ZF Impresses With New Technology At CES
ZF Friedrichshafen has long been known in Germany and throughout the world for their transmissions in the automotive world. This year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ZF has shown a different side to their offerings. At CES 2018, ZF announced several new partnerships which could open the door for new innovations. Partnerships with Microsoft and Nvidia have shown that ZF could be one of the iconic names when it comes to the new world of automotives for now and the future. There were other partnerships with ZF announced as well.
The big announcement by ZF was their partnership with Microsoft and them utilizing the Microsoft Cloud. ZF was able to demonstrate how a car that was in Germany was able to hook up to the Microsoft Cloud and then be manipulated with new ZF computer technology. This opens the door for all kinds of opportunity especially with smart vehicles and autonomous driving. ZF announced a partnership with Baidu for autonomous driving technology and a partnership with IBM and UBS for automated payments which means that companies such as Uber and Lyft could be taking advantage.
ZF also showed off its work with Nvidia. Nvidia is reponsible for the ProAI hardware for ZF which will help with making sure all of the other technologies are housed and has a system to be able to operate off of.