RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Today's last word in business is drowsy driving. Tired drivers are blamed for something like 100,000 car accidents in the U.S. each year. Next spring, Mercedes will offer a possible solution - Attention Assist, a drowsy driver detection system. It monitors the driver's speed, steering wheel movements, and braking for signs of exhaustion. If you seem to be dozing, you'll be jolted awake by a loud beeping. At the same time a little icon of a steaming cup of coffee appears, all of which alert the driver to get in gear. That's the business news on Morning Edition. From NPR News, I'm Renee Montagne. ..COST: $00.00

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