ZF Wins Nissan Innovation Award for Camera Technology

Friedrichshafen, Germany – Global technology company, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, has received a 2020 Nissan Global Supplier Innovation Award for the development of its Tri-cam camera technology. It is the first intelligent three-lens camera developed for the automotive market that supports Nissan’s ProPILOT 2.0. It is the company's third Innovation Award with Nissan since 2014 and also highlights its See, Think and Act approach that enables advanced safety and automated functions.

The innovative Tri-Cam is part of the company's S-Cam4 family of cameras. It adds a telephoto lens with a 28º field-of-view for enhanced long-distance sensing, and a fish-eye lens with a 150° field of view for improved short-range sensing. This allows for enriched capabilities for advanced overall performance in premium Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) applications, for semi-automated driving functions including Highway Driving Assist and Traffic Jam Assist. The compact and flexible mechanical design makes Tri-cam the smallest multi-lens smart camera and highlights the company's expertise in high-precision mechatronic/vision integration.

ProPILOT 2.0 is a revolutionary autonomous drive technology designed for highway use in multi-lane traffic. Nissan was the first Japanese automaker to introduce automotive control functions that under appropriate conditions, can be operated in fully automatic mode, easing driver workload in different situations. The three-lens configuration offering wider and longer fields of view enable more sophisticated and precise functions.

“We thank Nissan for this prestigious award and the opportunity to contribute to innovative systems such as the ProPILOT 2.0,” expressed Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO, ZF Friedrichshafen AG. “ZF looks forward to continuing to help develop and support advanced safety and automated driving technologies for global automakers.”

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