PSA Peugeot Citroën has selected TRW Automotive as its driver assist system (DAS) partner. The partnership will begin with the launch of TRW’s next generation radar (AC1000) and camera (S-Cam 3) sensor technologies.
The new technologies will launch across the Peugeot, Citroen and DS vehicle ranges, from 2017. In addition to supplying the sensors, TRW has been awarded with full system integration and functional development responsibility.
“We are very proud to have been awarded such a prestigious contract, which is a testament to our long-standing cooperation with PSA and our proven competencies in DAS development and innovation,” said Thierry Metais, global account director for PSA at TRW. “We have been working closely in cooperation with PSA to ensure that our technologies will help them to meet the increasingly stringent future Euro NCAP requirements for active safety.”
Launching on PSA vehicle platforms in Europe and China, TRW’s DAS sensors will enable adaptive cruise control (ACC) with stop-and-go functionality, which stop and accelerate the vehicle in stop and go traffic, and lane keeping assist functions, both of which can help to enhance safety and aid driver comfort while reducing driving stress and fatigue.
TRW will also become a full safety systems supplier to PSA, helping in the development of brake, steering, electronics and occupant safety systems.