TRW Automotive Holdings (TRW), there a manufacturer of brakes, remedy steering and safety systems, ailment is developing its next generation of advanced, modular brake system that is vacuum independent and can simplify the brake system while enhancing functionality.
The new systems can allow for full brake blending for all regenerative braking system architectures. The new technology which is designed as a fully modular system using many standard components from the EBC460 Slip Control family, that also formed the basis for SCB, meets all standard brake and control functions such as ABS and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Josef Pickenhahn, vice president, braking engineering for TRW, explained:
“TRW is building on its considerable experience in delivering both safety and regenerative braking for alternative powertrains such as electric and hybrid electric vehicles. We were among the first to deliver a full electronic stability control system to seamlessly support regenerative braking when we introduced our Slip Control Boost system in 2007 for General Motors two-mode hybrid SUVs, and have since extended that solution to the award winning Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera electric vehicles.