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Teldix GmbH was a significant German aircraft electronics (military avionics) company, in the field of aircraft navigation.

HistoryEdit

It was established in 1960 by Telefunken. Another company similar at the time was Ottico Meccanica Italiana (OMI), of Italy.

AviationEdit

In the late 1960s it made Head-Up Displays for fighter aircraft. It was partly responsible for the head-up display of the Panavia Tornado.[1]

The company developed much of the electronics for the Eurofighter Typhoon, notably its Defensive Aids Computer (DAC).

AutomotiveEdit

In the early 1970s it developed an anti-skid (ABS) system for Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. This was the first commercial-available anti-lock braking system in 1978.[2]

StructureEdit

It was headquartered at Grenzhöfer Weg 36 in Wieblingen, Heidelberg, in Baden-Württemberg, off the L637 road, north of the junction of the Bundesautobahn 656 and Bundesautobahn 5.

ProductsEdit

  • Air navigation equipment
  • Anti-lock braking systems (it invented them)
  • Moving map displays for aircraft

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