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This paper presents the design and the practical implementation of vehicle steering assistance that helps the driver avoid unintended lane departure. A switching strategy is built to govern the driver-assistance interaction, and the resulting hybrid system is formalized as an input/output (I/O) hybrid automaton. Composite Lyapunov functions, polyhedral-like invariant sets, and linear matrix inequality (LMI) methods constitute the heart of the approach used to design the lane-departure avoidance (LDA) system. The practical implementation of this steering assistance in a prototype vehicle confirms the effectiveness of this approach.