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Race for high-tech dominance on the road

New features take over tricky, tiresome driving situations; boon for companies supplying sensors, camera software

An onboard monitor shows other vehicles in Toyota Corp's self-driving technology "Mobility Teammate Concept" prototype car as it is driven hands-free on the Metropolitan Expressway in Tokyo.


AT THE recent Frankfurt Auto Show, Ford Motor Co unveiled a new feature that lets drivers pre-set their car to go at or just above the speed limit. In-car cameras and software read and react to road signs, speeding the car up or slowing it down.

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