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That sounds scary, but it's true. Somewhat. Mercedes-Benz has tapped the former Formula 1 driver to help develop some of its future driving aides and things to stop drivers from crashing really expensive cars.
A whopping 3.3 million Hondas, Nissans, Toyotas and Mazdas are being recalled due to a minor little glitch in which the passenger-side airbags send shrapnel flying into the cabin. Doesn't that sound fun?