Press Release Summary:
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 +120Â°C.
Original Press Release:
TRW Continues to Drive Affordable Safety with Low Cost Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor
LIVONIA, Mich. - TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), the global leader in active and passive safety, is launching its LCCI (Low Cost Clamp-In) sensor for Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) applications in 2011 model year vehicles. The new design results in significantly lowered costs for the system.
The new design features a valve that screws directly into the housing, allowing for a single housing with multiple valve design capability. This results in less parts and higher reliability than using a screw and nut. The new design also features laser welding of the cover to the housing, a compliant pin battery and valve connection, and a heat resistant, long life battery capable of operating within a range of -40 to 120 degrees Celsius.
"This new, low cost sensor design is a first step in our roadmap to fundamentally lower the cost of TPMS, which is good news for a technology with recognized value being mandated in North America and soon in Europe and South Korea. These systems must first and foremost have robust performance across a range of challenging operating conditions, but must also be affordable for vehicle manufacturers and their customers," said Martin Thoone, vice president, global electronics engineering for TRW.
With 2009 sales of $11.6 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 26 countries and employs over 60,000 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.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.