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Firefighting Technology Roundup: Driverless Cars, Down Firefighter Transport, and More

By Mary Jane Dittmar DRIVERLESS CARS AND HEIGHTENED ROAD-SAFETY TECHNOLOGY UNVEILED AT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month consumers saw technologies from car manufacturers that included driverless automobiles and numerous safety features that would provide "a knowledgeable co-pilot for drivers." Audi's "driverless" car is able to avert accidents and included cameras that sound alarms if a driver falls asleep on autopilot mode. The vehicle was being tested on Nevada highways during the show. The model featured at the Las Vegas show switches from manual driving to autopilot mode with the pressing of a but...

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