The 2017 Honda CR-V chassis and electric power steering

The new 2017 Honda CR-V chassis has evolved to provide more agile and confident handling, additional ground clearance, and improved overall versatility. Increased front and rear track widths combined with front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension with specially tuned low-friction dampers and tubular front and solid rear stabilizer bars promote more responsive turn-in and

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Steering assistance can be provided while driving by means of an intelligent control system

New assisted steering system for electric vehicles

The project “Intelligent Assisted Steering System with Optimum Energy Efficiency for Electric Vehicles (e²-Lenk)” subsidized by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) focuses on a new assisted steering concept. In conventional vehicles, the internal combustion engine not only accelerates the car but also supplies on-board assist systems with energy; such as the assisted

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NSK Functional Safety Compliant EPS

An electric power steering system compliant with ISO 26262

NSK announced that it has developed a new electric power steering (EPS) system that is compliant with ISO Functional Safety for automobiles. The new system will support the higher level of safety that has been in strong demand in recent years. In addition, this new product provides new driving support functions. NSK intends to expansively market

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Ford Focus RS 2015 with EcoBoost engine

The 2015 All-wheel drive Ford Focus RS

Ford revealed the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine producing well in excess of 315 horsepower. “The all-new Focus RS is a serious machine with high-performance technology and innovative engineering that

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2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

The new Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack’s chassis

The all-new Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack is engineered with a high-performance tuned chassis – designed with the hardware necessary for high-demanding track conditions. Exclusive Bilstein high-performance shock absorbers are highly damped and provide a firm ride that maintains the feel for everyday commuting while being capable for the more challenging situations. Additionally, the Charger

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Belt drive electric power steering for Great Wall SUV

TRW Automotive will supply its Belt Drive Electric Power Steering (EPS) system to a next generation mid-sized Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) being launched by Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Company in 2015. Sport Utility Vehicles are the fasting growing vehicle segment in the rapidly expanding Chinese market with a 43% sales increase from 2013 compared

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Alfa Romeo 4C

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vehicle dynamics

Utilizing technologies and materials derived from Formula 1 and supercars, the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is designed to be powerful and ultra-lightweight. The Alfa Romeo 4C demonstrates its performance credentials with a top speed of 160 mph (257 km/h), 0-to-60 mph acceleration reached in the mid-4 second range, 1.1 g of side acceleration on corners

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Vovlo FM dynamic steering system commercial JCVD

Video of the week: Volvo Dynamic Steering tested by Jean Claude Van Damme

From now on, every Saturday, we will find and share the so called “Video of the week”. This week, Jean-Claude Van Damme makes an epic split between two Volvo FM trucks: [youtube url=”″ fs=”1″ rel=”0″ showinfo=”0″]

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TRW starts production of its Electric Power Steering belt drive system

TRW Automotive has recently started production of its electrically powered steering (EPS) belt drive system for the first time on a global vehicle platform launching in China. The company is manufacturing the technology at its state-of-the-art facility in Anting. “Electric steering is a rapidly growing technology globally due to the many advantages it can provide,” said Peter Lake,

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ActiveReturn feature

Torque overlay technology

Nexteer Automotive developed a torque overlay solution which analyzes input from multiple vehicle systems to determine the appropriate steering wheel response to various conditions. Nexteer Automotive’s torque overlay is applied to an electric power steering (EPS) system through software programming and enhancements to existing hardware. What is Torque Overlay? Torque Overlay can add or subtract

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