TRW front axle electric park brake adds safety for smaller vehicles

March 29, 2011 by  
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TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. unveiled its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system for front axles – a development that makes the technology more affordable for a wider range of vehicle segments. TRW’s EPB offers a number of safety benefits in addition to space optimization in the vehicle’s passenger compartment thanks to the elimination of the handbrake lever or pedal.

Josef Pickenhahn, vice president, braking engineering at TRW commented: “Until recently, vehicle manufacturers have been reluctant to routinely fit disc brakes to the rear axles of small cars – normally a pre-requisite for EPB – because they are relatively expensive and lower cost drum brakes can comfortably meet performance specifications.