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Driving assist technology comes to cars near you

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General Motors, Ford, and other auto companies aren’t far behind Tesla when it comes to driver-assist technology. Only Tesla offers what it calls “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) as a beta program, for those who have paid up to $12,000 for that privilege.

Larry Majid (Gary Reyes/Mercury News)

Many of the auto companies that were the first to try this technology now have the ability to keep their cars in their lane on highways. In some cases, the driver doesn’t even need to be behind the wheel.