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ZF presents new eMobility solutions for commercial vehicles

ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division has presented its latest eMobility technologies, including s ZF’s new CeTrax 2 electric central drive – an integrated, modular e-driveline system for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. ZF has also presented its advanced new Electric Power Steering (EPS) system for trucks, coaches and city buses. The EPS has been prepared for

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ZF appoints Dr. Holger Klein Chairman, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Dr. Holger Klein, Member of the Board of Management responsible for the Asia-Pacific region, Car Chassis Technology Division, Aftermarket and Production, succeeds Wolf-Henning Scheider as Chairman and CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG at the turn of the year 2022/2023. At the same time, Dr. Peter Laier will join the Board of Management to lead the

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What levels of automated truck driving are viable in trucking?

The gulf between a future vision of automated driving and what’s actually happening today is narrowing as automated truck developers and OEMs continue to drive toward full automated driving functionality. In talking with Julien Plenchette, senior vice president, Americas, CVS Division, ZF Group, his vision wasn’t about planting an automated driving flag in the ground

Where you’ll see ZF in truck equipment going forward

You’ve likely had ZF components in your trucks for generations, but you might not have known it. The commercial component supplier has long been providing componentry like cameras and steering solutions to the market under other names that you’d likely recognize. Now that ZF has completed the acquisition and integration of WABCO, its newly launched

Take a stroll through ZF’s technology packed trailer

The next wave of truck technology spilled out of the TMC show floor and flowed out in front of the hall as the ZF technology trailer rolled up to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. From the latest in service and support to a demo of ZF’s TrailerCAST, a telematics technology that offers

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ZF’s WABCO Service Partner program’s 100th service location

ZF announced its 100th service location in the WABCO Service Partner (WSP) program in North America. ZF also plans to add 150 new independent locations to the program in 2022 to further expand coverage and reach a goal of 1,000 partner locations by 2025 within the region, the company noted in a press release. The

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Dealing with EV range anxiety

The restless bouncing leg. The tapping of a pen on a desk top. The inexplicable urge to constantly calculate route lengths. These are all signs of EV range anxiety, the sinking feeling that your commercial vehicle will crawl to a stop in mid-transport, leaving you with a delayed load and a hefty towing bill. But

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ZF launches new Commercial Vehicle Solutions division

ZF has launched its new Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) division. The new division unites ZF’s former Commercial Vehicle Technology and Commercial Vehicle Control Systems divisions, the latter of which was formed from ZF’s May 2020 acquisition of WABCO. ZF’s CVS division is aimed at solutions for safe, sustainable and digitized transport, the company noted in

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What’s now, and what’s next, for truck ADAS

Over the decade that was the 2010s, one of the most exciting and fastest-growing areas of the trucking industry was the rise of advanced driver assistance systems, which may have started out as the stuff of science fiction but soon became a reality: a truck that, if the circumstances are right, can stop itself to

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ZF highlights clean technologies, plans launch of new generation of electric drives

At ACT Expo 2021, ZF highlighted what it calls its line of clean and efficient technologies, the AxTrax electric axle and the CeTrax electric central drive which supports OEMs’ greenhouse gas (GHG) challenges. “We are nearing 1 million miles of real-world experience with AxTrax on the Freightliner eCascadia with tremendous results,” Feldhaus explained. “By 2023,

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Electric truck regenerative braking, explained

One of the most intriguing electric truck technologies is regenerative braking. Who wouldn’t want to capture the energy used to slow the vehicle and send it back to the battery pack? Not only can it help increase an electric truck’s range (which is definitely needed), but it can potentially reduce the number of brake pads

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ZF announces first order of latest-gen. Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes

ZF has announced the first delivery of Navistar International LT series trucks equipped with WABCO Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes to Schuster Co. The U.S. refrigerated trucking fleet began taking delivery of 100 trucks in January 2021. Now in its fifth generation, ZF saysthe Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes include: Up to 50% fewer parts,

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