Smart Woman - Car Tech: Making Driving Better

Published 05/14 2013 04:55AM

Updated 05/30 2013 04:00PM

The U.S. has the highest vehicle-to-person ratio in the world with 239.8 million vehicles.

People rely on their cars every day, and some new high-tech additions could improve the driving experience.

Car manufacturers are always trying to make a better product.  One new safety technology is inflatable seat belts. The belts act as an airbag and can prevent "seat belt syndrome," where organs, muscles, and spines are injured by the belt in severe crashes. First offered in Ford's 2011 explorers, now other companies plan to add the option. 

Don't like driving at all? Well, a car driven by a computer is in the works. It is meant to cut out human error and allow for a more relaxed driving experience, but the technology is not yet finished, so self-driven cars won't be seen on the market for a while longer.

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