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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

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The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show in G550 form. Completely redeveloped and fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine offering 427ps and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm to 4,750rpm, despite near-identical looks to its predecessor plenty has changed for the Mercedes-Benz SUV.


Ford’s F150 pickup gets its first diesel motor

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Developed by the powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine for super duty trucks, the all-new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke unit promises 250ps, 440 lb-ft of torque, and an anticipated 5175kg of towing capacity.


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Honda develops city brake technology

Honda has developed a new accident avoidance support system called City-Brake Active.

The City-Brake Active system operates when the vehicle is travelling at speeds of approximately less than 18mph. It uses a laser radar installed in the upper part of the windscreen to detect when a collision is imminent. If the system identifies a high risk of collision – the accuracy of which is dependent on driving and weather conditions – it will issue audio and visual warnings to the driver. If the driver does not take action to avoid the collision then the system will automatically apply the brakes.

The system also protects drivers from accidental acceleration at speeds of approximately less than 6mph or from standstill. If the system determines that the driver has pressed too hard on the accelerator pedal, for example by mistakenly stepping on the accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal, when there is another vehicle within approximately 4m of the front of the vehicle, the driver will receive audio and visual warnings and the City-Brake Active system will control engine output to restrict the vehicle from moving forward.

Honda will first introduce the City-Brake Active system on the all-new Honda Fit, which will go on sale in Japan later this year. The introduction of this new technology to Honda models in Europe has yet to be confirmed.

3 April 2013


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