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computer hardware & peripherals, optics & photonics, transportation industry products, vision systems

Video Camera increases vehicle/driving safety.

July 6, 2015

Available for compact C and D segment sedan and crossover vehicles in Europe, North America, and Asia, S-Cam 3 is optimized for processing power. It offers such functions as traffic light detection, large animal and general object detection, and automatic emergency braking for pedestrians at night. Fostering mass market integration of active safety technology, this camera carries ASIL-B rating. Read More

transportation industry products, vision systems

Combination Radar/Camera Systems enhance vehicle safety.

July 6, 2015

Passenger car and commercial vehicle radar and camera fusion systems help vehicle manufacturers meet regulatory requirements for safety systems. Fusing data from camera and radar every 30–40 msec helps confirm when situation warrants action from on-board systems, such as rapid braking via electronic stability control system for Automatic Emergency Braking. Radar suits range and relative speed measurement, while cameras suit lateral measurements and accurate object recognition. Read More

transportation industry products

Automotive Seat Belt Retractor helps conserve size and weight.

June 26, 2014

Designed with minimal components, Floating Spool 1 (FS1) uses forward movement of occupant to apply force to webbing in crash scenario. This moves spool and locks retractor. Product is available as standard retractor without load limiter as well as with constant load limiter using standard torsion bar. Offered in standard and reverse payout versions, retractor suits front and rear seat applications using buckles and/or anchor pretensioners. Several optional functions are also available. Read More

material handling & storage

Anchor Seat Belt Pretensioner features rotary configuration.

August 26, 2013

With no linkage element necessary, Model APR1 delivers pretensioning forces of more than 3 kN, which can help to remove some seat belt slack within milliseconds of crash being detected. When combined with TRW's full spectrum of occupant protection seat belt and airbag options, APR1 helps form basis of advanced adaptive occupant technologies designed to help manage occupant energy in unavoidable crash scenario. Read More

fasteners & hardware

Integrated RKE/TPMS maintains performance while conserving space.

April 24, 2013

Integrated Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) and Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring system (TPMS) eliminates need for separate receivers for 2 systems while maintaining performance characteristics, using less space, as well as reducing system weight and wiring complexity. Use of multiple frequencies reduces risks associated with RFI, and technology change is transparent to vehicle owners; there is no discernible change to RKE key fob layout or performance. Read More

controls & controllers, mechanical components & assemblies, green & clean

Electronic Stability Control enhances vehicle performance.

May 30, 2012

Compatible with range of powertrain configurations, EBC 460 includes standard, high, and premium systems that can offer anti-lock brake, traction control, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) functionality; variants support hybrid electric through to full electric vehicles. System utilizes long-life motor pump with optional half-sleeve design, pressure sensors to build and maintain brake pressure, noise vibration and harshness reduction, and high frequency motor speed control. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers

Capacitive Touchpad Sensor helps operate car functions.

April 11, 2012

Incorporating handwriting recognition software, Capacitive Touchpad Sensor helps drivers and passengers coordinate and operate variety of functions within car. User writes characters with single finger on touch sensor area and input is interpreted by software and acknowledged by audible feedback. Designed to recognize handwritten numbers, letters, and symbols, touch sensor enables driver to operate mobile phones, navigation systems, and radio as well as send messages, from single point. Read More

transportation industry products

Power Steering System offers software-controlled functions.

June 27, 2011

With Electric Power Steering System, various functions can be selected by manufacturer and programmed within software to optimize driver safety or mitigate vehicle error states. Pull Drift Compensation detects if vehicle is drifting to one side and makes adjustments, while Active Disturbance and Road Shake Compensation reduces vibration in steering wheel caused by uneven road conditions. Other functions include Semi Automatic Parking, Torque Steer Compensation, and Driver Steer Recommendation. Read More

controls & controllers, material handling & storage

Seat Belt Pretensioner offers simplified design..

December 8, 2010

SPR4 (Snake Pretensioner Retractor) uses plastic piston instead of metal components to transfer tensioning torque, resulting in simple and light weight design. Comprised mainly of piston, gas generator, tube, and pinion, uses tensioning concept that transfers power without limiting functionality. Pre-tensioning takes 10 msec, and green gas used exhibits low variation over temperature range. Also, tube is bent into dimensions of retractor without constraining seat belt webbing. Read More

hvac, packaging equipment, safety & security equipment

Modular Airbag Kits fit multiple vehicles. .

December 8, 2010

Modular driver, passenger, side, curtain, and knee protection airbag kits consist of baseline product that can be scaled/adjusted for global vehicle platform requirements. Airbag inflators of DI10 series are assembled from construction kits of standard components, with many parts common to all types. All DI10 inflators have same diameter, with gas volume controlled by having designs of different heights to accommodate required propellant loads. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers

Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor supports multiple valve designs.

