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Ford to start offering adaptive steering in 2015

The new technology is designed to make vehicles easier to manoeuvre at low speeds and in tight spaces. At higher speeds, the new technology will help make the vehicle more agile and fun to drive.

Adaptive steering cuts the number of turns the driver needs to make the steering wheel at low speed, making parking easier.

At higher speeds, the system gives a better steering response, resulting in smoother and more precise driving.

‘First and foremost, all Ford Motor Company products have to offer a great driving experience,’ said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. ‘This new steering technology can make any vehicle easier to manoeuvre and more fun to drive.’

The system was developed for production by Ford in collaboration with Takata, a leading supplier of automotive steering and safety systems and will be available on select vehicles beginning next year.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.