Eaton, TRW sign radar sensor agreement
Feb 1, 2005 12:00 PM
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp has entered into a long-term agreement with Autocruise SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp for long-range radar sensors to be used in Eaton's VORAD Collision Warning Systems (CWS).
Under the agreement, Eaton will purchase the latest Autocruise 76/77-GHz generation radar for integration into its Collision Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems for the global heavy truck market. The new radar sensor will be sold under the VORAD and SmartCruise brands.
With this agreement, Eaton will supply the global commercial vehicle market with the embedded radar unit in its VORAD CWS. Autocruise will continue to promote to the light-vehicle market a similar AC20 base product, which it will launch on a European car platform early in 2005.
Autocruise will supply Eaton with its radar device tailored to work in tandem with Eaton's existing Roadranger product portfolio for the heavy-truck market. The new forward-facing radar is smaller and lighter and provides more installation flexibility and improved exterior appearance.
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