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Buckle Up For belt Bags

23 Mar, 2005

Is this the end for front airbags? A new device that turns ordinary seatbelts into miniature safety nets could see them abandoned.

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'Self-healing' Paint On Way!

23 Mar, 2005

At this time of year, you've got to watch out for April Fool's Day stories - but we can assure you that this isn't one of them. Scientists really have invented paint which heals itself after it's been scratched.

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StreetCar Aims To Kick Out The Jams

23 Mar, 2005

This is the latest attempt to get drivers to swap to public transport. A cross between a bus and a tram, the service is to be known as FTR - short for future - and the vehicle is called the StreetCar.

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Snaps

23 Mar, 2005

Computer giant Microsoft is developing a mobile phone that lets you lie in if roads are jam-free. The link to traffic website means alarm resets itself if no delays. It's called SmartPhlow and is being tested in US now.

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Technicolor Dream Coats

23 Mar, 2005

Weird colours to make people look twice at a car will get more popular, it's been claimed.

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Thieves Tune In To Focus Stereo

23 Mar, 2005

Car stereo theft has reared its ugly head again - and it's all because owners of the previous-generation Ford Focus aren't bothering to remove the security panel on their head unit.

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Big Merc's A Big Deal In Big Apple

23 Mar, 2005

Soon Mercedes will need its own A-to-Z. Another letter has been added to the firm's line-up thanks to its new R-Class.