Nexteer forms JV with China's Dongfeng to supply steering systemsApril 10
Supplier begins adapting to a future with self-steering carsFeb. 20
Nexteer Automotive president resignsSept. 1, 2016
Nexteer Automotive President Laurent Bresson resigned from the automotive supplier on Thursday. Bresson, 44, left the maker of steering and driveline systems on good terms to pursue an undisclosed opportunity, the company said.
Consumer Reports urges Tesla to disable auto steering functionJuly 14, 2016
Consumer Reports on Thursday urged Tesla Motors to disable the automatic steering function in its Autopilot driving-assist system, which is under investigation by U.S. safety regulators after a fatal crash.
Tesla mixes warnings and bravado about hands-free drivingJuly 5, 2016
Tesla officially touts its partial self-driving Autopilot feature as a back-up to human drivers, but some of the car maker's comments -- and some high profile videos -- have led many drivers to think of it as a replacement.
NHTSA to probe 135,000 older Toyota SUVs for steering, brakesJune 17, 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 eraJune 20, 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 glitchJune 16, 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 wheelJune 12, 2016
How to give control back to hands-off drivers?June 13, 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.
First Shift: Nissan's ethanol fuel cellJune 14, 2016
Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee output disrupted by steering wheel shortageMay 19, 2016
A shortage of steering wheels is disrupting production of the Jeep Cherokee and also has slowed output of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. A third consecutive shift of Cherokee production at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly Plant in Ohio was canceled Thursday morning, and an afternoon shift there was shortened Tuesday because of the shortage.