Ford: Half of U.S. lineup to get automatic emergency braking by end of '19Jan. 12, 2018
After a report from federal regulators showed Ford lagging rivals on availability of the crash-avoidance technology, the automaker says the safety feature will reach the majority of its vehicles by next year and the rest by 2022.
William Agee, former Bendix CEO, dies at 79Jan. 3, 2018
William Agee was a well known youthful CEO in the automotive world in the 1970s and 1980s, but his success was dulled by the kind of workplace scandal that continues to make headlines today.
Report documents growth of emergency braking systems in 2017 vehiclesDec. 21
Four of the 20 largest automakers committed to increasing automatic emergency braking outfitted more than half of their 2017 model-year vehicles with the feature, according to a new report.
Nissan counts on Bosch, ContinentalAug. 2
Robert Bosch and Continental AG will move into high volume production this year to supply Nissan Motor Co. with advanced automated braking systems. The systems will be used across most of its U.S. product line.
Tesla Model S regains top safety rating with software update, Consumer Reports saysJuly 25
Tesla provided an over-the-air update in July to its software on the Model S to include automatic emergency braking at highway speeds.
Alberto Bombassei won 1st big break for BremboJuly 17
In 1975, Alberto Bombassei organized a meeting that turned out to be the big break for the company his father, Emilio, and Italo Breda started in 1961.
Mazda recalls 227,814 vehicles for faulty parking brakeJune 30
Mazda North America is recalling 227,814 Mazda3 and Mazda6 vehicles in the U.S. because parking brakes may drag when driving or slip when cars are parked on a slope.
Nissan to make automated braking standardJune 12
The company estimates the decision will cover more than 1 million Nissan brand vehicles sold in the 2018 model year.
Automakers split on how fast to deploy automatic brakingJune 8
Big automakers are rushing to launch self-driving cars as early as 2021 but some major companies are moving slowly when it comes to widespread deployment of a less expensive crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries a year.
Nissan goes standard on automated brakingJune 8
Nissan will make emergency automated braking standard on most of its car and truck lineup for the 2018 model year.
Brake malfunction investigation underway for 2009 Nissan MuranosMay 5
U.S. safety regulators are conducting a preliminary investigation into complaints of faulty brakes in the 2009 Nissan Murano line.
Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S, Model X vehicles for parking brakeApril 20
Tesla is recalling 53,000 of its Model S and Model X vehicles globally for an electric parking brake issue, according to a statement on its website.