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Ford Co-Pilot360 active safety equipment to be standard on all models

From the Focus and EcoSport on up to the F-150

Nearly every mainstream automaker is introducing a base active safety suite across its lineup. At an event in Dearborn, Ford announced it's rolling out Co-Pilot360, its name for driver-assist technologies that will be standard on all new passenger cars, SUVs and trucks up to the F-150, including the upcoming Ford Bronco and Ranger. It also plans to add even more technologies over the next few years.

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2013 Subaru models to see with optional EyeSight safety system

Trickle-down technology is how four-wheel anti-lock braking systems went from their production debut on a 1978 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to being standard equipment across the board for all vehicles on the road today. It also explains how advanced technologies like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision auto-braking and, to a lesser extent, lane departure warning, has made its way down the funnel to Subaru's mainstream sedans, the

BMW and Volkswagen demonstrating safety technology for AKTIV project in Germany

This week BMW and Volkswagen are demonstrating the results of their work on the four-year German government funded Adaptive and Cooperative Technologies for Intelligent Traffic (AKTIV) project. AKTIV includes a group of German automakers, suppliers and communications companies to develop and test systems that will improve traffic flow, safety and fuel efficiency.

Ford's new active safety initiative hits the street (signs) [w/VIDEO]

Follow the jump for a video demonstrating the Smart Intersection

Stability control could become required by law

This week lawmakers will be proposing that stability-control systems be federally mandated for all new vehicles sold in the U.S. USA Today reports that comments will be taken for 90 days on the proposal and if approved a final rule could be issued as early as next year with a phase-in period to allow automakers enough time to disseminate the technology across their entire line ups.