TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. says its advanced pedestrian protection system now is in production with a European auto maker.

The system uses up to three remote acceleration sensors located in the front bumper area that continuously transmit acceleration signals to an electronic control unit.

In the event of a collision, TRW says the technology will determine if the vehicle has struck a human body or another object. If a pedestrian collision is detected, the system triggers hood lifter mechanisms – located on either underside of the hood – to activate and create more space between the hood and the hard engine components to help reduce potential injury.

TeleNav Inc. partners with Ford Motor Co. to bring connected navigation to the auto maker’s MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch-equipped vehicles around the world.

Ford’s second-generation Sync system uses TeleNav’s automotive-grade GPS navigation software to deliver real-time information to help drivers search and locate places more reliably and efficiently.

MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch currently are available in the U.S. on the ’11 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX and soon to be in the ’11 Ford Explorer.

Beginning in 2011 with the all-new Ford Focus, TeleNav’s connected navigation solution will be available globally in China, Europe and South America.

Similar to the U.S. version, MyFord Touch in those countries will include Eco-Route, an application developed by TeleNav that calculates a fuel-efficient option for each route.

Delphi Automotive Corp. says its Electric Vehicle Charge Coupler with Cable and Charge Inlet has successfully completed evaluation under the Component Recognition Program of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

As a result, the UL-recognized components are now available for use in charging stations and vehicle-side charging applications in the U.S. and Canada.

Delphi also began selling the previously evaluated UL-listed Portable Electric Vehicle Charger earlier this year.

llindh@wardsauto.com