Companies collaborate to advance ADAS technologies
ZF Group announced its strategic collaboration with Israeli technology companies Cognata and OptimalPlus. ZF says that these technology enterprises bolster the company's competence in the areas of plant operations management and enhanced efficiency of ADAS validation operations.
Dr. Dirk Walliser, ZF Senior Vice President corporate R&D, said, “We believe Israel is one of the hotbeds for tech innovations. At ZF, we seek to work jointly with this ecosystem to develop technologically advanced solutions that will shape future mobility and create value-added affiliations and market catalysts.“
ZF’s collaboration with Cognata is in the area of advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) raw data management and transformation. This collaboration aims to enhance capabilities in ADAS data management for validation. ZF will collaborate with OptimalPlus to improve plant performance and jointly bring specialized software products in the future.
ZF was interested in Israeli companies based on its successful collaboration with Mobileye, an Intel company, on forward-facing intelligent cameras and underlying software in the ADAS space. The companies have worked together to develop both single lens cameras and Tri-cam, a three-lens intelligent camera. These are recognized as industry standard for advanced computer vision. ZF and Mobileye are also jointly developing advanced Level 2+ automated driving systems for light vehicles.