LIVONIA, Mich., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) is highlighting how its most advanced active, passive and integrated safety technologies are laying the foundation to enable semi-automated driving at this year's Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), International Motorshow in Frankfurt, Germany.
Among the full suite of technologies to be displayed are driver assist systems including TRW's next generation S-CAM 3 video camera and AC1000 radar; intelligent controllers such as TRW's safety domain ECU which can integrate multiple chassis and driver assist functions; actuators including integrated brake control and electrically powered steering; and adaptive occupant safety technologies and improved rear seat safety solutions.
Peter Lake, executive vice president sales and business development for TRW Automotive, explained: "The automotive industry is entering a period of immense change as the market aims to significantly reduce the number of road related fatalities this decade and beyond. While advanced safety technologies have been offered on luxury vehicles for several years, their fitment is now being spurred across multiple vehicle segments by a combination of regulatory mandates, New Car Assessment Program ratings, insurance incentives and consumer demand.
"Technologies in production today are becoming increasingly sophisticated – in addition to warning drivers they are now actively intervening in critical situations and helping to prevent or mitigate accidents. We have a technology roadmap to support the move towards semi-automated driving: from warning, through assist and up to auto-pilot style driving, with the driver in the loop and the systems able to take control of the vehicle in certain conditions."
TRW will highlight a number of new safety technologies:
- Next generation S-CAM 3 video camera with six times the processing power of the current S-CAM camera to provide higher performance and a number of advanced new functions.
- TRW's AC1000 next generation radar family will be suitable for front, rear and side sensing applications and will also be able to detect pedestrians.
- Next generation Safety Domain ECU to gather, process and act on the increasing levels of data created for high level safety functions
- Rear seat passive safety technologies
Lake concluded: "TRW has been developing the relevant technologies for many years in anticipation of this changing landscape and is well poised for the mass market adoption of advanced safety systems over the next several years. Work continues to ensure that our systems are affordable for all vehicle segments and in all markets – so that everyone may benefit."
The Company's exhibit at the Frankfurt IAA show in September will bring TRW's capabilities to life through high tech presentations, demonstrations and simulations. The stand can be found at booth F20 in Hall 8.
With 2012 sales of $16.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 25 countries and employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide. TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. All references to "TRW Automotive", "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated. TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at www.trw.com.
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