HANNOVER, Germany — For the past few years, the industry has buzzed about the “3-liter” car: a vehicle that achieves fuel economy of 3L per 100 km (78 mpg). Now Continental AG wants the industry to talk about a “30-meter” car: a vehicle that brakes from 62 mph (100 km/h) in 98 ft. (30 m). Once known primarily as a tiremaker, Continental plans to take full advantage of its new brake, chassis and tire technology in introducing the 30-meter car. The best compact cars, says Continental, ...

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