Get Ready for Smart Cars, Smart Roads

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High-tech cars and roads promise to relieve traf­fic, low­er costs, and improve safe­ty. Cars will soon “talk” to each oth­er, smart traf­fic lights, and the high­way. Smart car tech­nol­o­gy can keep a dri­ver from mak­ing sim­ple mis­takes that all too often are fatal. Begin­ning in 2009, elec­tron­ic sta­bil­i­ty con­trol in which a com­put­er con­trols the brak­ing on each wheel inde­pen­dent­ly to help pre­vent spin­outs and rollovers will be required on vehi­cles.