German automotive company ZF has presented a new, purely electro-mechanical brake system for the global market.
The new system uses an electric motor to generate braking force at each whee, without a hydraulic system and brake fluid. ZF also sells hybrid forms with a hydraulic front axle and an electric rear axle, as well as wheel brakes, parking brakes, hardware and software for braking systems. The company offers a full portfolio of purely electronically controlled steering, braking and damping systems for software-defined vehicles.
Electronically controlled and networked by-wire brake systems offer more vehicle control, shorter braking distances, more steering flexibility, greater driving stability at high speeds, and greater range and efficiency than conventional systems, the company said.
“Our purely electrically controlled braking system is a significant addition to our portfolio of networked chassis systems,” said Dr. Holger Klein, CEO of ZF Group. “Networked chassis systems for longitudinal, lateral and vertical dynamics can improve driving dynamics.”