Drivers staying behind the wheel longer

New safety features such as active braking and blind-spot warnings are letting older drivers stay behind the wheel longer and compelling them to trade up to newer models. Active braking has started to come standard on many vehicles, alongside blind-spot warnings and sensors that keep cars from drifting out of a lane. By May 2018, backup cameras will be a requirement on all new cars in the U.S.

American seniors have never been healthier or wealthier. At the same time, cars have never been crammed with more features to safeguard drivers with fuzzier vision, slower reactions and stiffer necks. Those forces have created a powerful economic engine for car manufacturers. 

To read the entire Seattle Times article, visit this link: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/technology/how-older-drivers-became-the-future-of-auto-industry/

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