ZF showcases safety and fuel-efficiency technologies in demo truck-trailers


By Bradley Osborne - 27th November 2022

ZF showcases safety and fuel-efficiency technologies in demo truck-trailers

Safety demonstration truck-trailer by ZF

Germany – At IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover and at its Global Technology Day in Jeversen, ZF Friedrichshafen AG of Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg presented two truck-trailer combinations which showcased the company’s safety systems and its technologies for reducing fuel consumption, respectively. 

The first truck-trailer was equipped with ZF’s latest advanced emergency braking system, ‘OnGuardMAX’. This product includes ‘Highway Assist’, which combines adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assistance. The emergency braking system supports the ‘mBSP XPS’ brake platform, a technology which ZF acquired when it incorporated Wabco into its Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) division. ZF claims OnGuardMAX can autonomously initiate an emergency braking procedure from speeds of up to 80 km/h, bringing the vehicle to a complete stop. Other safety systems working in conjunction with the emergency braking system included the ‘OnHand Electro-Pneumatic Handbrake’ for automatic park brake control and ‘Active Seatbelt’ to keep seatbelts at the correct tension and tangle-free. 

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