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Autoliv emergency brake exerts 15,000 newtons of force to stop your car

Autoliv emergency brake exerts 15,000 newtons of force to stop your car

Back in the day, the parking brake was known as the emergency brake. I grew up thinking that if you really needed to stop, you cranked that handle up to get the car stopped. After driving for a few years, I realized that locking up the wheels is the best way to lose control of the car, which is why we have anti-lock brakes. The challenge in preventing accidents with other cars and pedestrians is not only to get the brakes activated more quickly, but also to get the brakes themselves to function better.

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2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty truck packs 900 lb-ft of torque

2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty truck packs 900 lb-ft of torque

Ram has announced an updated version of its popular 2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup truck. The new updated version is now the most powerful truck in its class and has the highest towing and payload capacity. The 2016 Ram HD truck has 900 lb-ft of torque from its big 6.7L Cummins diesel engine. Ram says that this is the most torque ever offered in a mass produced vehicle.

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Hyundai patent outlines speed bump detection system

Hyundai patent outlines speed bump detection system

I'd wager at one time or another most of us have seen cars that have been customized by their owners or are so low from the factory that speed bumps can be a big issue. Even more annoying are larger speed bumps that are the same color as the road around them allowing them to blend into the surroundings to the point that many people hit them at full speed simply because they don’t see them.

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Koenigsegg One:1 decimates all in 0-300km/h-0 test

Koenigsegg One:1 decimates all in 0-300km/h-0 test

Of all the exotic sports cars in the world, the most exotic in my mind is the Koenigsegg One:1. This is a hypercar in every sense of the word packing 1340hp under the hood with a curb weight of 1340kg. That gives the car a power to weight ratio of 1:1, which is where the name comes from. The 1:1 power to weight ratio doesn't quite work here in the states where the 1340kg weight comes out to a bit under 3000 pounds.

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2016 Mercedes GLC rolls out packing 2.0L turbo four

2016 Mercedes GLC rolls out packing 2.0L turbo four

Mercedes has unveiled its second-generation compact crossover SUV called the GLC. This car is the successor to the GLK crossover SUV and it’s a big update to that former model. The GLC is all new on the inside and out with lots of leather, wood, and aluminum covering the interior. The GLC is stretched by 4.5 inches in length compared to the GLK.

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Range Rover 4×4 gets remote steering for off-road and tight parking spaces

Range Rover 4×4 gets remote steering for off-road and tight parking spaces

The vast majority of people who purchase a Range Rover will never take the capable 4x4 vehicle off-road. Range Rovers are designed to make their way over just about any off-road terrain and on the off chance they do end up off-road, sometimes you need a spotter so you don’t end up stuck or damaging the vehicle. Range Rover has unveiled some cool remote control technology that will allow the driver to control the vehicle from their smartphone.

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2016 VW Jetta GLI is a sedan version of the Golf GTI

2016 VW Jetta GLI is a sedan version of the Golf GTI

If you only see the front of the 2016 VW Jetta GLI, you might think you are looking at the popular little hatchback Golf GTI sports car. There is good reason for the resemblance between the two, the 2016 Jetta GLI is the sedan version of that popular VW hot hatch. Power under the hood of the 2016 Jetta GLI comes from the same 2.0L TSI turbo engine the Golf GTI rocks.

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