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Tire Pressure Checks
Safety innovations make cars smarter
Safety innovations make cars smarter

This story contains corrected material. Active head restraints, adaptive cruise control, antilock brakes, backover warning devices, breathalyzer ignition locks, daytime running lights, fatigue warning methods, lane departure warning systems, roof strengthening for rollover prevention, smarter seat belts, telematics, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, and even driverless pod cars and automated highways are concepts and innovations that could make taking the wheel less dangerous. A brief look at some of these devices follows. Active head restraints Sophisticated test dummies with realistic spines and necks have been developed to test head-restraint systems. Active head restraints...