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TRW at IAA Truck 2008 (Hall 13, Stand B76): TRW Highlights Safety and Fuel Efficient Technologies

Sep 24, 2008

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) will highlight its range of commercial vehicle systems and components at the IAA Truck technical showcase in Hanover, Germany, with a particular focus on how the Company is raising the intelligence of safety systems with its driver assistance (DAS) technologies for the truck market and its fuel efficient steering system for light commercial vehicles.

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"IAA Truck is a great opportunity for TRW to demonstrate its capabilities supporting the truck manufacturers' desire to improve safety, comfort and fuel efficiency," commented Alexander Wiertz, sales and engineering director, Europe, TRW Automotive Commercial Steering Systems. "This year we're introducing a new rack & pinion steering system for heavy commercial vehicles as well as highlighting some recent innovations to improve safety for trucks."

TRW Automotive supports the commercial vehicle market in the areas of commercial steering, suspension, safety systems, advanced driver assist systems, steering wheels, fasteners and the aftermarket.

Fuel efficiency for LCVs

Dr. Dieter Fehlings, engineering director, steering systems for TRW Automotive, added: "We are showcasing our electrically powered hydraulic steering (EPHS) system for light commercial vehicles. TRW's testing has demonstrated that, with up to 0.3 litre fuel saving per 100 km and related CO2 savings of approx 7g/km, this technology can support fleet owners and individual drivers of the service vans that often have high weekly kilometer rates."

TRW's EPHS was launched earlier this year on the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner vans.

Dr. Fehlings added: "EPHS can be developed for the full range of minivans including full-size step vans with increasingly powerful versions of up to 1 KW of hydraulic power (1,000 watts). TRW's EPHS system provides a maximum rack assist force of 18 kN, making it suitable for loads of up to 6 tonnes in gross weight.

"TRW's EPHS systems can also feature advanced speed proportional steering technology. This flexible tuning capability allows TRW's EPHS system to adapt to different driving conditions, providing a comfortable setting for parking and city driving, while delivering a safe and robust feel at higher speeds. There is also the option for EPHS to vary assist levels depending on the vehicle loading information provided by other vehicle subsystems."

Intelligent safety

Dr. Alois Seewald, global director, systems integration for TRW Automotive, said: "TRW has developed Driver Assist Systems that sense the driving environment, analyse the situation and provide an appropriate response - whether that is driver warning, gentle support or intervention to mitigate the severity of a crash."

TRW has developed original equipment and aftermarket Adaptive Cruise Control for a number of truck manufacturers. TRW has also developed Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist systems and Forward Collision Warning systems that utilize video and mid-range radar systems at highly competitive costs.

About TRW

With 2007 sales of $14.7 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 27 countries and employs more than 66,000 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. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties which can cause our actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements, including those set forth in our Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 (our "Form 10-K"), and in our Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 28 and June 27, 2008, such as: loss of market share, production cuts and capacity reductions by domestic North American vehicle manufacturers and a market shift in vehicle mix in North America and resulting restructuring initiatives, including bankruptcy actions, of our suppliers and customers; sharply increasing commodity inflationary pressures adversely affecting our profitability and supply base, including any resulting inability of our suppliers to perform as we expect; escalating pricing pressures from our customers; our dependence on our largest customers; product liability, warranty and recall claims and efforts by customers to alter terms and conditions concerning warranty and recall participation; strengthening of the U.S. dollar and other foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations impacting our results; work stoppages or other labor issues at our facilities or at the facilities of our customers or suppliers; our substantial debt and resulting vulnerability to an economic or industry downturn and to rising interest rates; risks associated with non-U.S. operations, including economic uncertainty in some regions; potential contraction in consumer spending and production cuts in Europe; assertions by or against us relating to intellectual property rights; the possibility that our largest shareholder's interests will conflict with ours; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in our Report on Form 10-K and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revision to any of these forward-looking statements.

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CONTACT: Lynette Jackson, TRW Automotive Europe-Asia Pacific,
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