI Symposium, Dec-06-2017 08:40 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG Presents at CTI Symposium, Dec-06-2017 08:40 AM. Venue: Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Speakers: Stefan Sommer, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Management Board.

Baidu, Inc. Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Baidu Inc. signed a strategic cooperation agreement with ZF Friedrichshafen AG on September 12. The two sides will work together in the field of automatic driving, vehicle networking, and mobile travel services and will jointly develop fully automated driving solutions for the Chinese market. In order to promote the development of unmanned technologies, at present, Baidu has been working with many car companies within China, such as BYD Auto Co. Ltd., Chang'an Car Co., Ltd, Dong Feng Venucia etc.

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