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ZF Autonomous Shuttle receives CLEPA Innovation Award

ZF’s autonomous shuttle has secured the Innovation Award in the Connectivity and Automation classification from European automotive supplier affiliation, CLEPA.

The German component maker says the system has been extensively tested.

In a variety of tasks around the world, the vehicles have by now lined more than 100m km autonomously and carried more than 14m million passengers without the need of protection drivers.

ZF maintains this lessens expenses and can make the shuttles operational 24 hours a working day.

“ZF gives all features of autonomous driving methods: sensors, software package and superior-effectiveness pcs as effectively as the actuators essential for exactly accelerating, braking and steering the vehicle,” explained ZF head of Autonomous Mobility Units, Torsten Gollewski.

“This is how we add to increased highway protection. We have mastered the technological challenge of self-driving shuttles with a entirely redundant Stage four vehicle – primarily based on automotive graded elements.”

ZF shuttles are out there now and are in a position to operate in city targeted traffic at up to forty kmh, which the firm notes is speedier than the ordinary speed in key European cities.

Each individual year, CLEPA recognises improvements from automotive suppliers. In addition to the Connectivity and Automation classification, an worldwide skilled jury recognises awards in the parts of cooperation, natural environment and protection.

Last year, ZF been given the CLEPA Innovation Award for its eTrailer, a prototype semi-trailer with built-in electric push.

In 2017, Wabco and ZF won an innovation award for their jointly-developed Evasive Manoeuvre Support for commercial vehicles.