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By Dee-Ann Durbin
AP Auto Writer 

Old car, new tricks: Adding safety tech to an older car

 

April 27, 2017



DETROIT (AP) — Old cars can learn new tricks.

For a few hundred dollars, drivers can add new safety technology — like forward collision warning systems or backup cameras — to older cars.

Cars are lasting longer than ever thanks to improving quality. The average U.S. vehicle is now 11.6 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Markit.

But that means millions of car owners are missing out on technology that could potentially save their lives. Forward collision warning systems, for example, can reduce the risk of a crash by 27 percent, according to the Insurance Institute for High...



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