Keeping You Awake Behind the Wheel

These devices are making it easier to fight drowsiness while driving.

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It’s not enough to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel — you’ve got to stay awake and alert when driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving accounts for more than 100,000 crashes and 1,550 fatalities each year.  Manufacturer-installed anti-driver-fatigue systems have been around a while: In 2007, Volvo introduced a forward-facing camera that gauged steering accuracy, and Mercedes-Benz began offering Attention...
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