German Tier 1 supplier ZF and Mobileye, an Intel company, have been chosen by Toyota Motor Corp to develop and supply Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for use in multiple vehicle platforms starting in the next few years.
As part of the agreement, ZF a leading manufacturer of automotive cameras driven by Mobileye technology, will also supply its Gen21 mid-range radar and be responsible for the integration of camera and radar in Toyota vehicles.
Amnon Shashua, SVP, Intel and president & CEO, Mobileye said: “Mobileye is delighted to be working with ZF to develop leading driver assistance and safety technology for Toyota, the world’s largest automaker.”
ZF and Mobileye says the new relationship with Toyota, marks the first time that they have been nominated with their ADAS systems for Toyota and significantly extends the reach of Mobileye and ZF safety technology to enhance safety and driver convenience functions on world roadways.
Christophe Marnat, EVP – Electronics and ADAS division, ZF said: “ZF looks forward to working closely with Toyota and Mobileye to develop advanced safety systems designed to meet global safety regulations. Our innovative technologies will deliver outstanding performance and robustness for fusion based systems and ADAS functions.”
As part of the collaboration, ZF and Mobileye will work closely to produce advanced camera technology integrated with ZF radar technology to power key advanced driver assistance platforms in Toyota vehicles. Mobileye’s EyeQ 4, one of the most advanced application-specific vision computing system-on-a-chip (SoC) currently available, will be combined with ZF’s Gen21 mid-range radar technology to precisely interpret the environment around Toyota vehicles. Together, these technologies will help prevent and mitigate collisions while yielding best-in-class lateral and longitudinal vehicle control.
ZF’s Gen21 mid-range radar is a high-performance 77GHz front radar designed to meet 2022+ Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Ratings and enable L2/L2+ Automated Driving functions. It is scalable to vehicle manufacturer needs and offers both a wide field of view at low speeds to assist in pedestrian detection to support systems like automatic emergency braking (AEB) and a longer detection range at high speeds for systems like adaptive cruise control.