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ZF Marshall Safety Electronics Plant Celebrates 65 Years, Launches New Generation Of Camera Technology

ZF supplies more than a dozen vehicle manufacturers globally with advanced ADAS sensor technologies including front-facing cameras, helping to enhance safety and forming the basis for partially to fully automated vehicle functions.

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The ZF Marshall manufacturing facility located in Central Illinois is among the world’s leading producers of automotive safety electronics and is an integral part of ZF’s leadership in the supply of automotive camera technology, says the company.

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Marshall is currently launching the ZF S-Cam4 camera family that includes a single lens, mono-camera designed to help meet updated test protocols such as EuroNCAP pedestrian triggered automatic emergency braking (AEB), including a crossing bicycle AEB test. The camera family also includes a premium three lens TriCam4 version to support advanced semi-automated driving functions, adding a telephoto lens for improved long-distance sensing capabilities and a fish-eye lens for improved short-range sensing with a wider field of view.

ZF supplies more than a dozen vehicle manufacturers globally with advanced ADAS sensor technologies including front-facing cameras, helping to enhance safety and forming the basis for partially to fully automated vehicle functions. ZF and its partners design, develop and deliver advanced camera, radar and LiDAR technologies designed and tested to customer specifications, while helping to meet global regulatory and consumer safety rating requirements.

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“This is a special place with special people. The team is focused on supplying our major vehicle manufacturer customers with high quality parts that help keep families safe in their cars and trucks,” said plant manager Theo Williams. “The plant has a proud past and a bright future thanks to the 800 dedicated employees who meet the challenges of running a major operation with energy and enthusiasm.”

“We can say without any doubt that Marshall has had an extraordinary ride in its first 65 years,” said Christophe Marnat, executive vice president for the ZF safety electronics business. “From the small factory that made radio and TV parts beginning in the 1950s to the powerhouse factory of today the Marshall plant is an important contributor to the mobility trends that move people across the globe.”

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