Steering

Mercedes' new E class will offer automated driving at highway speeds

June 9, 2015 10:22 CET

Drivers of Mercedes' new E class will have to get used to a startling feeling: the steering wheel moving in their hands as it pilots highways and country roads by itself. The technology will be available as of about March next year, when the next-generation model goes on sale....
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Cars smart enough to drive still need to overcome human error

June 9, 2015 12:30 CET

As companies such as Google, Mercedes and Volvo race to develop vehicles that are smart enough to drive themselves, even the most sophisticated systems will sometimes be no match for human error....
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Ford recalls 423,000 vehicles for power-steering issue

10:55 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015

Ford today said it is recalling nearly 423,000 sedans and crossovers for a power-steering problem that federal regulators have been investigating since last fall. It also issued a smaller recall for a different issue in some 2015 Ford Mustangs....
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Hyundai recalls more than 200,000 Elantras over steering problem

8:14 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2015

Hyundai is recalling 204,768 Elantras because of a power steering defect that might cause the cars to suddenly revert to manual steering, the company said in a report filed with federal safety regulators....
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GM recalling 81,000-plus vehicles over steering problem

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2015

General Motors recalled 81,123 cars because of concerns about their electric power steering systems. The recall is an expansion of one last year that recalled 1.3 million vehicles for steering problems....
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Ford asks U.S. court to dismiss suit over electric steering

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Ford is asking a federal court in California to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the automaker of marketing defective electric power-assisted steering systems on some Fusions and Focuses....
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Mercedes recalls 10,500 C-class cars in U.S. for steering issue

6:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2014

Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 10,500 C-class sedans in the United States from the 2015 model year because a production error causes steering wheels to squeak and resist turning....
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Bosch benefits from ZF's bid to buy TRW

Sept. 16, 2014 12:45 CET

Robert Bosch is an unexpected beneficiary of ZF's plans to purchase TRW. Bosch is poised to take full control of a steering joint venture it co-founded with ZF that makes systems that are key to creating driverless cars....
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ZF set to sell stake in steering venture to Bosch to smooth TRW takeover, report says

Sept. 13, 2014 06:01 CET

ZF Friedrichshafen is nearing a sale of its steering business as part of its proposed acquisition of TRW Automotive to resolve expected antitrust issues, a German newspaper reported....
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ZF restarts talks with Bosch to ease TRW purchase, sources say

Sept. 4, 2014 10:39 CET

ZF is restarting talks to exit its joint venture with Bosch, sources said, as it seeks to clear the way for its takeover of TRW Automotive. ZF is seeking to sell its half of the steering-systems venture to Bosch to avoid antitrust issues....
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Ford tells U.S. dealers to stop selling some C-Max, Focus models

11:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2014

Ford told its dealers in the United States to stop test-driving and selling C-Max and Focus models produced during a week this month because of potential problems with the steering gear assembly, a notice sent to dealers on Wednesday shows....
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ZF explores steering unit sale as part of TRW deal, reports say

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen is considering selling its steering business as part of its proposed acquisition of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. to resolve expected antitrust issues, people familiar with the matter said today....
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NSK: Electric power steering saves fuel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

NSK Ltd., a Japanese auto supplier best known for its ball bearings, sees a big future in electric power steering as carmakers rush to boost fuel economy. But its engineers are avoiding steer-by-wire technology now coming to market....
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