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News To Know: Safety Features Take Center Stage

So I've already told you all about the Washington Auto Show and its new focus this year. Aside from economy and efficiency, safety features played a prominent role in this year's auto show. Many cars showed off some pretty high-tech gadgets designed to keep you safer on the road. Lexus showed vehicles which have adaptive cruise control to maintain a safe distance from the car ahead, the ability to park themselves, and a crash detection system that deploys the brakes automatically if it senses an imminent crash. Check it out:


The small Volvo SUV the XC60 also highlighted several new safety devices. This "cute ute" comes with items such as lasers and radar designed to identify objects and slow moving vehicles that could cause collisions. The XC60 also has blind spot sensors to prevent accidents while switching lanes and cameras to monitor the vehicle's surroundings and aid parking. It's a good looking little SUV too:

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