Chassis http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53393/more en Mercedes Recalls C-Class Cars With Possible Steering Defect http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-recalls-c-class-cars-possible-steering-defect <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The German automaker is recalling 10,509 C-Class compacts from the '15 model year because some of the cars could lose steering function at low speed. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/mercedes-recalls-c-class-cars-possible-steering-defect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chassis Safety Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:50:00 +0000 1156421 at http://wardsauto.com ’15 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-mercedes-benz-sprinter-van <div class="node-body gallery-body">Mercedes-Benz rolls out the '15 Sprinter cargo van with new technologies such as part-time 4-wheel drive and a more sophisticated electronic stability control system to mitigate the effect of heavy winds and prevent rollovers during extreme maneuvers. A model also is available with a 7-ft. roof.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-mercedes-benz-sprinter-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/15-mercedes-benz-sprinter-van#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Diesel Resource Center Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Daimler Freightliner Mercedes Antilock Braking System (ABS) Diesel Product Development Safety Tariffs Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:09:00 +0000 1149891 at http://wardsauto.com TRW Launches New-Gen Electric Power-Steering Systems http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-launches-new-gen-electric-power-steering-systems-0 <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The technology is based on a modular and scalable architecture which allows for greater freedom of packaging and design for a broad range of applications and helps lower lifecycle costs, the supplier says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-launches-new-gen-electric-power-steering-systems-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/trw-launches-new-gen-electric-power-steering-systems-0#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. TRW Chassis Global Sources Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:07:00 +0000 1144841 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7 <div class="node-body article-body">Singapore researchers’ electric motor pulls double duty; Volvo wrings 450 hp out of 2.0L, 4-cyl. engine; Mazda’s smart headlights shine at Tokyo tech show.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/technology-roundup-7#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Japan New Zealand Singapore Germany Sweden Chrysler Ford General Motors Mazda Mitsubishi Volvo Car Batteries Chassis Electric Vehicles Headlamps Hybrid Vehicles Manufacturing Technology Plastic Product Development Solar Turbocharger GKN United States Advanced Battery Consortium Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 1133721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Zealander fills PHEV&rsquo;s fuel tank once since July.</strong></p> NHTSA Begins Investigating Steering Complaints From Ford Owners http://wardsauto.com/nhtsa-begins-investigating-steering-complaints-ford-owners <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Government safety regulators say they have received 508 complaints about loss of steering power in certain Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ and MKZ Hybrid, and Mercury Milan midsize sedans from the '10-'12 model years.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nhtsa-begins-investigating-steering-complaints-ford-owners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chassis National Highway Traffic Safey Administration (NHTSA) Safety Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:50:00 +0000 1131241 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/north-america/supplier-roundup <div class="node-body article-body">Delphi plugs into Antaya’s connector technology; Kentucky lands new Faurecia, Aleris investments; Guardian Industries sheds two subsidiaries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/supplier-roundup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/supplier-roundup#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology North America China India U.S. Luxembourg Auto Makers Delphi Faurecia Magna Tenneco Aluminum Capacity Utilization Chassis Electronics Emissions Finance Global Sources Globalization Production Seats Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:19:00 +0000 1124791 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Seating expands Magna&rsquo;s product portfolio in India.</strong></p> ZF’s TRW Acquisition Symbolizes Evolving Auto Industry http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The two companies argue global megatrends related to fuel economy, safety and autonomous driving are transforming vehicles and the auto industry, making their businesses more complementary than they may appear. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/zf-s-trw-acquisition-symbolizes-evolving-auto-industry#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. TRW ZF Automatic Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Fuel Economy Future Products Globalization Product Development Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:58:00 +0000 1121671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>The new company will offer all relevant technologies for a fully autonomous chassis under one roof, says ZF CEO Sommer.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Composite Suspension Underpins Sanluis Rassini Racing Venture http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/composite-suspension-underpins-sanluis-rassini-racing-venture <div class="node-body article-body">Together with PPG Fiber Glass and Polystrand, Sanluis Rassini will invest $5 million to support an entry in the Grand Touring Lite classification of the Sports Car Club of America. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/composite-suspension-underpins-sanluis-rassini-racing-venture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/composite-suspension-underpins-sanluis-rassini-racing-venture#comments Public Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Suppliers Suspension Thermoplastic Bob Friedrichs Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composite Detroit Three Norman Jacobs Sanluis Rassini Volkswagen Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1120431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composite leaf springs of Sanluis Rassini race car.</strong></p> Will Navigator Help Lincoln Find Its Way? http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/will-navigator-help-lincoln-find-its-way <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Vehicle Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The refreshed Navigator comes with a stout new powertrain, advanced adaptive suspension, new seats, exterior cosmetic updates, a user-friendly interface and a leather-wrapped instrument panel with distinctive cross-stitching.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/will-navigator-help-lincoln-find-its-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/will-navigator-help-lincoln-find-its-way#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Lincoln Gasoline Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Product Development Sales Results Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Cadillac Escalade continuously controlled damping EcoBoost fit-and-finish handling Lincoln Navigator V-6 V-8 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1117251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Refreshed Navigator goes on sale in October.</strong></p> ’15 Lincoln Navigator http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-lincoln-navigator <div class="node-body gallery-body">The upgrades to Navigator are appreciated, although there wasn’t much budget to change the overall aesthetic inside or out or to address interior fit-and-finish shortcomings, such as the substandard trimming of the headliner. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-lincoln-navigator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicle-test-drives/15-lincoln-navigator#comments Public Auto Makers Test Drives North America North America - Regional U.S. Lincoln Gasoline Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Product Development Sales Results Seats Suspension Turbocharger Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:01:00 +0000 1117311 at http://wardsauto.com