Advanced EGR Cooler for 15-Liter Engine

Posted: January 12, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Diesel exhaust gas recirculation systems reduce the formation of harmful oxides of nitrogen by lowering the temperature in the engine combustion chamber. EGR is especially critical for big diesel engines because they operate at higher combustion pressures and with a more...

On-Off Fan Drives

Posted: October 9, 2012 at 2:15 am

Commercial vehicles can improve their fuel economy and available power by automatically switching their engine cooling fan on and off as needed. This video reveals the technology that allows BorgWarner’s, fail-safe, On/Off Fan Drive to remain engaged when facing a...

Adjustable Fan Drive

Posted: October 1, 2012 at 3:29 am

Large SUV and heavy-duty pickup vehicle engines need a fan to keep them cool, but only in certain conditions. This video displays the precise electronic control BorgWarner’s Visctronic Fan Drive exhibits while maintaining an optimal engine temperature—resulting in efficiency, fuel economy...

Exhaust Gas Recirculation

Posted: September 24, 2012 at 8:05 am

Recirculating exhaust gas and combining it with an air and fuel mixture reduces the combustion temperatures that produce harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. This video animation shows how BorgWarner Emission System’s advanced EGR system for passenger cars reduces the temperature...

Variable Cam Timing

Posted: July 8, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Variable cam timing enables an engine to shift the valve timing for an entire camshaft as engine load varies. Retarding the timing improves emissions and fuel economy; advancing it helps produce more power. This 3-D video from BorgWarner Morse TEC...

Electric Power Steering

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 9:19 pm

TRW Automotive’s Electrically Assisted Steering (EAS) technology eliminates power draw from the engine by using power only when demanded, thus reducing the need for Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS) systems. EAS’s energy consumption reduction is approximately 75%-85% compared to conventional HPS, which translates...

Active Seatbelt Retractor

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm

TRW Automotive’s Active Control Retractor (ACR) uses an electric motor to retract seatbelt webbing in critical situations before a crash occurs. An ACR can be activated using data from active safety systems, such as the Electronic Stability Control or Brake...

Lane-Keeping Technologies

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

TRW Automotive’s Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) system is part of a family of technologies to help drivers maintain lane position. These technologies use a forward-facing video camera behind the rearview mirror to detect lane markings alongside many types of roadways. LKA...

Knee Airbags

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

TRW Automotive’s compact knee airbag module mounts at the lower part of the instrument panel in the driver and front passenger footwells. In a frontal crash, these airbags deploy to help maintain occupant position and reduce or balance deceleration forces...

Active Buckle Lifter

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 9:09 pm

TRW Automotive’s Active Buckle Lifter (ABL) makes buckling the seatbelt easier and more convenient by electrically lifting the seatbelt buckle. The ABL lifts the buckle past the center console between the seats and beyond an occupant’s jacket or other objects...

Collision Mitigation Braking

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 9:08 pm

TRW Automotive’s Collision Mitigation Braking (CMB) technology detects moving and stationary objects, offering the driver brake assist support across a full range of speeds. CMB triggers automatic braking in case of an imminent collision with an object in front. The...

Electronic Stability Control

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 9:03 pm

TRW Automotive’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems integrate antilock brakes and traction control with a lateral stability control function. The combination is specifically designed to help the driver control the vehicle during sudden changes in steering direction. If ESC senses...

Automatic Emergency Braking

Posted: July 25, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) combines Driver Assist Systems and Electronic Stability Control to slow the vehicle and potentially reduce the severity of an impact when a collision is unavoidable. AEB works with or without driver intervention. It combines data from...

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