ZF acquires stake in autonomous transport company 2getthere

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To further develop technologies for the future of autonomous transport systems ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a 60% stake in 2getthere, which provides self-driving electric vehicle solutions at airports, theme parks and urban environments.

2getthere, a Netherlands-based company, has racked up over 100 million miles in autonomous passenger and cargo mileage in cities and ports around the world including Rotterdam, Abu Dhabi and Singapore.

ZF’s investment in the company will enable the company to develop its Next Generation Mobility strategy in the Mobility as a Service market.

“2getthere has more than three decades of experience in the market for autonomous passenger transport vehicles as well as unique engineering and software competences. This acquisition supports our strategy to become a leading autonomous transportation systems supplier in the booming new mobility market”, said Wolf-Henning Scheider, chairman of the board of management at ZF Friedrichshafen.

2getthere’ s driverless systems, in revenue service, have transported more than 14 million people. The reliability of the systems installed by 2getthere, including vehicle controls and software architecture, claims to exceed 99.7%.

“The market for driverless electric transport systems is developing dynamically. We want to continue to lead the market and the involvement of ZF is helping us to realize our growth plans, accelerate our technology roadmap and provide the required security for new and existing customers,” said Carel C van Helsdingen, founder and CEO of 2getthere.

“The technological cooperation with ZF will support 2getthere’s work for the delivery of mixed traffic applications like Rivium and Brussels Airport.”

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