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Twenty carmakers commit to automatic emergency braking as standard

We may still be some way off having fully autonomous cars to drive us around, but many of today's cars already have semi-autonomous driver assistance features, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB). Indeed, 20 carmakers have just committed to making AEB standard on new cars in the US by 2022.Read More

Chevrolet pitches 640-hp Camaro ZL1 as ultimate all-round pony car

As muscle cars move away from their unrefined past in search of broader appeal and better handling, the number of choices facing prospective buyers continues to grow. People keen on the Chevrolet Camaro already have to decide between four, six and eight cylinder options, but the decision just became more difficult with the addition of the 640 hp, supercharged ZL1 - a car designed to be the perfect all-rounder for fans of powerful pony cars. Read More

Toyota finally heeds call for more power with updated 86

Toyota and Subaru won the hearts of many drivers with their pure-handling, well-priced BRZ and GT 86 coupes in 2012. But there's always been one thing holding Toyota's offering back from reasonably-priced perfection – a lack of power. The automaker has addressed this with a mild update to the formula which includes a small power and torque bump, along with some revisions to the car's styling.Read More

Mercedes-AMG halfway house grows to include GLC 43 mid-size SUV

Mercedes has been taking full advantage of AMG's tuning capabilities since it took a controlling interest in the brand in 1990, but it's taken until 2016 for the German giant to fully harvest the marketing potential of Affalterbach's work. The release of the GLC 43 4MATIC continues the rollout of less powerful AMG cars that trade on the tuning house's performance credibility, but don't offer the full-fat V8 experience it's famous for.Read More

Aston Martin to team with Red Bull Racing to create "ground-breaking" hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have announced they will be working together on a new hypercar project. Details about the AM-RB 001 are thin on the ground at the moment, but we do know it will be Aston Martin's first mid-engined car and, if the brand's claims are to be believed, should clock an F1-aping laptime around Silverstone. Gizmag was at the launch of the partnership in Melbourne to chat with Red Bull's legendary Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey, as well as Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman. Read More

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