New Latch Design Reduces Number of Parts By Up To 50 Percent
FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.
(NYSE: ARM) today unveiled its patented Low Energy Release (LER) door latch as
a solution for tomorrow's vehicle safety and door closure requirements.
The LER uses proprietary electronics and software controls coupled with an
innovative mechanical solution to greatly reduce release efforts without
compromising strength or safety. The LER improves passive entry
functionality; releases at far higher seal loads; provides silent locking
operation; and offers increased resistance against theft tools.
"ArvinMeritor's original software locking logic means the same latch
system can operate under a multitude of different regional and customer
specific functional demands across all vehicle platforms," said Aziz Aghili,
vice president and general manager, Aperture Systems, with ArvinMeritor's
Light Vehicle Systems business group. "The LER latch is a market-leading
innovation that delivers tremendously improved function and cost for our OEM
Uniquely, this latch employs a failsafe override mechanism that, in the
event of vehicle power failure, allows the latch to revert to fully mechanical
operation. The product is considerably smaller and lighter than current
designs and contains up to 50 percent fewer parts. The range of application
includes side door latches, power locking, electrical release and powered
closure, as well as variants for sliding doors, trunks and tailgates.
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
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