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New smaller-size, higher-reliability, and lower-cost automotive sensors are currently widely available. These sensors include the following: front-facing and rear backup imaging cameras; front-facing and rear blind-spot scanning radars; front-facing scanning laser sensors; radar plus camera vision combined via sensor fusion. Enabled by these new sensor technologies and advances in automotive electronics, newly available control systems enhance vehicle safety and ease the driver's workload. The following safety control systems are described in this article: forward collision warning or braking; backup collision intervention (BCI); lane-departure warning (LDW) or prevention; pedestrian detection with full automatic braking; blind-zone alert; vehicle convoy or platooning; autonomous, automated-driving vehicles; rainstorm or snowstorm high visibility smart headlights.