International Auto Show Begins Run At Convention Center

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More than 300 new cars will gleam and glisten this weekend at the 2010 Columbus International Auto Show.

The event begins Thursday at noon inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Car companies are not only showing off their newest models, but also working to prove to customers that their vehicles are safe, 10TV's Patrick Bell reported.

Among the features up for viewing:  rear-view cameras, lane-detection systems and even an adaptive cruise control feature that slows your car down automatically if you come up on another vehicle too quickly.

In addition to safety features, new fuel regulations designed to give consumers more bang for their buck will be on display.

One of the biggest draws of the show is the debut of the 2011 Ford Mustang, Bell reported.

Recent Ohio State graduate and Ford engineer Adam Christian said the new Mustang offers customers the benefits of good muscle and good gas mileage.

"It's great because it's a no compromise thing," he said.  "It used to be if you wanted performance, you had to pay extra fuel costs plus a gas guzzler tax.  Now we're giving the customer both.  And it's also very important for new regulations to keep the fuel economy up for the whole company."

The auto show runs through Sunday.

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