Continental will begin production of an automatic-braking and pedestrian-detection system for Mercedes early next year. The system will be the first unit offered by a major automaker in Europe to use a stereo camera to detect and prevent impacts with pedestrians and other obstacles on the road.
Mercedes expects demand for four-door luxury cars with coupe styling will grow in the coming years and the brand is aiming for a larger share of the niche with the introduction of the CLS Shooting Brake.
Citroen is offering a new variation of car-sharing that it hopes will improve the brand's recognition among younger buyers and boost new-car sales. The French company's Multicity program enables Citroen owners to rent their vehicles to other people.