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Improving traffic safety: Kiepe Electric to equip trams in Hanover with collision avoidance systems

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? Kiepe Electric to retrofit collision avoidance systems with components from Bosch Engineering to 50 light rail vehicles (LRVs) run by Hanover mass transit operator

? Radar and camera sensors scan the area in front of the vehicle

? Driver assistance system warns the driver and activates the brakes if a collision is imminent

Kiepe Electric, a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle subsystems, has won an order from Hanover mass transit operator

?Our collision avoidance systems for LRVs provide genuine traffic safety benefits in our ever more densely populated cities,? says Dr. Jme off work, less vehicle downtime and lower repair costs.?

Particularly in downtown areas, LRVs have to share the limited available space with many other road users including pedestrians, cyclists, cars, buses and delivery vehicles. Collision avoidance systems provide drivers with valuable support, especially in chaotic and unpredictable traffic situations.

Kiepe Electric has refined its collision avoidance technology in conjunction with its customer .

?The system uses a combination of radar and camera sensors to continuously measure both the distance between the LRV and any objects ahead of it and the speed at which they are traveling. This allows it to identify dangerous situations and predict potential collisions,? explains Kiepe Electric Managing Director Dr. Heiko Asum.

The deceleration and jerk settings ensure that autonomous braking poses no danger to the LRV?s passengers. Moreover, the driver can override the autonomous braking function at all times, choosing either to brake harder or to release the brakes completely if the braking system has been activated in error.

As well as preventing or reducing physical injury and damage, collision avoidance systems also help to keep the light rail network running as smoothly as possible. While cars involved



Knorr-Bremse (ISIN: DE000KBX1006, Ticker symbol: KBX) is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems. Knorr- Bremse''s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. About 28,500 employees at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. In 2018, Knorr-Bremse''s two divisions together generated revenues of EUR 6.6 billion. For more than 114 years the company has been the industry innovator, driving innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany''s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: urbanization, ecoefficiency, digitization and automated driving.

Knorr-Bremse subsidiary Kiepe Electric, based in Des, metros and regional rail networks as well as for battery, trolley and In Motion Charging (IMC) buses.



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Knorr-Bremse (ISIN: DE000KBX1006, Ticker symbol: KBX) is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems. Knorr- Bremse''s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. About 28,500 employees at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. In 2018, Knorr-Bremse''s two divisions together generated revenues of EUR 6.6 billion. For more than 114 years the company has been the industry innovator, driving innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany''s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: urbanization, ecoefficiency, digitization and automated driving.Knorr-Bremse subsidiary Kiepe Electric, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a globally active supplier of electrical systems to the leading rail vehicle and bus manufacturers. The company offers efficient solutions and ecologically sustainable concepts for low-emission public transportation with eco-friendly electrical equipment for light rail vehicles, metros and regional rail networks as well as for battery, trolley and In Motion Charging (IMC) buses.

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Date: 12/10/2019 - 09:27
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