TRW exhibiting steering and safety systems at COMVEC 2013

During the 2013 edition of COMVEC, TRW will exhibit several steering and safety systems including an energy-efficient hydraulic power steering pump and touchscreen steering wheel system.

The Commercial Steering Systems and Occupant Safety Systems divisions of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. will exhibit its latest technologies at the SAE 2013 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (COMVEC) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, from October 1 to 3.

Exhibiting at booth #213, TRW will show its advanced technologies in commercial steering systems that meet the evolving trends and requirements of the industry, plus innovations in occupant safety. Engineering experts from TRW will also be presenting during the event’s technical sessions.

TRW works to adapt proven passenger car safety technologies and key systems into commercial vehicles to bring greater safety and comfort to commercial fleets. A preview of the product innovations on display at the TRW booth at COMVEC include:

  • Energy-efficient hydraulic power steering pump – a dual displacement pump which offers fuel and weight savings, reduced temperature, and longer seal life, all while helping to provide improved efficiency at both low and high engine speeds and sized comparably to match the footprint of today’s conventional commercial vehicle power steering pumps;
  • Torque overlay/Column drive – uses cutting-edge technology to create smoother steering and reduce driver fatigue via sensors that determine real-time driving conditions and can be paired with TRW Driver Assist Systems, such as lane-keeping, blind spot detection and stability enhancement;
  • Illuminated seat belt buckle – a driver comfort feature that uses a low-power consumption LED illumination element within the seat belt buckle to assist occupants in low light conditions and remind them to buckle up; and
  • Touchscreen steering wheel system – provides information such as speed limit, navigation symbols and vehicle system data on the steering wheel rim, which is a cost-effective way to communicate information while enabling the driver to keep eyes focused forward.

During the COMVEC technical sessions, Daniel Williams, Chief Engineer, Global Advanced Engineering for TRW Commercial Steering Systems, will present “Handling Comparison of Vehicles with Steerable Auxiliary Axles” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1 during theNew Design Innovations for Heavy and Medium Duty Truck Steering and Braking Systems” session.

In addition, Amine Nhila, Principal Product Engineer – Systems for TRW Commercial Steering Systems, will present “Integration of Lane Keeping Assistance with Steering” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1 during the “Advanced Driver Assist Systems” session.