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, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 16–21 | Cite as

Electrification and Driver Assist Technology in the ZF Innovation Tractor

  • Manuel Götz
  • Gerhard Gumpoltsberger
  • Olrik Weinmann
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ZF bundles innovative driving and assistance functions in its Innovation Tractor 2016 concept vehicle and demonstrates how driver assistance systems and electric drives can also add value for off-highway applications. The objective is to make agriculture more efficient and enhance safety. The test vehicle based on a standard tractor is equipped with cameras that monitor its surroundings. The data from these cameras is then utilised to enable the vehicle to manoeuvre semi-autonomously or via mobile devices operated outside the driver’s cab. Driveline electrification in the tractor comes courtesy of the powerful ZF Terra+ generator module, which in combination with electric single-wheel drives on the trailer or implements as well as a specially developed traction controller ensure optimum off-road manoeuvrability.

Background and Objective

ZF’s strategic claim is to be the global innovation and technology leader in the areas of driveline and chassis technology as well as active and...

Keywords

Driver Assistance System Human Machine Interface Pedestrian Detection Advanced Driver Assistance System Standard Tractor 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Götz
    • 1
  • Gerhard Gumpoltsberger
    • 1
  • Olrik Weinmann
    • 1
  1. 1.ZF Friedrichshafen AGFriedrichshafenGermany

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