TRW is developing an electronic horn system that is activated by touching a conductive area on the steering wheel airbag cover. The system is expected to be production-ready in 2014. The technology offers improved visual appearance, enhanced functionality, lower actuation forces and fewer components compared with conventional horn systems, TRW says. It has no moving parts, allowing the driver airbag to be fixed directly into the steering wheel. Special coatings enable the airbag cover ...

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