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Vauxhall offers glimpse of the future at Frankfurt

VAUXHALL has revealed the multi-media car of the future equipped with Night Vision - a hi-tech night-time driving aid. It also has an on-board PC with voice control allowing internet and e-mail access, individual information terminals with TV/video screens for front and rear seat passengers and state-of-the-art audio, navigation and mobile phone technology.

The visionary study of the on-road communications centre of the future will be shown by Vauxhall's sister company Opel at the Frankfurt International Motor Show later this month in the new Omega to be launched in the UK in the autumn. However, some features could be available as options in the near future.

Called the Omega V8.Com, the vehicle is a new Omega estate lengthened by 130mm and powered by the 5.7-litre V8 engine from the Corvette which will power the range-topping Omega in Europe next summer - although only left-hand-drive models will be available and they will not be coming to the UK. Other features include switches on the centre console and loudspeakers integrated into the head restraints for individual audio reception, video telephones with separate microphones and cameras for passengers.

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