NEWCASTLE, U.K. – Innovative driver-assistance systems could halve the death toll on roads across the world and ultimately approach the goal of “accident-free driving,” a team of DaimlerChrysler AG researchers say. The auto maker’s Germany-based research and technology division plans to spend about $25 million over the next 15 years to achieve its vision of accident-free driving. In 1999, 44,000 people were killed on roads across Europe and 41,000 in the U.S. "Over the ...

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