At FISITA show, ZF has showcased a range of advanced technologies for the Indian market designed for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The product range for passenger cars includes technologies such as its ProAI super computer, electric drive, seat belts, airbags, clutch cover XTend, clutch by wire and advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) which can be experienced through virtual reality glasses. In the commercial vehicle segment, the company is highlighting its clutches, dampers & automated manual transmissions. Alongside, it also exhibits latest technologies in the areas of autonomous driving, advanced safety and efficiency. ZF is also showing its automated manual transmissions (AMT) and dampers for commercial vehicles that it intends to launch by 2020.
Dr. Holger Klein, the newly appointed member of the Board of Management, ZF Friedrichshafen AG has said that India is an important growth market for the company and ZF is significantly expanding its presence – in terms of localising technologies for its domestic customers but also developing our engineering activities here to support our global business.
ZF has developed a strong manufacturing footprint across both the automotive and non-automotive businesses in India since it established operations in the region around 60 years ago. With two wholly-owned subsidiaries, five joint venture operations and a new technical center dedicated to software engineering, ZF is aiming at a stronger focus on the Indian market. Visitors can enjoy a ride experience in a demo vehicle equipped with the company’s advanced chassis technology solution mSTARS (modular Semi-Trailing Arm Rear Suspension).
Suresh KV, President of ZF India mentioned that the demo vehicle equipped with mSTARS is a good example of how our global engineering teams work together to develop technologies which meet local market needs. “This system can help our customers to meet the new requirements for lightweighting specified in the upcoming Bharat VI norms from April 2020,” he added.