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Distracting Electronics

Today's cars are all about electronics. And sometimes it seems that carmakers are more interested in entertaining drivers than helping them drive more safely.
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Today's cars are all about electronics. And sometimes it seems that carmakers are more interested in entertaining drivers than helping them drive more safely. Not so, says AutoBeat Group Publisher Bill Hampton. He points to a new wave of electronics countermeasures: systems that steering you back into your lane or hit the brakes if you're not paying attention to that slowing car ahead.

These important safety features may be just what drivers need to keep them and the rest of us safe amid the distractions of the latest gotta-have infotainment features, according to Hampton.

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