Toyota Taps ZF and Mobileye for Safety Tech
May 18, 2021
New deal extends both companies’ reach in advanced driver assistance solutions
ZF and Mobileye, an Intel company, have been chosen by Toyota Motor to develop
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for use in multiple vehicle platforms
starting in the next few years. As part of the agreement, ZF, one of the world’s
number one producers of automotive cameras driven by Mobileye technology, will
also supply its Gen21 mid-range radar and be responsible for the integration of
camera and radar in Toyota vehicles.
“Mobileye is delighted to be working with ZF to develop leading driver
assistance and safety technology for Toyota, the world’s largest automaker,”
said Professor Amnon Shashua, senior vice president of Intel and president and
CEO of Mobileye.
ZF and Mobileye continue to be a winning combination for the world’s leading
automakers because of their innovative approach to improving road safety with
computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, localization, mapping, and
best-in-class lateral vehicle control technology for systems such as lane
keeping/lane centering. This new relationship with Toyota, marks the first time
that ZF and Mobileye have been nominated with their ADAS systems for Toyota and
significantly extends the reach of Mobileye and ZF safety technology to enhance
safety and driver convenience functions on world roadways.
“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,” said Christophe Marnat, executive vice
president, Electronics and ADAS division at ZF.
and Mobileye will collaborate closely to produce advanced camera technology
integrated with ZF radar technology to power key advanced driver assistance
platforms in Toyota vehicles. Mobileye’s EyeQ®4, one of the most advanced
application-specific vision computing system-on-a-chip (SoC) currently
available, will be combined with ZF’s Gen21 mid-range radar technology to
precisely interpret the environment around Toyota vehicles. Together, these
technologies will help prevent and mitigate collisions while yielding
best-in-class lateral and longitudinal vehicle control.
ZF’s Gen21 mid-range radar is a high-performance 77GHz front radar designed to
meet 2022+ Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Ratings and enable L2/L2+ Automated Driving
functions. It is scalable to vehicle manufacturer needs and offers both a wide
field of view at low speeds to assist in pedestrian detection to support systems
like automatic emergency braking (AEB) and a longer detection range at high
speeds for systems like adaptive cruise control.