Press Release Summary:
Modular, hydraulically closed ESC-R system promotes vehicle stability and fuel efficiency through compatibility with regenerative braking systems within hybrid vehicles. It is based on Standard Electronic Stability Control system with conventional booster and master cylinder, vacuum pump (if required), and brake volume displacement simulator. While causing no change in pedal feel, system configuration provides blend of regenerative/hydraulic brake output based on driver demand.
Original Press Release:
TRW's New ESC-R Stability Control System Combines Vehicle Safety and Fuel Savings for Regenerative Braking Systems
FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 12 -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE:TRW), the global leader in active and passive safety, is introducing its new ESC-R electronic brake system combining advanced vehicle stability and enhanced fuel savings through compatibility with regenerative braking systems within hybrid vehicles.
The ESC-R is a modular, hydraulically closed system based on TRW's Standard Electronic Stability Control system with a conventional booster and master cylinder, a vacuum pump, if required, and a brake volume displacement simulator. This system configuration results in no change in pedal feel from traditional brake systems and a seamless blending of regenerative brake and hydraulic brake output based on driver demand.
"The ESC-R system is an excellent addition to TRW's regenerative braking safety systems solutions," said Josef Pickenhahn, vice president, Brake Engineering for TRW Automotive. "It makes maximum use of standard actuation and ESC components and works within a 12 volt power system to offer both safety and fuel savings benefits and is compatible with four-wheel drive, rear wheel drive and front-wheel drive configurations."
The new ESC-R system is based on TRW's proven electronic stability control technology now featured on more than 40 vehicle models worldwide. It can accommodate a wide range of vehicle sizes from small passenger cars to light trucks and SUVs and is easily packaged under-hood. It also offers excellent Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) characteristics.
"The ESC-R system also forms an excellent platform for integration with other technologies such as radar-based cruise control and vision systems to enable technologies such as autonomous and emergency braking, among others," Pickenhahn said.
The ESC-R joins TRW's Slip Control Boost (SCB) to offer customers a choice of systems that offer full stability control performance and compatibility with regenerative brake systems for hybrid vehicle architectures.
To learn more about ESC-R and Slip Control Boost go to www.trwauto.com
With 2006 sales of $13.1 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 28 countries and employs approximately 63,800 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.trwauto.com/.
CONTACT: Louise Colledge, TRW Automotive-Europe-Asia, + 44-121-506-5000, Manley Ford, TRW Automotive, +1-734-855-2616, or John Wilkerson, TRW Automotive-North America, +1-734-855-3864