BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- European Union antitrust authorities will decide by Feb. 26 whether to approve German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen's $13.5 billion bid for U.S. rival TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.
The European Commission said on its website that it launched a review of the deal on Jan. 22. The transaction will give the companies an edge in technologies for self-driving cars.
TRW, a leading maker of car safety products such as brakes and airbags, counts as its clients Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen.
ZF Friedrichshafen supplies chassis components to companies including Audi and BMW.