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October 15, 2013
Overview of the Pre-collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian-avoidance Steer Assist

Overview of the Pre-collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian-avoidance Steer Assist

From The Car Connection:

Toyota's Pedestrian Detection System: Can It Fix Toyota's Image Problem?

Last week, Prius owners sued Toyota over its pricey pre-collision safety system -- a system dubbed such a complete flop that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety won't even bother rating it. Coincidentally, Toyota also made two announcements last week intended to rebuild its reputation for safety.

2013-2014 Toyota Camry, 2013 Avalon, 2014 Corolla Recalled

Toyota is recalling several conventional and hybrid vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. The official list includes the 2013-2014 Camry and Camry Hybrid; the 2013 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid; and the 2014 Corolla. 

2014 BMW X5 Review

The 2014 BMW X5 isn't radically reformed, and it didn't need to be. A huge profit-making machine for the German automaker, the South Carolina-built X5 is also a dynamically, aesthetically pleasing piece with enough on-road happy-making gear and off-road-capable equipment to justify its rather plump sticker price.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

From Motor Authority:

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Laps The ‘Ring In 7:37.47: Video

In developing the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, engineers were almost entirely focused on track capability, and it appears their endevors have paid off as the car has now lapped Germany’s Nürburgring, one of the toughest tracks on the planet, in a time of  7:37.47.

2015 Ford Mustang Rendered

Is this computer-generated rendering representative of the final design for the 2015 Ford Mustang? Possibly. The lines do align nicely with what we’ve seen in previous spy shots, suggesting that the 2015 Mustang will maintain the current car’s classic styling cues but combine them into a shape that’s modern and sleek.

BMW Launches New M Performance Parts For The M5 And M6

BMW’s M Performance range of go-fast parts and accessories aren’t designed strictly for BMW’s regular models, but can also be used to enhance the automaker’s dedicated M cars. In fact, BMW first used the M3 to test the waters with its new M Performance branding and now it’s expanding it to the M5 and M6 models.

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

From Green Car Reports:

Latest Tesla Model X Prototype Shown At Palo Alto Store Opening

Hundreds of owners and fans alike turned up for the opening of a new Tesla Store in Palo Alto, California, this past Saturday. They weren't all there just to see the store, though. Many focused on the store's centerpiece--the latest prototype of the Tesla Model X crossover, the next car in Tesla Motors' product plans.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: 40-MPG Minicar Gas Mileage Test

Do you miss your old three-cylinder Geo Metro? If so, Mitsubishi has a new car just for you. The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage five-door hatchback minicar has the highest fuel-economy rating of any non-hybrid on the market.

What Do You Want To Know About The 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car?

The 2014 BMW i3 electric car is one of the most radical new vehicles on the planet. And the innovation comes in many different facets of the car.


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