NHTSA to probe 135,000 older Toyota SUVs for steering, brakesFri, 17, Jun 2016
Steering and braking problems linked to two crashes and five injuries in 135,000 Toyota SUVs prompted the opening of a federal safety probe. NHTSA has received 135 complaints from 2001-02 model year Toyota Sequoia owners alleging incidents of unexpected vehicle stability control activations that resulted in automatic braking of the left or right wheel and unexpected steering pull.
NSK sets sights on Detroit 3 in plan to cash in on electric eraMon, 20, Jun 2016
NSK Ltd., a Japanese supplier of electric power steering systems and old-school components such as ball bearings, sees growth potential in the era of electrified cars, thanks to increasing demand for high-spec bearings in motors and actuators.
Infiniti recalls 60,000 Q50 sedans globally for steering glitchThu, 16, Jun 2016
Infiniti is recalling roughly 60,000 Q50 models globally because the steering system that is key to the sedan's autonomous driving capabilities could malfunction. The recall covers 28,182 vehicles in the U.S. and 3,804 in Canada, Infiniti said.
Reinventing the steering wheelSun, 12, Jun 2016
As we enter the autonomous-vehicle age, some wonder whether the steering wheel might suffer the same fate as the tiller, which disappeared from cars after guiding the first horseless carriages.
How to give control back to hands-off drivers?Mon, 13, Jun 2016
As industry engineers and designers contemplate the transition to more vehicle autonomy, they're looking especially hard at what happens when drivers take control of a car that has been in autonomous mode.