TRW Automotive Inc.
) has showcased the full range of Driver Assistance Systems (DAS)
technologies at a customer event organized in Hockenheim,
Germany. The company also displayed its 24 GHz radar (AC100)
along with its scalable video camera (S-CAM) at the event.
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TRW Automotive is introducing new modular radar platform and next
generation camera in the market. This advanced technology will
provide automobile safety at affordable rates. In addition, the
technology will abide by pedestrian safety criteria of European New
Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).
The company's radar platform offers a full range of DAS
technologies including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Traffic Jam
Assist (TJA), AEB, Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Side Impact
Sensing (SIS). Its cameras encompass a wide range of safety aids
like Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) or
Lane Centering Assist (LCA), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and
pedestrian detection for Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).
Euro NCAP is promoting the AEB systems in the automobiles to
achieve the 5 star safety rating from 2014. Vehicles, which will be
produced from 2016, need to incorporate the AEB system to achieve
the 5 star rating in the pedestrian category. The DAS portfolio
developed by TRW Automotive helps vehicle manufacturers in
obtaining the top ratings in all relevant categories.
The next generation modular AC1000 radar platform satisfies the
Euro NCAP criteria for the AEB system. After detecting a pedestrian
the technology employs sophisticated risk assessment algorithms for
determining the probability of collision. Either it gives a warning
signal or lowers the vehicle speed to reduce the impact.
Headquartered in Michigan, TRW Automotive is a leading manufacturer
of advanced technology products and services for the automotive
markets. The company's operations include design, manufacture and
sale of active and passive safety related products. It is among the
world's 10 largest suppliers of automotive systems, modules and
components to global automotive manufacturers. Its main competitors
Currently, TRW Automotive retains a Zacks #3 Rank, which translates
into a short-term (1 to 3 months) "Hold" rating. We have a
long-term (more than 6 months) "Neutral" recommendation on the