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ZF Passive Safety Systems rebrands to ZF LIFETEC

Intelligent Safety Systems

The protection of all road users around the world is our concern. We develop intelligent safety systems for this. Quality and absolute reliability are our focus. That is why we pursue an uncompromising zero-defect strategy and are tirelessly committed to top performance.

Safety - Agile and Sustainable

For us, safety comes first. As a future independent company, we make decisions quickly and implement them efficiently and effectively. Our lean structures ensure our customers maximum flexibility, innovation and competitiveness. In doing so, we never forget our responsibility for our sustainability goals.

Global Footprint

Our customers are well-known automobile manufacturers around the world. This is another reason why we know how important quality and competitiveness are. We implement this worldwide – in research and development as well as in production. We are always close to our customers and support them transparently, openly and reliably.

Ideally Protected

Safety must not be a privilege. Everyone deserves the same protection, regardless of gender, height, age, weight or region. We work tirelessly on this without compromising on comfort or design.

About Us

Around the world, ZF LIFETEC helps to make it a little safer for everyone.

Products and Technology

Our technologies for seat belts, airbags, steering wheels and their integration as a system are the key to greater safety and comfort for everyone.


Become part of "Team Safety" - and come to the winning side of the automotive transformation. We are looking for you!


Vehicle Safety Drivers

In addition to technology trends such as autonomous and automated driving and electric mobility, legislation, consumer protection ratings and new findings from accident research influence the further development of vehicle safety.

EU General Safety Regulation (GSR)

Starting from mid-2022, new advanced safety technologies have been made successively mandatory for all new vehicles sold in the EU market, including lane departure warning, driver drowsiness recognition and advanced emergency braking systems. The revision of the GSR was adopted in December 2019 and integrated to the European type approval framework. The purpose of the regulation is to reduce the number of road casualties, including a focus on vulnerable road users (cyclist, pedestrians).

NHTSA Road Safety (U.S.)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible in-part for evaluating safety on America’s roadways. Through enforcing vehicle performance standards and partnerships with state and local governments, NHTSA aims to help reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes.

New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)

Global NCAP

The Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) is a major project of the "Towards Zero" Foundation working to improve vehicle safety in all regions of the world - towards zero accidents.


Euro NCAP has created the five-star safety rating system to help consumers compare vehicles more easily and to help them identify the safety features to meet their needs.


The United States New Car Assessment Program (U.S. NCAP) is a consumer information and new car test protocol program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).