Ford Cars’ Steering Problems Probed by NHTSA

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The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has started probing into complaints that it has received about the sudden failure of power-assisted steering in three midsized cars from Ford.

The investigation covers around 938,000 Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion vehicles belonging to 2010-2012 model years and 2010-2011 Mercury Milan cars. As per a class-action court case registered in June, the issue could be more intense in Ford models.

Ford to Use Aluminum Extensively on its Next Generation Super Duty Pickups

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Ford is improving its heavy duty trucks. Following several months of reports spy photographers and rumors, the automaker has confirmed that the next-gen F-Series Super Duty pickups will sport aluminum bodywork similar to 2015 F-150.

The proclamation made by Ford was part of presentation of its 2020 Vision to investors, which also forecasted its overall sales to raise 45%-55% internationally within 2020.

The automaker did not detail as to the quantity of aluminum that will be utilized on these trucks or when customers can get to see these changes, though several industry experts anticipate them to be seen in the 2017 model year.

BMW Takes Its Self Driving Cars to China

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BMW’s autonomous driving technology heads to the streets of Shanghai and Beijing with the hopes of building its unique features for the drivers of China.

The self driving cars from the luxury automaker have already driven several thousands of miles on the European streets and have autonomously defeated the most challenging racetrack of the world- Nurburgring. At present, following 5 years of strenuous research, testing and development is right on its home lawn as the BMW is partnering with the largest search engine of China- Baidu to begin testing these self driving cars on the freeways of China.

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