Spring 2014

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toolkit: Brave New World High-tech changes are coming faster than ever in the auto industry SenSor overload It's here: Driving is safer than ever with collision-avoidance technologies like auto- braking, forward-collision warning, lane- departure prevention, blind-spot detection and adaptive headlights. It all works thanks to laser, radar and camera sensors. It's coming: Google gets all the ink for its experiments with a driverless car. Three U.S. states have legalized their testing on public roads and the mini-fleet has racked up half-a- million accident-free kilometres. Large-scale testing is set for Sweden in 2017, with 100 vehicles taking to the streets sans pilot. (See sidebar on local research.) 38 W e S t W o r l d >> S p R I n G 2 0 1 4 Ford Motor Company, (top right) Jeff Swensen/Google Inc. p38-39_Toolkit.indd 39 14-01-29 11:15 AM

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