Looking for the latest in automotive software technology? Look no further than the cubiX software from ZF. This innovative software controls all chassis systems and ensures harmonious acceleration and braking, precise steering, and balanced damping for a pleasant driving experience.
Plus, with its compatibility with various actuators and over-the-air update capabilities, cubiX is a game-changer for software-defined vehicles. Learn more about this revolutionary software and how it’s transforming the automotive industry.
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ZF Automotive Software: Enhancing Driving Experience with Revolutionary Technology
Driving has never been more comfortable, efficient, and dynamic thanks to the ZF Automotive software. The cubiX software, developed by ZF, is set to revolutionize the way we drive, with its intelligent networking of all chassis systems to enable optimally controlled longitudinal, lateral, and vertical dynamics.
The software controls all chassis functions such as brakes, front and rear axle steering, and active roll stabilizers, as well as the electric drive of the new sports car.
As driving technology advances, automated driving has become increasingly popular. With the driver turning away from active driving, the focus shifts to comfort. The ZF cubiX software takes this into account, ensuring harmonious acceleration and braking, precise steering, and balanced damping, creating a seamless driving experience.
Lotus Eletre electric SUV, the world’s first production vehicle with the new ZF software, is already available for purchase, and the first customers received their vehicles in February. From the middle of the year, the vehicle will be available in Europe. The software is set to be rolled out in further production vehicles in 2023.
System Competence for Vehicle Dynamics of Software-Defined Vehicles
“With the series premiere of our cubiX software, we impressively demonstrate our system competence for vehicle dynamics of software-defined vehicles,” says André Engelke, Head of the Vehicle Motion Control System House at ZF.
The software optimizes driving behavior with a view to comfort, dynamics, and efficiency and also forms the basis for progressive driver assistance systems.
ZF’s first pure software product, cubiX offers another decisive advantage: The platform is compatible with various actuators such as dampers, brakes or rear-axle steering – regardless of the manufacturer or the specific design. This gives manufacturers the flexibility to implement different model series with one and the same control platform without additional integration effort.
Future-Proofing Your Vehicle with Over-the-Air Updates
One of the most attractive features of the cubiX software is its over-the-air software update and upgrade capability. This means that future updates or upgrades to the software can be carried out wirelessly without a visit to the workshop. In this way, the software remains up to date throughout the vehicle’s life, meaning that additional functions can always be added after the vehicle has been delivered.
Architecture Change in the Software-Defined Vehicle
The cubiX software is an example of a decisive trend on the way to the software-defined vehicle: away from the many individual controls of hardware components, towards overarching domain and zone architectures. This development takes into account the increasing complexity of automotive control software.
Until now, dampers, brakes, or rear-axle steering have each had their control unit, which has had to be integrated into the overall architecture of the vehicle.
The new electrical and electronic vehicle architectures bundle all the software for a specific functional area of the car – known as the domain – on a central control unit.
“This overarching control saves vehicle manufacturers’ effort as well as compromises in fine-tuning and driving dynamics in terms of vehicle performance, comfort, and efficiency. At the same time, it gives them the chance to combine complex assistance systems,” explains André Engelke. “With cubiX, we have such software that can be perfectly integrated into the new architectures.”
The Future of Driving with ZF Automotive Software
The development of ZF Automotive Software is a significant step towards a smarter and more efficient future of driving. The software’s intelligence and compatibility with various actuators make it a sought-after technology in the automotive industry.
André Engelke believes that “the new developments represent a major breakthrough for future-oriented vehicle technology. ZF’s software-defined vehicle is a significant milestone in the digital transformation of the automotive industry.”
In conclusion, ZF’s cubiX software represents a significant leap forward in the automotive industry. With its ability to control all chassis systems and optimize driving behavior for comfort, dynamics, and efficiency, cubiX is a true game-changer for software-defined vehicles.
And with its compatibility with various actuators and over-the-air update capabilities, manufacturers have the flexibility to implement different model series with one and the same control platform. As the automotive industry continues to evolve, ZF is at the forefront of innovation with its advanced cubiX technology.