ZF TRW, the active and passive safety division of ZF AG, is celebrating a unique industry milestone, the production of one billion brake calipers within the Colette design family.
Manfred Meyer, vice president, global brake engineering for ZF TRW, said: “No other disc brake design has reached such widespread acceptance on world roadways and today disc brakes are recognized as the most efficient method of stopping light vehicles.
“Introducing the first electric park brake with the motor on caliper design concept in 2001 was an important first step toward the future of systems like brake by wire and the integration opportunities needed to support advanced safety systems.”
Fuel efficiency has been a key driver in the development of disc braking systems.
Meyer, added: “Advanced braking will be one of the key enablers of automated driving, and together with its broader portfolio and systems integration expertise, ZF TRW is ideally placed to drive this megatrend forward.”
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