This week I made my annual pilgrimage to Gadget Show Live in Birmingham.
Hosted across seven cavernous halls of the NEC, the show brings together the big technology manufacturers, distributors and retailers to show off their latest wares.
Volkswagen was on hand to demonstrate the Up, a new compact car that is virtually crash-proof around town. Using laser vision, it automatically applies the brakes when it detects an imminent collision at anything up to 19mph.
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