German car parts maker ZF and Mobileye, an Intel company, have been chosen by Japanese Toyota Motor Corp to develop and provide Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for use in a variety of vehicle platforms in the next five years.
ZF, a major provider of automotive cameras based on Mobileye technology, will also offer its Gen21 mid-range radar as part of the arrangement and will be responsible for the camera and radar integration in Toyota vehicles.
Mr. Amnon Shashua, SVP, Intel, and president and CEO, Mobileye remarked that “Mobileye is delighted to be working with ZF to develop leading driver assistance and safety technology for Toyota, the world’s largest automaker.”
The new relationship with Toyota, according to ZF and Mobileye, is the first time that their ADAS systems have been nominated for Toyota, and it considerably expands the reach of Mobileye and ZF safety technologies to increase security and driver convenience functions on world highways.
Mr. Christophe Marnat, Executive Vice President, Electronics and ADAS division, ZF pointed out that “ZF looks forward to working closely with Toyota and Mobileye to develop advanced safety systems designed to meet global safety regulations. Our innovative technologies will deliver outstanding performance and robustness for fusion-based systems and ADAS functions.”
ZF and Mobileye will collaborate to develop advanced camera technology that will be combined with ZF radar technology to power key advanced driver assistance platforms in Toyota vehicles.
To precisely comprehend the environment around Toyota vehicles, Mobileye’s EyeQ 4, one of the most advanced application-specific vision computing system-on-a-chip (SoC) currently available, will be paired with ZF’s Gen21 mid-range radar technology.
These technologies will work together to help prevent and lessen collisions while also providing best-in-class lateral and longitudinal vehicle control.
The Gen21 mid-range radar from ZF is a high-performance 77GHz front radar that enables L2 or L2+ Automated Driving functions and meets 2022+ Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Ratings.
It’s adaptable to the needs of vehicle manufacturers, with a large field of view at low speeds to help with pedestrian identification for systems like automatic emergency braking (AEB) and a greater detection range at high speeds for systems like adaptive cruise control.