Technology that prevents rear-end collisions could eliminate 4000 accidents per year across the EU if just 3% of cars had it by 2010. Technology that helps you stay in lane, or to overtake, could prevent 1500 accidents per year if only 0.6% of cars had it by 2010. And technology that wakens drowsy drivers could help prevent 30% of fatal motorway crashes and 9% of all fatal accidents. So says the European Commission, in a new drive to accelerate car buyers’ take-up of smarter, safer and cleaner technologies, launched on 21 February.

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