Valeo's Cruise4U autonomous vehicle has completed 24 hours on the Paris beltway. The car logged a total of 766km, the equivalent of driving around Paris more than 20 times, and nearly 99% of the distance and time was completed in autonomous mode, not counting breaks and changeovers.
Based on its position of strength as an OEM and first tier supplier, NSK is announcing its entry into the Independent Automotive Aftermarket (IAM). In order to help the company gain market share as quickly as possible, NSK has developed a carefully structured aftermarket approach strategy that will also ensure its partners and garage owners become more profitable, efficient and effective.
This bulletin applies to 2011 Mazda 2 vehicles. Some customers may complain about a slight clunk, bang or jolt from the front of the vehicle after starting the engine and as the vehicle first begins to move forward.
For drivers of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, spare batteries, power banks and cable clutter for smart devices are a thing of the past: The Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal (MFST) from the international technology company Continental is making its debut in the automobile manufacturer's current model. A key functionality: the new terminal allows drivers to wirelessly charge their smartphone and operate a range of device functions in the vehicle safely and conveniently.
Here in the cavernous sled lab, staff work intensively over the cab section of a pickup truck. Window glass has been removed and the windshield has been replaced by plexiglass, but the interior is present, and a crash test dummy is belted into the seat. Angelo Adler is Senior Manager Systems Engineering at ZF TRW’s Occupant Safety Systems (OSS) test center in Washington Township, Michigan. He says it takes about twice as long to correctly set up a test event as it does to analyze the immense amount of data that is generated. Firing mechanisms, lighting and dummy test circuits all must be checked for accuracy, timing and functionality.
Some 2009-2013 Mazda6 vehicles may exhibit an unusual humming noise from the front wheel bearings. This may be caused by muddy water entering the wheel bearing(s), causing the bearing(s) to rust. A new bearing seal design has been improved to eliminate this concern.
Champion Brands LLC reports its Champion Oil brand is launching two new diesel engine oils at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show going on now in Las Vegas. Champion’s Blue Flame Synthetic Blend API FA-4 and CK-4 series oils will be a direct replacement for the current API CJ-4 diesel engine oil specification.
Building on its experience in available driver-assist technologies, Ford Motor Company is expanding its offerings with a range of next-generation features designed to ease parking hassles, improve collision avoidance, detect objects in the road and prevent wrong-way driving.