ZF presents MOBILITY by-wire technology at IAA
At the IAA MOBILITY 2023 in Munich, the technology group ZF will present by-wire technologies. With the purely electronically controlled steering, braking, or damping systems for software-defined vehicles, ZF aims to achieve shorter braking distances, more steering flexibility, higher driving stability at high speeds, and greater range and efficiency.
ZF presents by-wire systems
ZF is developing three types of by-wire systems that do not require a direct mechanical connection: steer-by-wire including rear axle steering, brake-by-wire with integrated brake control, and electronically controlled active damping.The combination of these technologies leads to networked chassis systems that are to be coordinated holistically by the cubiX software. cubiX has also been used in Geely's electric SUV Lotus Eletre since the beginning of 2023. Here, the ZF software controls all chassis functions such as brakes, front and rear axle steering, and active roll stabilization, as well as the sports car's electric drive. Further production start-ups of the innovative ZF software will follow from 2023.
ZF presents 800-volt drive EVSys800
At the IAA MOBILITY, ZF also plans to present the 800-volt EVSys800 drive, which consists of silicon carbide power electronics, the electric motor, and a reduction gear. The continuous and peak power of the electric motor will be 206 and 275 kilowatts, respectively.
ZF brings one of only five zeppelins worldwide to Munich
In addition to these innovations, ZF has also come up with something very special. At the IAA MOBILITY, the company will bring one of only five zeppelins in the world to Munich. ZF's New Technology (NT) Zeppelin is currently the largest aircraft in the world, bridging the gap between the past, present, and future. The Zeppelin is 75 meters long, has a maximum takeoff weight of 8,050 kg, and has a range of 1,000 kilometers. In addition, the Zeppelin can stay in the air for up to 22 hours and reach a maximum altitude of 3000 meters. Interested parties can still win seats for a sightseeing flight here and here.