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TRW Envisions The Future Of Safety With Its Next-Generation Cameras

Sep 15, 2014

LOCKE TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) today announced its next-generation camera system – the S-Cam4 family – will have an expanded object detection range and field of view that will meet the increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for advanced driver assist system (DAS) technologies.  

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. today announced its next-generation camera system - the S-Cam4 family.

The S-Cam4 family includes a single lens, mono-camera version based on a standard housing and mechanical package designed to help meet test protocols such as pedestrian triggered automatic emergency braking (AEB) and new potential requirements including a crossing bicycle AEB test. The innovative camera family also includes a premium three lens TriCam4 version to support advanced semi-automated driving functions.

Scheduled to launch in 2018, the next-generation single lens unit builds on the proven S-Cam3.x mono camera, while the three lens camera adds a telephoto lens for improved long distance sensing, and a fish-eye lens for improved short range sensing ideal for semi-automated driving functions such Highway Driving Assist and Traffic Jam Assist. The S-Cam4.x family will be equipped with Mobileye's Eye Q4 image processor and object recognition algorithms together with TRW's longitudinal and lateral control algorithms to further enhance performance in premium DAS and semi-automated applications.

World class packaging includes an integrated processor and imager in a size similar to a deck of playing cards. TRW also utilizes a magnesium housing that yields excellent thermal properties resulting in better heat dissipation.

"The S-Cam4 family represents another significant step forward in our roadmap to support advanced DAS and premium safety and comfort systems" said Peter Lake, TRW executive vice president of sales and business development. "By offering the most advanced processing and algorithm developments the S-Cam4 mono camera will represent the best of both worlds for affordability and performance, while the TriCam will offer best-in-class camera performance for semi-automated driving functions."

About TRW

With 2013 sales of $17.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 24 countries and employs approximately 65,000 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 http://www.trw.com

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 U.S. 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 could cause our actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements, including those set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 (our "Form 10-K") and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 28, 2014, and June 27, 2014, such as: economic conditions adversely affecting our business, results or the viability of our supply base; risks associated with non-U.S. operations, including economic and political uncertainty in some regions, adversely affecting our business, results or financial condition; the unsuccessful implementation of our current expansion efforts adversely impacting our business or results; any developments related to antitrust investigations adversely affecting our financial condition, results, cash flows or reputation; pricing pressures from our customers adversely affecting our profitability; global competition adversely affecting our sales, profitability or financial condition; any disruption in our information technology systems adversely impacting our business and operations; any shortage of supplies causing a production disruption for any customers or us; the loss of any of our largest customers or a significant amount of their business, or a significant decline in their production levels, adversely affecting us; strengthening of the U.S. dollar and other foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations impacting our results; our contingent liabilities and tax matters causing us to incur losses or costs; any inability to protect our intellectual property rights adversely affecting our business or our competitive position; commodity inflationary pressures adversely affecting our profitability or supply base; costs  or adverse effects on our business, reputation or results from governmental regulations; work stoppages or other labor issues at our facilities or those of our customers or others in our supply chain adversely affecting our business, results or financial condition; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in our Form 10-K and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any update or revision to any of the forward-looking statements.       

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SOURCE TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

For further information: John Wilkerson/TRW Automotive,734.855.3864 /john.wilkerson@trw.com; Louise Colledge/ TRW Automotive, +44 121.506.5317 / louise.colledge@trw.com


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