TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has launched its next generation Steering Column Control Modules (SCCM) on Ford Motor Company’s Super Duty, F-Series, Edge, Explorer and the Lincoln MKX.
The SCCM incorporates high-level electronic integration that features functions such as turn signal, headlamp switch inputs, high-low beam selector, front and rear wipe wash, pedal adjust switch, tilt-telescoping steering column switch and motor drivers, hazard warning, steering wheel switch signal processing, steering angle sensing, and the unique feature of electronic turn signal cancel.
Valeo said its torque convertors, which are now produced in a plant in Mexico, have allowed the Group to win new business in North America.
The technology has been chosen to equip the new 6-speed generations of automatic transmissions on Ford’s F-Series “Super Duty” trucks and is also represented on the new 6-speed front wheel drive transmissions of General Motors, equipping several GM Group passenger car models.
Valeo says its compact torque converters offer superior shifting quality, reduce vibrations and noise, and contribute to fuel savings and emissions reduction of more than 6% while providing a dynamic driving experience.