YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov. 9 - TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE:TRW) today announced that its TRW Automotive Japan Co., Ltd. subsidiary is supplying advanced braking systems, including electronic stability control, to the latest versions of Mazda Motor Corp's CX-9 sport utility vehicles.
Working closely with their Mazda colleagues, TRW engineers helped to design and develop the electronic stability control and brake actuation systems for the CX-9 and is also supplying ball joint suspension components. The Mazda CX-9 has been launched into the North American Market since January 2007.
The TRW electronic stability control (ESC) system offers full anti-lock braking, traction control and lateral stability functions. ESC systems are designed to assist drivers in avoiding accidents or reducing an accident's severity by providing a greater degree of vehicle control in situations like panic stops or oversteer/understeer through a turn. These systems can assist drivers in keeping their vehicle on the road in varying road and weather conditions, a key factor in minimizing rollover accidents.
"We are pleased to assist in the development of advanced braking solutions for this exciting new vehicle," said Peter Lake, executive vice president, Sales and Business Development for TRW Automotive. "The CX-9 is a great combination of stylish design and utility, and TRW safety systems like electronic stability control have also been designed to have a real-world impact in helping drivers to avoid accidents."
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 http://www.trwauto.com/.
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