The AxTrax AVE was introduced for the first time in 2012 and has been successfully deployed around the world ever since. The electric drive axle can be used in a wide array of possible applications as it can be operated not only in the mentioned fuel cell configuration, but also as a hybrid or purely electrically with lithium-ion batteries. In addition to the striking drive performance– totaling 250 kW up to a maximum axle load of 13,000 kilograms, the compact design is also appealing. Since neither a conventional unit nor a universally jointed shaft is necessary for transmitting power, manufacturers now have more freedom to design the passenger area the way they want. They can even add seating and standing room, for example, or provide for step-less entry and exit or a completely flat passageway.
ZF is set to launch a pioneering Collision Mitigation System for city buses, offering active braking to help avoid frontal collisions with other road users.
ZF Bus Connect is an advanced fleet management tool developed for city buses and coaches, catering to the needs of bus fleet operators.
In cooperation with Freudenberg, Flixbus and the climate NGO Atmosfair, ZF is participating in a project for fuel cell technology.
ZF has acquired Bestmile’s technology, in a significant step towards launching the commercial vehicle industry’s first Mobility Orchestration Platform.
ZF's proven brake actuator platform lays foundations for safe bus braking maneuvers while optimizing OEM cost effectiveness.
With a new Energy Management Software solution, ZF provides another attractive proposal for the commercial vehicle market.
ZF is preparing for volume production of OnGuardMAX - its most advanced autonomous emergency braking assistance system - in China.
ZF recently completed software upgrades to 740 New York City Transit buses to significantly improve fuel economy.
The RABus self-driving buses collaboration project will be tested in Mannheim and Friedrichshafen, in regular urban road traffic.
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