Volvo was a pioneer of what it called BLIS lights, which were blind-spot indicators located next to the front side pillars. They appeared in the 2010 Volvo S60 sedan( Leroy Burnell/postandcourier.com).
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A concept car built in China and displayed at Beijing Auto China 2010 showed off a futuristic interior with touch-pad buttons. Touch-pad controls are a popular feature in new cars, according to a survey by Swapalease.com (AP Photo).