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What if we could reduce driver distraction before ever putting a key in the ignition? That’s the question Toyota tries to answer with the Driver Awareness Research Vehicle (DAR-V) that it unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. “At Toyota, our focus is not only on protecting people in case of an accident, but […]

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Volkswagen will celebrate the U.S. debut of the hybrid CrossBlue Coupé concept at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The CrossBlue Coupé has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that Volkswagen describes both as fuel-efficient and sporty. A turbocharged direct-injection (TSI) V6 gasoline engine works with two electric motors to produce up to 415 horsepower. VW said […]

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Would you like your car to see around the corner to determine whether there’s a pedestrian or bicyclist in the road? Or perhaps it could notify you when an emergency vehicle is approaching? This technology already exists and many car companies, including Toyota, are testing it for future implementation. Using dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) technology, […]

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