ZF announced on the eve of Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 of Las Vegas to have produced over 50 million cameras for the sector, of which 10 million in 2022.
ZF, a true world leader in camera manufacturing
The company makes automotive cameras in plants in the United States, China, the United Kingdom and Poland. It recently started production at its new site in Monterrey, Mexico.
“We use the latest manufacturing and testing techniques at all ZF sites so that we can ensure the quality and reliability of our cameras, and we thank our dedicated teams around the world for their dedication to excellence,” he said Jana Rosenmann, Head of the Electronics and ADAS Division for the ZF Group.
“We have been manufacturing cameras since 2008 and have become a technology leader thanks to constant innovation and attention to detail in the design and manufacturing processes“.
And 2023 has started particularly well for ZF, which announced at CES 2023 that it has produced over 50 million cameras in recent years, of which 10 million in 2022. An incredible result, which enhances the professionalism of a leading company, committed in automotive safety.
Collaboration with Mobileye
The two partners design, develop and supply processor-based cameras EyeQ™ by Mobileye for advanced object recognition technology. ZF incorporates this technology into its innovative family of telecamere Smart.
Smart cameras also include the Tri-camera 4 with three lenses, a premium innovation for the sector and useful for semi-automated driving. Tri-camera 4 mounts a telephoto to improve long-range sensing capabilities and a lente fish-eye to improve short-range capability with an expanded field of view.
“This milestone reflects our joint efforts to improve driver safety with ADAS technology,” he commented Nimrod Nehushtan, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Mobileye.
“As our systems evolve to take more responsibility for driving and become even more intelligent through cloud-based services and additional sensors, we know this partnership will continue to deliver technology vehicle owners will appreciate for years to come.”
Single lens cameras
ZF has come to fourth generation of single lens cameras thanks to Smart Camera 4.8, which offers the possibility to enjoy a horizontal field of view of 100 degrees. It is certainly a further step to meet the 5 stars EuroNCAP for safety and requirements IIHS Top Safety Pick+ not General Safety Regulationswhich require increasingly stringent protocols for safety-critical systems.
ZF also supplies such advanced sensor technologies ADASincluding front facing cameras, ultra imaging systems and satellite radars to over a dozen vehicle manufacturers globally, contributing to the improvement of vehicle safety and making functions such asHighway Driving Assist and the Traffic Jam Assist available for light vehicles.
Lastly, we recall that ZF is the leader in automated driving technologies, from Level 2/2+ up to fully automated vehicles.