IBM Blockchain platform is allowing us to create new types of transaction systems for autonomous vehicles...we believe that this is going to help simplify the various types of transactions conducted by the drivers.

James Gross, Head of Digital Change Orchestration, ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Business Challenge

Automobiles are increasingly driven by software, from navigation to air-conditioning. The rapid shift from purely mechanical systems to digital controls is transforming the auto manufacturing industry. To stay relevant, ZF Friedrichshafen AG must combine innovative software with its mechanical systems.


ZF is radically expanding its realm with the launch of Car eWallet. The idea behind the venture is to create an embedded system to enable automatic payments. To build its Car eWallet product, ZF adopted IBM Blockchain technology.

Solution Component

  • AI/Watson