New 2014 Jeep Cherokee models feature safety and electronics innovations from TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., including TRW's scalable video camera (S-Cam 2) – an object recognition camera that provides lane-keeping assist and high-beam headlamp control and also helps in collision mitigation braking.
The all-new Cherokee is now available at Jeep dealerships. Already recognized as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Cherokee boasts a full complement of TRW's safety and security systems.
These systems provide a range of comfort and safety features including Jeep's passive entry "Keyless Enter and Go" system, which allows drivers easy access to the vehicle without even needing to press the key fob button. The system is part of a configuration in which the passive entry, remote keyless entry and tire pressure monitoring functions are all controlled by a single electronic control unit.
TRW's S-Cam family of cameras can provide a range of safety functions including lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, headlight control, traffic sign recognition and pedestrian detection. When integrated with vehicle chassis systems, the S-Cam camera can provide advanced active driver-assist functions including lane keeping and lane centering (together with electric steering) and automatic emergency braking (together with radar and electronic stability control).
TRW's S-Cam is also featured on the NCAP five-star and IIHS Top Safety Pick-rated 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
According to 2011 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data, 53 percent of road fatalities result from a roadway departure. IIHS data estimates that lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist systems could save more than 7,500 lives in the U.S. each year.
TRW announced earlier this year that it was further investing in its production sites – and in research and development – in both North America and Europe to support its growing camera business worldwide.
In addition to the camera and passive entry systems, TRW is supplying occupant safety equipment including seat belts and advanced safety electronics. This includes the company’s Generation 7 Airbag Control Unit with integrated inertial and rollover sensing coupled with side impact, crush zone and pressure sensors to detect crashes.
TRW is also supplying its electric park brake system that sets the park brake with the touch of a button and offers many safety and convenience functions not available with a traditional parking brake.
TRW Automotive, headquartered in Livonia, Mich., ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers.