ZF Launches New Collision Mitigation System for City Bus Applications
ZF, the German auto parts manufacturer and engineering company has announced it is to launch a Collision Mitigation System (CMS) for city buses. Offering active braking to help avoid frontal collisions with other road users – including vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians – the system will also help counter the adverse impact of braking momentum on passengers.
Helping reduce the risk of accidents and injuries both inside and outside of the bus, the solution is, ZF says, the industry’s first OEM-independent CMS specifically engineered for city bus applications. The system is compatible with both electric and internal combustion engines. ZF will initially launch its City Bus CMS in Europe with plans to roll the system out worldwide.
The City Bus CMS draws on its latest OnGuardMAX technology for heavy trucks – with specific features and functionalities tailored for city bus applications. Combining the data from its camera and radar provides continuous analysis of the traffic situation. If an impending collision is detected, the system can issue a Forward Collision Warning and automatically apply the brakes to help mitigate or avoid an accident.
The interaction between ZF’s ADAS and braking system sees brake pressure carefully applied, making passengers less likely to be jolted and put off-balance.
18 May 2022