TOKYO -- Imagine trying to merge onto a particularly tricky stretch of expressway where visibility is next to zero. You can't see behind you because of buildings or trees, but suddenly an alarm goes off warning that another car is approaching fast from your left. Accident averted.
Toyota Motor Corp. is rolling out an onboard safety system that does just that. It will be offered first in a car for Japan that Toyota didn't identify but said would arrive "soon."
The technology alerts drivers in real time to unseen hazards such as tight curves, merging traffic … Read more