MORTEFONTAINE, France – TRW Automotive wants to do its part to reduce the number of electronic control units (ECUs) in vehicles. The new technology-rich Mercedes S-Class has as many as 80 ECUs providing brainpower for brakes, powertrain, body control and entertainment systems, among others. Brake supplier TRW has a way to consolidate three ECUs into one. Its ElectroHydraulic Parking Brake eliminates all manual parking brake actuation and is controlled by the same ECU that runs the ...

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