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May 14, 2012

Top Life-Saving Auto Tech

Good news America, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that highway deaths are at an all-time low. While there are a number of reasons for this happy drop, from tougher laws and fewer young drivers, perhaps the greatest cause is the spread of life-saving car safety technology.

Some of the newest and most effective safety features are rearview cameras, lane departure warning systems, forward collision warning systems and adaptive headlights.

This year, the camera is offered on 223 models. The NHTSA is recommending that all new cars carry the cameras as standard equipment by 2014. The lane departure warning systems are called by some experts to be the feature that is most likely to save lives. The forward collision warning system uses radar sensors, loud signals, and an adaptive smart cruise control to keep a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you. The special headlights turn as your vehicle turns to give you a well-lit view of where you are headed, as depicted in this BMW adaptive headlight video.

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