The two automotive technology suppliers have been chosen to develop ADAS for use in multiple vehicle platforms for the Japanese OEM, with work starting in the next few years. As part of the agreement, ZF (whose automotive cameras are driven by Mobileye technology) will also supply its Gen 21 mid-range radar. The German company will also be responsible for the integration of camera and radar in Toyota vehicles.
ZF and Mobileye will collaborate closely to produce advanced camera technology integrated with ZF’s radar technology to power key ADAS in Toyota vehicles. One use case will see Mobileye’s EyeQ4 autonomous driving chip combined with ZF’s Gen 21 mid-range radar technology to precisely interpret the environment around the vehicle. Together, these technologies will help prevent, and mitigate, collisions while yielding lateral and longitudinal vehicle control.
The EQ4 chip applies enhanced computational capabilities with computer vision algorithms while rapidly processing information from the vehicle’s front-facing camera. Its feature sets, such as vehicle detection from any angle and next-generation lane detection, enable automakers to support and enhance complicated driving tasks.
ZF’s Gen21 mid-range radar is a high-performance 77 GHz front radar designed to meet 2022+ Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Ratings and enable SAE L2 and L2+ Automated Driving functions. It is scalable to vehicle manufacturer needs and offers a wide field of view at low speeds to assist in pedestrian detection (to support systems like automatic emergency braking) and a longer detection range at high speeds for systems like adaptive cruise control.