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Safer cars? Keep the driver, but have him do less

Aiming for accident-free driving, carmakers try out technical features that will make vehicles costlier

To overcome complaints of intrusive technology, the key seems to be ensuring humans remain in charge of the vehicle, but equipped with good information and features that correct the errors they make.


AS millions of cars are under recall for potentially lethal air bags, designers are trying to reduce the need for the device - using sensors, radar, cameras and lasers to prevent collisions in the first place.

With driver error blamed for over 90 per cent of road...