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ZF takes on experts from IEE Sensing to enhance its AV tech development

In order to expand its capabilities in the development of autonomous vehicle technologies, ZF has taken on 20 experts from IEE Sensing Germany, based in Kösching in Upper Bavaria. They will work for ZF’s subsidiary, Zukunft Ventures, under the name Zukunft Mobility.

IEE Sensing Germany specializes in the development of functions for driver assistance, integrated vehicle safety and autonomous driving. The group of new employees includes computer scientists, physicists and software developers who have many years of experience in the automotive industry. They will be working on developing these systems, particularly in the sensor and software development sectors, and in simulation and test procedures, using their many years of expertise in the field of artificial intelligence.

“The expansion of our capabilities and skills in software and algorithm development is extremely important for ZF; it enables us to offer our customers intelligent mechanical systems,” said ZF CEO Dr Stefan Sommer. “With the developers from IEE Sensing Germany, we have an experienced and competent team where together, we can work on the future of the automobile industry. In terms of our ‘See – Think – Act’ claim, we are strengthening the ‘Think’ element, i.e. making the intelligent connection between what is happening in the vehicle’s surroundings and subsequently how it should act.”

Development of functions, systems and algorithms for automated and autonomous driving will be at the forefront of activities. With its new location in Kösching, situated just off the German A9 freeway, ZF has now gained direct access to the A9 testing ground and can evaluate autonomous cars in real traffic conditions.

The team will continue to be led by current general manager, Dr Frank Keck, together with Dr Martin Randler, who is responsible for the pre-development of sensor technologies at ZF.

December 6, 2017

Written by Rachel Evans


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