audidtm_tomczyk02On its 84th and last outing, the Audi A4 ended its eight-year career in DTM the best way possible it knows how: capturing both the driver's and team's championship for Martin Tomczyk and the Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline in Hockenheim Ring, Germany. Since 2004, the A4 has clinched five out of eight championship titles, 44 pole positions, 31 fastest laps, and 34 race victories - a record that the A5 DTM will have to step up to in 2012. 
 
"You can’t really wish for more than this,” commented Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Motorsport. "It’s truly been a perfect year for Audi.”
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Volvo's emergency brake assist system recently topped the comparison test done by the ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club e.V.), Europe's largest automobile club. Besting the Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS, BMW 530, VW Passat, and Infiniti M37, the Volvo V60 was the only car to achieve a “very good” rating during an evaluation of each model's emergency brake assist systems performance in different collision situations. 
 
The ADAC tested each system in various traffic scenarios: collision with a vehicle traveling at low speed, collision with a braking vehicle, collision with a vehicle that has come to a stop, and collision with a stationary vehicle. Results show that both Volvo's City Safety and “Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection” systems allowed the V60 to automatically avoid the collision or decelerated it so that the impact velocity was massively reduced. With both systems receiving a “very good” rating, ADAC's testers praised the emphasis on accident avoidance in Volvo's system, which included a warning tone and LED's projected into the windscreen that alerts the driver of the imminent danger. 
Published in Road Safety