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PROCON-TENProgrammed Contraction Tension (Audi cable-operated safety feature for pulling steering wheel away from driver in event of crash)
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These include the five-cylinder spark ignition engine, quattro permanent four-wheel drive, the procon-ten safety system, the fully galvanized all-steel body and lightweight aluminum construction with the Audi Space Frame, which celebrated its premiere at the 1993 IAA in a study of the Audi A8.
A little earlier, the company brought out its Procon-ten safety system which used pulleys to yank the steering wheel away from the driver's face and chest in a severe head-on collision.
Standard anti-lock braking and the clever Procon-Ten system - which pulls the steering wheel away from the driver while tensioning seatbelts in an accident - provide a safety package which is hard to beat.