ZF is about to launch a Collision Mitigation System (CMS) for metropolis buses. Providing energetic braking to assist keep away from frontal collisions with different street customers, together with autos, bicycles and pedestrians, the system additionally helps counter the opposed influence of braking momentum on passengers.
Serving to scale back the danger of accidents and accidents each inside and outdoors of the bus, the answer is the trade’s first Authentic Gear Producer (OEM) impartial CMS particularly engineered for metropolis bus purposes. The system is appropriate with each electrical and inner combustion engines. Having already secured enterprise wins from main bus OEMs, ZF will initially launch its Metropolis Bus CMS in Europe and, finally, plans to roll the system out worldwide.
Leveraging ZF’s wide-ranging competencies to develop a pioneering resolution connecting radar and digital camera with a central processing unit and braking system, Metropolis Bus CMS represents a transparent proof level of the Group’s Subsequent Technology Mobility technique.
Along with offering superior, built-in security for street customers in addition to the driving force and passengers of each electrical and historically fueled buses, we’re extending ZF’s Superior Driver Help Techniques management in vehicles and coaches to the necessary metropolis bus market section. Using superior braking system know-how is essentially necessary for security and autonomous driving, with advanced metropolis bus purposes offering an fascinating and beneficial use case.
—Philipp Helmich, Head of Automobile Dynamics Product Strains with ZF’s Business Automobile Options division
Providing vital worth for OEMs and fleet clients, ZF’s metropolis bus CMS represents a significant step in enhancing bus security for passengers and street customers alike. Serving to mitigate hazardous visitors conditions within the complexity of an city atmosphere requires subtle situational evaluation, together with superior object detection and classification.
Constructing on ZF’s intensive security programs experience, ZF’s Metropolis Bus CMS attracts on its newest OnGuardMAX know-how for heavy vehicles, with particular options and functionalities which can be tailor-made to metropolis bus purposes. Combining the info from its digital camera and radar offers steady evaluation of the visitors scenario. If an impending collision is detected, the system can problem a Ahead Collision Warning (FCW) and routinely apply the brakes to assist mitigate or keep away from an accident.
Mixed with ZF’s superior braking capabilities which can be exactly calibrated with the automobile’s pace and weight, the opposed results of sudden braking on passengers may also be minimized. With seamless interplay between ZF’s ADAS and braking system, brake strain is fastidiously utilized throughout the braking cascade making passengers much less prone to be jolted and put off-balance.