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Both Honda and Toyota have been toying with laser-based Active Cruise Control systems for over a decade now, while the German luxury car makers have offered more expensive radar-based gizmos for almost as long. The premise of both is that an electronic copilot keeps an eye on the road ahead maintaining a safe distance from the car in front, even slamming the brakes at the last moment in an emergency should the driver fail to react.


Click above for high-res gallery of Colin McRae's tribute


Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lexus LF-A concept.


var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/20_mile_long_convoy_to_celebrate_life_of_Colin_McRae'; The picture at right was taken a just a day after the rally legend was killed in a tragic helicopter crash near his home in Lanarkshire. Without prompting, rally fans from across the UK drove to Scotland to hold a memorial in the McRaes' hometown, which quickly filled up with Subarus, most of them WR blue.


Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Subaru Exiga.

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