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IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Winners Feature TRW Safety Technology


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LIVONIA, MI--March 4, 2013: Seven vehicle models recently named 2013 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners feature various automotive safety technologies supplied by TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. , the global leader in active and passive safety.

The new TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation was recently handed out by IIHS to reward vehicles that offer superior crash protection. In order to be eligible for the distinction, the 2013 models needed to earn good or acceptable ratings in the new IIHS small overlap test, as well as top marks in other IIHS evaluations.

Safety content from TRW -- including occupant safety systems, electronics and braking technology ranging from airbag modules and sensors to tire pressure monitoring systems and power steering gears -- are featured on seven of the 13 awarded vehicles, including several of the best-selling mid-sized sedans in North America.

"Having vehicles which feature TRW's leading safety technologies receive recognition as top safety picks underscores how our products make a difference in helping automakers produce safer vehicles for consumers," said Peter Lake, TRW executive vice president, sales and business development. "As vehicle safety requirements evolve, TRW will continue to move forward, creating intelligent systems to help enhance passenger safety."

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in a moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact and rollover, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. Top Safety Pick+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least four of five evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test.