FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.
(NYSE: ARM) today announced its commitment to enhance vehicle system
performance through the use of electronics and control technologies, or "smart
systems(TM)" within the company's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group.
This product strategy will ensure ArvinMeritor's current product portfolio is
ready and fully optimized for the dramatic product evolution that will
continue as functional needs and benefits increase.
"Applying smart systems(TM) thinking within our current product portfolio
resulted in identification of several opportunities to extend current
competencies into new product categories through the application of
electronics and controls," said Tom Watson, vice president, Engineering and
Technical Planning for LVS. "Our traditional mechanical products are taking on
new form and function at the component and system levels."
An initial smart systems(TM) program is the company's Low Energy Release
latch, unveiled today during the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. By combining
proprietary electronic software with an inventive mechanical solution,
ArvinMeritor reduced the number of latch parts by 50 percent, and enhanced
component performance by adding several features and benefits unavailable in a
traditional latch design such as reduced component size, silent locking and
latching operations, increased design flexibility and tunable door handle feel
for brand alignment.
About Light Vehicle Systems
ArvinMeritor's LVS business group is a market leader in the product
categories it serves, supplying integrated systems and modules to the world's
leading passenger car and light truck OEMs. With advanced technology and
systems design expertise in apertures, chassis and wheels, LVS combines high-
quality components into cost-effective, performance-based solutions for
virtually every car and light truck on the road today.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of
integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The
company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original
equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy,
Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 19,000 people in 25 countries.
ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at:
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