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  • Volvo Safety Concept Car

    Believe it or not, the 2012 Volvo C30 hatchback is essentially a 10 year old design. Several years before the C30 hit the streets, Volvo revealed a striking concept called the Safety Concept Car (SCC) to the motoring press in 2001, previewing several new technologies that would eventually be seen across the Volvo range and many other cars besides. Concept cars are revealed for many reasons - previewing the style of future vehicles, testing the water for new technology or simply to create a buzz at an auto show. The SCC did all three, but with Volvo's safety track record the SCC was a...

  • Czech DIY Active City Stop
    Video: Don't Have Active Stop Tech? Take The DIY Route

    The only trouble with flashy new technology is that it tends to be expensive. Manufacturers spend millions developing the latest infotainment and safety kit and they have to recoup their costs somehow. So what can Billy Joe Average do if he hasn't got the money to get a car with the latest safety...

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    MIT Smart Cars Predict Collisions

    We've seen cars with lane departure warnings and collision detection, but MIT is pushing the envelope with tech that can predict human driving patterns. The computerized intelligent transportation system (ITS) uses an algorithm created from modeled human driving to predict where human drivers are...

  • Traffic
    'Talking Car' Technology Could Reduce Accidents, Save Lives

    The first image that comes into your head when talking cars are mentioned is probably the smiling face of Lightning McQueen from the Disney Pixar film Cars, voiced by Owen Wilson. In reality though the concept of 'talking' cars is less fun-filled but a lot more useful and could save thousands of...

  • 2011 Infiniti EX
    2011 Infiniti EX Preview

    The 2011 Infiniti EX is coming into the latest model year with a few minor updates to keep it fresh in the eyes of luxury crossover buyers, especially with newcomers like the 2011 BMW X3 and the ever-popular Lexus RX on the prowl. The biggest changes are the introduction of a new seven-speed...

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