MORTEFONTAINE, France – Electrically assisted power steering arrived first on small cars in Europe in the mid-1990s and rapidly ramped up on high-volume, low-priced models. Despite the growth, a decade later some 80% of new cars worldwide still employ conventional hydraulic steering. That soon will change. By 2010, about half of new cars will come with electrically assisted steering, an executive with No.2 steering supplier TRW Automotive tells Ward’s at a media event here. Aly ...

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