17 April 2024 Press releases

Braking systems for autonomous driving: GvW supports BWI Group in strategic partnership with thyssenkrupp

BWI Group and thyssenkrupp Steering agree on a long-term cooperation to jointly develop the state-of-the-art X-by-Wire chassis technology. GvW Graf von Westphalen advised BWI Group on antitrust and IP law issues in this transaction - under the lead of the Chinese law firm AllBright.

The aim of the jointly developed electromechanical braking systems (EMB) is to improve Level 3 and higher autonomous driving. Production and global sales of the new EMB system are scheduled to start in 2026.

The BWI Group is a leading global Tier 1 supplier for intelligent chassis. The Beijing-based company brings more than a century of practical experience in research, development and production to the development of the new EMB product.

thyssenkrupp Steering is one of the global Tier 1 automotive partners for steering solutions and has been developing electromechanical vehicle technology for many years.

GvW advised the BWI Group with Christian Kusulis (antitrust law) as well as Dr Joachim Mulch and Alexander Rösch (both IP).

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