the banker said. ZF declined to comment for this story. The acquisition of Livonia, Michigan-based TRW, which makes airbags , electronics, and electronic sensors, by ZF, itself a major provider of steering systems and drivetrains, will create
sensitive windshield wipers and a set of toggle switches to adjust the driving mode electronically. The Mustang has eight airbags , double the number in the previous Mustang, Pericak said. Among those is a new knee airbag for the front passenger. Ford
defective switches can too easily slip out of the "run" position, cutting power steering and brake assist, and causing airbags to fail in a crash. When Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said GM's failures were "because they were incompetent, not because
investigations into Cobalt crashes in which front airbags failed to deploy, but still failed to ..... including GM's ignition switches, faulty airbags from supplier Takata and others. Senators ..... engineers had investigated and determined the airbags should have deployed. GM faces numerous
recalled 2.6 million vehicles because of the risk the switches could unexpectedly turn off engines during operation and disable airbags . Today's hearing, chaired by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is focusing on whether NHTSA is effectively implementing
discuss the deal Denner said Bosch hopes to complete the acquisition of by early 2015. TRW, based in Livonia, Michigan, makes airbags , electronics, and braking and steering equipment for cars globally and sells to nearly all major automakers including Ford
short of confirming the deal was a prerequisite to a broader combination with TRW. TRW, based in Livonia, Michigan, makes airbags , electronics, and braking and steering equipment for cars globally and sells to nearly all major automakers including Ford
DETROIT andmdash; The heavily hyped, highly anticipated era of the self-driving car is closer than you think andmdash; and as far off as ever. Within a month or two, showrooms will welcome the first of a parade of new mainstream models that can be equipped with advanced safety technologies that ...
DETROIT -- General Motors is issuing two more recalls, both on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette, according to stop-delivery orders sent to dealers today. The recalls, GM's first in more than a month, bring its total number for the year to 67. They cover problems with airbags and parking brake cables on ...
today. An incorrectly installed piece of trim on the vehicle's center pillar could interfere with the deployment of the side airbags in a crash, according to Toyota Motor Sales USA. Toyota said it is not aware of any injuries or fatalities related to the
are numerous examples of automakers using customer-satisfaction campaigns for defects in steering systems, headlights, airbags and other components that might contribute to injuries or deaths. "Automakers compete vigorously with one another to provide
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Toyota Division plans to adopt accident-avoidance features throughout its U.S. lineup by 2017, said Bill Fay, Toyota Division's general manager. The division would start the rollout in the 2015 model year, he said last week at a media event here. Fay was vague on details but
SAN FRANCISCO -- Over the past half century, the principal drivers of change in the automobile industry were safety, fuel efficiency and environmental imperatives. Yet none of these engines was potent enough to challenge the industry's basic business model. The next epoch could be different. The ...
thousand remaining 2014 Chrysler 200s in inventory. At Fiat, a full-month stop-sale order caused by a recall on the knee airbags of the 500L limited sales of the five-door hatchback to just 33 units in August. Fiat brand sales fell 20 percent in the
as most cars lack basic safety features such as antilock brakes. The Volkswagen Polo is the first car in its class to offer airbags as standard equipment in all trim lines. "If some of those safety norms were to come, the European manufacturers could find
Cushion Restraint System and although it took a long time to get airbags into cars, GM had test vehicles from Buick and Oldsmobile ..... owned a Buick and an Oldsmobile that were both equipped with airbags and lap belts, no three-pointed belts. Dollie was an inspiration
billion of assets, mainly in Chinese companies, Bloomberg reported. KSS, which produces a variety of components such as airbags , seat belts and steering wheels, employs 8,500 people worldwide and 250 in Southeast Michigan. Its products are used on
front-wheel drive chassis layout as the on-Do. The mi-Do's safety features include driver and front-seat passenger airbags and ABS. The model includes heated seats and door mirrors as standard options. It will be sold with an 87-hp1.6-liter
Toronado, rolled off the production line in 1973 at a plant in Lansing, Mich. She had reportedly inspired research into airbags when she complained of having to use a seat belt while wearing a fur coat in a car with her husband in the 1960s. Ed Cole
up the Outback's safety features with a standard rearview camera and a rollover sensor that activates the side-curtain airbags . Higher trim levels will get a rear vehicle-detection system, blind-spot detection, lane-change assist, a rear cross