ZF invests US$3.2m in equipment at its radar test facility in France

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Around €2.9m (US$3.2m) is to be invested in the ZF radar test facility located in Brest, France. This will be used for new equipment, tooling and components for the development of the company’s next generation radar sensors, as well as a 500m² expansion of the warehouse.

Peter Austen, global portfolio director, driver assist systems, ZF TRW, said, “Radar is a fundamental part of the automated driving equation. When combined with camera, intelligent control units and actuators, it can help to enable partially automated driving functions such as highway driving assist with automated lane change. Together with our advanced camera systems, our AC1000 family is an ideal solution to meet Euro NCAP requirements up to 2020.”

ZF’s radar systems are designed, assembled and tested at the Brest facility, which currently occupies approximately 2,200m² and produces around 300,000 units per year. ZF Radar anticipates that this figure will exceed one million by 2020.

July 19, 2016

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