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Kia Adds Picanto X-Line Edition To UK Lineup, Priced From £12,595 11
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AEB, Kia, Kia Picanto, prices, UK on 01 11th, 2018

Kia’s all-new Picanto X-Line goes on sale today, boasting SUV-inspired visuals and a 1.25-liter petrol engine.

The £12,595 price tag refers to the 1.25 petrol and five-speed manual pairing, whereas the four-speed automatic option is available for an additional £650.

In X-Line trim, the Picanto is longer, wider and taller than conventional city cars, and features rugged looks and an increased ground clearance, by approximately 15 mm (0.59 inches).

Lime green highlights on the grille and fog lamp surrounds help the Picanto X-Line stand out, as does the black cladding around the side sills and wheel arches. Meanwhile, the exterior door handles are finished in body color, while the twin exhaust outlets, 16″ alloys, shark-fin antenna and LED lights give the car a more aggressive look.

Inside, it has lime green stitching on the flat-bottomed steering wheel, gear lever and armrests, a 7″ touchscreen display with DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus faux leather upholstery, satin chrome interior door handles, stainless steel pedals with rubber inserts, cruise control, automatic air conditioning and keyless entry.

In addition, the Picanto X-Line is also fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as standard.

The 1.25-liter four-cylinder engine in the Picanto X-Line serves up 83 horses and 122 Nm (90 lb-ft) of torque, and was extensively re-engineered for the launch of the all-new Picanto last year.


Watch Volvo’s Automatic Braking System Save A Kid’s Life 16
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AEB, Offbeat News, Tech, video, VOLVO, Volvo Videos on 11 16th, 2017

Driving a new vehicle that’s equipped with the latest safety assistance systems could make a difference between life and death not only for its occupants, but for distracted pedestrians, too.

What you’re about to watch is a good example of how far technology has evolved over these last few years, in a scenario that’s unfortunately too common – a bus drops off a few kids, and two of them start running across the road without checking for traffic first.

The second kid manages to spot the oncoming semi just in time, but it appears that it’s already too late for the first child. However, this Volvo truck is equipped with an automatic emergency braking (AEB) system, in addition to other safety features, so it automatically applies the brakes.

Thanks to the safety technology, likely combined with the driver’s quick reaction time, the semi appears as if it almost defied the laws of physics, as it came to a complete stop in no time, saving a precious life during the process. Hats off to Volvo and the driver!


Tesla Disables Automatic Emergency Braking In Select Models 16
Posted by Brad Anderson in AEB, Electric Vehicles, Reports, Tech, Tesla, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X on 09 16th, 2017

Tesla has disabled the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system on a number of recently manufactured vehicles.
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VW Adds Autonomous Emergency Braking On All Of Its UK Vans 1
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AEB, Reports, Tech, UK, VW, VW Caddy, VW Crafter, VW Transporter on 06 1st, 2017

Driving a Volkswagen commercial vehicle will become safer from June 1, as all vans sold in the UK will be fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), as standard.
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