October 14, 2010

Low Cost Clamp-In (LCCI) sensor for Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) applications includes valve that screws directly into housing, allowing for single housing with multiple valve design capability. Devices' design features laser welding of the cover to the housing, compliant pin battery and valve connection, and heat resistant, long life battery capable of operating within temperature range of -40 to +120°C. Read More

safety & security equipment

Head Protection System provides safety in convertible vehicles.

August 26, 2010

Fully integrated in backrest bolster, Model HSPC II eliminates need for integrated head rest. Unit works together with torso protection system and both can be tuned individually. Operated via small pyrotechnic gas inflator with 20 mm diameter, HPSC II ensures restraint efficiency in broad range of convertible vehicles. Read More

controls & controllers, safety & security equipment, transportation industry products

Airbag Control Unit offers pre-crash safety features.

December 2, 2009

For stability control, Airbag Control Unit includes crash and inertial sensors located near vehicle center of gravity. Data from sensors is used to optimize side impact and rollover sensing functions. Device can also incorporate capabilities of Active Control Retractor within unit to manage pre-crash occupant safety functions. Control unit supports pedestrian protection sensing and actuation, rollover detection and actuation of suspension stabilizer bar, and passenger occupation detection. Read More

controls & controllers, mechanical power transmission, transportation industry products

Braking System targets hybrid/low-vacuum vehicles.

November 4, 2008

Slip Control Boost 2 (SCB 2) brake technology, suited for regenerative and low vacuum powertrain vehicles, includes electro-hydraulic control unit (EHCU) and brake pedal simulator unit with twin master cylinder to supply brake pressure. Featuring minimized number of components, 12 V system also provides decoupled brake pedal for integration into autonomous or emergency braking systems. It can be integrated into vehicles from small cars to SUVs. Read More

transportation industry products

Collision Warning Systems use camera and radar technology.

October 29, 2008

Designed to alert driver if there is risk of impending collision with another vehicle or stationary object, Forward Collision Warning Systems can use audio tones, visual warnings, pulse in brake pedal, and/or jerk of seatbelt using seatbelt retractor. Camera-based FCW system uses forward-looking monocular camera with object recognition capability, mounted on windshield behind rear-view mirror, while radar-based system uses forward-looking 24 GHz radar sensor. Read More

transportation industry products

Seat Belt Buckle Lifter promotes seat belt use.

September 12, 2008

Active Buckle Lifter (ABL) facilitates seat belt fastening by raising buckle 100 mm to put it within reach of occupants when their vehicle door opens. While intended to assist elderly and people with mobility challenges, it also helps reduce belt slack in dynamic driving situations. Dynamic Support function retracts buckle by up to 60 mm in situations such as cornering and braking maneuvers to reduce belt slack across pelvis and chest and enhance coupling of occupant to vehicle. Read More

controls & controllers, mechanical power transmission, transportation industry products

ESC System features 6-piston pump configuration.

August 12, 2008

TRW solution is modular multi-piston pump based electronic stability control (ESC) that delivers high pressure build rate. With ability to quickly build brake pressure independent of vacuum boost from the engine, it allows for rapid braking in cold start, low-temperature, and high-altitude scenarios, and is suited for advanced systems such as Automatic Emergency Braking when full stopping force is applied independent of the driver. Read More

safety & security equipment

Compact Airbag Module protects lower body during accident.

June 26, 2008

Designed to be integral part of frontal restraint system, compact knee airbag module helps protect occupants in event of crash by covering potential impact area of lower part of instrument panel. Solution deploys along with front airbag and specifically protects femur and pelvis while also helping balance chest and lower limb loads. Offered in metal or plastic housing, module can be molded into dashboard of car without affecting aesthetic design of interior cabin. Read More

controls & controllers

Electronic Control Panel targets vehicle HMIs.

June 17, 2008

Offering benefits to vehicle manufacturer and consumer, Integrated Electronic Control Panel combines interior controls, advanced vehicle network architectures, and telematics into single panel in vehicle's center stack. For manufacturers, panel enables remote control of internal and external devices, as well as customization and use of HMI technologies such as capacitive touch sense. For buyers, IECP minimizes driver distraction and offers direct and wireless control of nomadic devices. Read More

controls & controllers, material handling & storage, safety & security equipment

Airbag Control Unit supports rear crash detection.

May 29, 2008

Able to be adapted within platform to offer standard and enhanced options, airbag control unit supports front and side crash detection. Unit is configured for applications of 1-4 squibs with no satellite interface, and can also be used in enhanced system designed to handle additional capability requirements of up to 8 squibs and 4 satellite interfaces. Metal housing design meets packaging requirements while maintaining mechanical performance necessary for reliable crash sensing. Read More

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