May 17, 2013

Auto Briefs

Concept car: GLA headlights double as projectors

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(Mercedes-Benz)

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLA
The compact SUV shown at the Shanghai auto show in April strives for a sporty, coupe-like look. Its four-cylinder turbocharged engine is rated at 208 horsepower. Headlamps feature laser technology that can do double duty as projectors able to show pictures or video from a smartphone, Internet or hard drive. The air vents in the dashboard and rear change color — white, blue or red — according to the interior temperature set. Besides being able to record the action on the road, two cameras housed in the front roof rail can be removed and, for example, fitted to a mountain bike helmet.
NWautos staff

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