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The satellite-guided printing presses of USA Today spit out a profile today on the driver-assistance technologies car companies are working on to protect the wallets lives of insurance company lawyers its buyers. You know the drill: cars that communicate with each other, warn drivers of impending doom, or even wrench the wheel away if a crash is imminent. Being driverly types, we're always worried that taking the common sense out of driving and replacing it with electronic "headgear" will actually lead to more accidents, possibly from bored drivers falling asleep at the wheel. We'll see.

Cars soon may 'talk' to roads, each other [USA Today]

Honda's On-Road Safety Lab: The ASV-3, in Business Week [internal]