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ZF establishes an AI research center

The automobile industry supplier wants to focus its activities in relation to artificial intelligence (AI) in Saarbrücken. One key area of the research is automated driving functions.

29 Mar. 2019
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ZF establishes an AI research center (Photo: ZF Friedrichshafen AG)

In the Technology Center for Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security , around 100 employees will be coordinating and controlling the company’s AI activities. They are working in this area with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA) . At the same time, ZF has also become a shareholder in the DFKI, while a strategic partnership has been concluded with CISPA.

The focal points in the new center include automated driving functions and data protection for road traffic. They also comprise machine learning in production and intelligent control systems for transmissions in vehicles. The new technology center is intended to complement the research departments in ZF’s headquarters in Friedrichshafen, where solutions in the area of artificial intelligence, Industry 4.0 and cyber security are being developed in collaboration with other sites at home and abroad. All of the research work in these areas will now be consolidated in Saarbrücken and from there made available to the branches throughout the world. In the longer term, ZF is intending to create a global AI platform for all sites and divisions of the company.

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