Tech and the older driver

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Some day not too far down the road, 80-yearolds won’t have to worry about re­new­ing their li­cence ev­ery two years. In­stead, they’ll sim­ply get into a self-driv­ing ve­hi­cle, punch in their desti­na­tion and let the car do the rest. Man­u­fac­tur­ers like Volvo, Tesla, Fiat-Chrysler and BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Toy­ota and Volk­swa­gen are work­ing on con­cepts for driver­less ve­hi­cles. And tech gi­ants like In­tel, Google and Ap­ple are vy­ing to be the first to per­fect self-driv­ing tech­nol­ogy. Then there’s Uber, which, this past Au­gust, tested two driver­less cars on the streets of Toronto. De­spite the rapid progress, it will be at least a decade be­fore we iron out soft­ware flaws plus more time to im­ple­ment leg­is­la­tion and in­sur­ance reg­u­la­tions. Un­til then, new cars of­fer mul­ti­ple safety fea­tures that make the chore of driv­ing that much eas­ier. These in­clude par­al­lel park­ing as­sis­tance, col­li­sion warn­ing sys­tems, drowsi­ness alerts, back-up cam­eras, blind-spot sen­sors and adap­tive head­lights for night driv­ing.

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