LOCKE TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) is demonstrating its latest innovation in braking – the Integrated Brake Control (IBC) system - at a customer event in Locke Township today. TRW's IBC is a vacuum independent technology which can simplify the brake system while enhancing performance.
Josef Pickenhahn, vice president, Braking Engineering commented: "Since we introduced this technology over a year ago, we've received significant interest from customers and now have development contracts running with major European vehicle manufacturers.
"The system offers excellent braking performance that will make a considerable difference, for example, when combined with future driver assist systems, such as radar and camera, to enable features such as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). With these functions becoming more important – in particular with tougher Euro NCAP requirements for 5 star ratings and increased requirements for 'Top Safety Picks' in the U.S. - we believe that our IBC will be the braking solution of choice for the future."The IBC replaces – in a single integrated unit – the electronic stability control (ESC) system along with the vacuum booster and the associated cables, sensors, switches, electronic controllers, and vacuum pumps where they are required for low-or no-vacuum configurations. At the heart of the system is an actuator that is driven by an extremely fast-acting brushless electric motor. This is monitored by a rotary encoder that provides the control ECU with data on revolutions turned, rotational speed and position. Also integrated into the system is a separate hydraulic circuit designed to communicate the driver's braking intent to the system via an electronic signal while retaining the traditional feel of a hydraulically operated brake. Pickenhahn continued: "The brushless electric motor gives the system its remarkable braking performance and ESC capability. This provides an exceptionally fast pressure rise rate which translates into a one g vehicle deceleration in less than 150 milliseconds."
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV