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TRW Automotive at the Forefront of Advanced, Affordable Safety

Sep 11, 2007

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) will demonstrate its leadership in intelligent safety solutions designed for a full range of light vehicles at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA), International Motorshow, in Frankfurt, Germany, which opened today.

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John Plant, TRW Automotive president and chief executive officer, explained: "TRW Automotive remains the global leader in automotive systems with the broadest portfolio of active and passive safety technologies in the industry. We have a passion for safety and continue to develop advanced systems that allow the average consumer to enjoy the full benefits of safety technology.

"For example, TRW helped bring advanced safety to the mid-sized, family vehicle market on such models as the VW Passat featuring integrated TRW electronic stability control, electronic park brake and adaptive cruise control. And we will soon be launching further advancements in integrated safety including camera-based technologies combined with electric steering and advanced braking functionality on another European mid-sized car next year," Plant continued.

TRW is also developing a cost-effective mid-range radar as the basis for future driver assist systems such as advanced adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking. These systems will offer the same functionality and benefits as long range radar at a cost that will allow greater penetration of the vehicle fleet. This is an important consideration as the benefits of such systems with regards to safety, traffic flow and ultimately fuel savings should increase as more of the vehicle fleet is fitted with such technologies.

As evidence of the benefits of advanced driver assist systems, a recent study by the Dutch government used a fleet of VW Passats as test vehicles driven by ordinary motorists using advanced DAS systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. The results showed an 8 percent reduction in accidents, a 3 percent reduction in fuel consumption and a 10 percent reduction in emissions.

The study also demonstrates how advanced safety systems provide additional benefits such as fuel efficiency and comfort.

As Mr. Plant concluded, "We are demonstrating to IAA visitors how we use our suite of sensors to monitor all elements of the driving situation, from obstacles in the road to the alertness of the driver, to help ensure that the most appropriate comfort, support and safety systems are used. We will also highlight a number of key technologies which deliver class leading fuel efficiency including our electric steering products and braking products which offer advanced electronic stability function and are compatible with regenerative braking systems (ESC-R) within hybrid electric vehicles."

In addition to the mid-range radar, new products and systems to be unveiled include the Company's ESC-R, an electronic stability control system compatible with hybrid powertrains; and technologies such as Efficient Comfort Control (ECC) system that minimizes energy draw on vehicle powertrains while maintaining occupant comfort through advanced HVAC control.

  Technology highlights include:

    Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go functionality
    Short range 24GHz radar to support lane change assist functions, blind
     spot detection and backover warning systems
    Video camera to support lane guide, lane keeping systems and lane
     departure warning
    GPS data being used for curve prediction and linked to ACC and video
    Adaptive driver and passenger airbag solutions
    Occupant sensing and driver drowsiness sensors

    New mid range radar supporting Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); lane
     change assist functions and backover warning systems
    Buckle presenter to assist aging and physically impaired drivers
    Heated multi-function steering wheels
    Ultrasonic sensor for an active park assist system
    Active Dynamic Control suspension system to offer improved suspension
     without compromising ride and handling characteristics

  Fuel efficiency
    New ESC-R, Electronic Stability Control-R and Slip Control Boost, TRW's
     systems which are compatible with regenerative braking systems for HEVs
    PPI 5 Inflator which offers an 80 per cent weight reduction compared
     with the previous technology
    Electrically Powered Hydraulic Steering technology to be used for the
     fleet of HEVs for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
    Efficient Comfort Control system that minimizes energy draw on vehicle
     powertrains while maintaining occupant comfort through advanced HVAC

The Company's presence at the Frankfurt IAA show from 11 - 23 September will bring TRW's capabilities to life through high tech presentations, demonstrations, simulations and presentations. The stand can be found at booth F18 in Hall 8.

About TRW

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains statements that are not statements of historical fact, but instead are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements made in this release. Such risks, uncertainties and other important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements are set forth in our Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 (the "10-K"), and Report on Form Q for the quarter ended March 30, 2007, and June 30, 2007 and include: production cuts or restructuring by our major customers; work stoppages or other labor issues at the facilities of our customers or suppliers; non-performance by, or insolvency of, our suppliers and customers, which may be exacerbated by recent bankruptcies and other pressures within the automotive industry; the inability of our suppliers to deliver products at the scheduled rate and disruptions arising in connection therewith; interest rate risk arising from our variable rate indebtedness; loss of market share by domestic vehicle manufacturers; efforts by our customers to consolidate their supply base; severe inflationary pressures impacting the market for commodities; escalating pricing pressures from our customers; our dependence on our largest customers; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; our substantial leverage; product liability and warranty and recall claims and efforts by customers to alter terms and conditions concerning warranty and recall participation; limitations on flexibility in operating our business contained in our debt agreements; the possibility that our owners' interests will conflict with ours and other risks and uncertainties set forth under "Risk Factors" in the 10-K and in our other SEC filings. We do not intend or assume any obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE: TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

CONTACT: Louise Colledge, or Lynette Jackson, both of TRW Automotive -
Europe, +44-121-506-5440, Manley Ford of TRW Automotive, +1-734-855-2616, John
Wilkerson of TRW Automotive - North America, +1-734-855-3864

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