TRW Launches Integrated Remote Keyless Entry And Tire Pressure Monitoring
LIVONIA, Mich., April 11, 2013
LIVONIA, Mich., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.
(NYSE: TRW) the global leader in automotive safety systems, today announced it
has launched its first integrated Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) and Direct Tire
Pressure Monitoring system (TPMS) with a major Japanese vehicle manufacturer.
The system delivers RKE and TPM functions with fewer parts.
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"Integrating RKE and TPMS can offer enhanced value and performance," said Ken
Kaiser, vice president, Global Electronics Engineering. "By eliminating the
need for separate receivers for the two systems we can maintain performance
characteristics, use less space, reduce system weight and wiring complexity,
and ultimately lower material and assembly costs."
This system is also leading the industry in reducing risks associated with
Radio Frequency (RF) interference by utilizing multiple frequencies.
In-vehicle wireless communication systems have grown exponentially in the last
few years, particularly since the Federal mandate of Tire Pressure Monitoring
systems in 2007. With such wireless communication growth comes an increase in
risk of RF interference. The use of multiple frequencies in this system
ensures RKE functionality in the event one of the frequencies is unavailable.
This technology change is transparent to vehicle owners as there is no
discernible change to the RKE key fob layout or performance – the transmitted
commands are received by a single smart receiver/ECU that processes
information from the RKE fobs, and also the temperature and pressure signals
sent from the transmitters located in the TPMS sensor units in each individual
tire. The integrated ECU decodes the signals to activate the lock/unlock
function for vehicle doors and the trunk, and provides tire pressure warning
information to the driver in the same way as conventional RKE and TPMS
With 2012 sales of $16.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's
leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the
Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 25 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
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