TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation will be highlighting the
expansion of its electronics group – and in particular the growth of its
dedicated Automated Vehicle team at the International CES 2015.
TRW has broad experience in radar and video camera systems
and anticipates exponential growth in these technologies over the next decade -
the Company is implementing third and fourth generation sensor systems which
help to address the more immediate industry requirements, but also play a
fundamental role in enabling semi- and automated driving.
Tolga Oal, vice president, TRW Global Electronics commented:
"Automated functions are at the top of the industry's agenda. This
requires an increase in the level of integration between sensors, controllers
and actuators as well as redundancy strategies. We have aligned our business in
several ways in order to more effectively partner with our customers in these
"For example, our Automated Vehicle engineering team is
doubling in size in 2015 in order to meet the growing product development
demand from our European, North American and Japanese customers. This is part
of a wider effort in which the Company is hiring engineers and technicians to
also support the overall growth of our Driver Assist System product
portfolio," Oal concluded.
TRW also recently appointed a new vice president of its
active safety portfolio, Brian Loh. Loh has business responsibility for all DAS
sensors, central Safety Domain ECUs, and the automated vehicle strategy and
execution. TRW has also appointed Dr. Hans-Gerd Krekels to the new position of
director of active safety engineering, with technical responsibility for DAS
sensors and the central Safety Domain ECU controllers and software required for
TRW's electronics business has accelerated rapidly over the
last three years with the hiring of more than 650 engineers and technicians
globally. The majority of these new hires work in the development of advanced
radar and camera technologies at technical centres in North America and Europe.
TRW develops and manufactures its video camera sensors in
Peterlee, the UK, and Marshall, Illinois in the USA, supported by technical centres
in Koblenz, Germany, Dusseldorf, Germany, Solihull, the UK and Farmington Hills
in the USA. The company develops and
manufactures its radar sensors in Brest, France, supported by technical centres
in Koblenz, Germany and Solihull in the UK. Regional technical centres provide
customer support across the globe.