power steering


Definition of power steering

: an automotive steering system with engine power used to amplify the torque applied at the steering wheel by the driver

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Photo: Toyota The Corolla’s six-speed gearbox is good and true, its pedals are close enough to heel-and-toe and the electric power steering isn’t just disqualifying awful. Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Fun New Corolla Hatchback Puts the Toy in Toyota," 3 Jan. 2019 Dealers will update the power steering software at no cost to owners. Fox News, "General Motors recalling over 1 million pickups and SUVs for steering problem," 13 Sep. 2018 Electric power steering points the driver in the right direction. John Scott Lewinski, Ars Technica, "Toyota goes beyond boring and beige with the 2018 C-HR crossover," 4 Sep. 2018 The standard equipment list included power steering, automatic transmission, two-mode rear dampers, radio, Connolly Vaumol leather trim, and fold-down rear back rest. Fox News, "1958 Bentley stolen by Saddam Hussein and destroyed in Iraq War restored in USA," 3 Aug. 2018 Nissan said the Altima's new dual-pinion electric power steering design enhances steering feel performance while reducing steering system noise. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Nissan's all-new 2019 Altima sedan to offer all-wheel-drive, turbo, ProPilot Assist," 30 Mar. 2018 The Hellcat Widebody gets standard electric power steering with selectable tuning for optimum handling and acceleration. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Demon Jr.: Challenger Hellcat Widebody's bigger tires pay big track dividends," 16 Apr. 2018 The 1959’s 302 engine and C4 transmission come from a 1973 Ford Mustang, which Moore installed in the early 1980s, and the 1976 AMC Pacer front end helps update the F-series panel truck with power steering and disc brakes. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "Patriotic Ford panel truck shines at Independence Day parades," 30 June 2018 A few weeks before that, Tesla recalled 123,000 Model S sedans built before April 2016, over concerns that bolts holding the power steering system together might fail. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Tesla Ramps Up Model 3 Production and Predicts Profits This Fall," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of power steering

1932, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of power steering

: a steering system in cars that uses power from the engine to make it easier to turn the steering wheel

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