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At the recent Frankfurt Auto Show, Ford Motor Co. unveiled a new feature that lets drivers preset their car to go at or just above the speed limit. In-car cameras and software read and react to road signs, speeding the car up or slowing it down.Shorter term, car companies want these features to make driving more convenient – and cars more profitable.BMW, Honda Motor Co., Hyundai Motor Co. and others have or will soon introduce similar features.Autopilot basically drives the car itself, but Tesla warns drivers not to relinquish control entirely.BMW's new flagship 7-Series sedan has a remote self-parking feature that allows the car to park itself with nobody inside.That same year, Japan's Big Three – Toyota, Nissan Motor Co. and Honda – are targeting the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games to launch and showcase cars that will largely handle themselves in city traffic, but not entirely.
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