pedestrian-detection

Ford beefs up its safety tech with new collision avoidance, adaptive headlights, and more
Ford beefs up its safety tech with new collision avoidance, adaptive headlights, and more

Last week, Ford showed off its new, predictive pedestrian detection system, which is slated to debut on the 2017 Ford Fusion. But that's not the only safety technology that Ford's been working on. The automaker has unveiled a host of high-tech features that will soon appear on Ford vehicles...Read More»

Distracted pedestrian, walking and texting
Ford's pedestrian detection system knows where you're walking, even when you don't

If you own a mobile phone--especially a smartphone--you may have noticed some changes in yourself the past few years. Maybe you've begun communicating exclusively in emoji. Maybe you've become incapable of interacting with non-touchscreens. But one thing's nearly certain: that mini computer in your...Read More»

Parking lot
How Do You Park In Crowded Lots: Dive Head First, Or Back It Up?

Look at any parking lot, and you'll notice two kinds of people: those who, upon finding back-to-back spots, pull through to the other side so they can drive straight out when their shopping errands are done, and those who stop at the dividing line, preferring to back out into traffic. According to...Read More»

Overview of the Pre-collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian-avoidance Steer Assist
Toyota's Pedestrian Detection System: Can It Fix Toyota's Image Problem?

Last week, Prius owners sued Toyota over its pricey pre-collision safety system -- a system dubbed such a complete flop that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety won't even bother rating it. Coincidentally, Toyota also made two announcements last week intended to rebuild its reputation for...Read More»

Pedestrian crossing sign
Honda's New Pedestrian Tech Uses Cell Phones To Save Lives: Video

Every few days, it seems as if another automaker announces a high-tech means to eliminate traffic accidents in the coming years. Recently we've seen two promising candidates. Last week, Nissan vowed to bring autonomous vehicles to showrooms by the year 2020. That's exciting, but autonomous cars...Read More»

Volvo's Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist
2015 Volvo XC90 Comes With 3 Intriguing New Safety Features

No doubt about it: Volvo has had a rough couple of years. After being sold to Chinese automaker Geely in 2010, the brand has struggled to regain its footing. Whether that's due to the shift in administration, a slowdown in research and development, lackluster quality scores, or a general lack of...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
As Pedestrians, Men Face Higher Fatality Rate Than Women

In 2011, the U.S. reached another record-low auto fatality rate, but the drop in deaths hasn't been even across the board. In 2010, for example, pedestrian fatalities actually ticked up 1%, and in 2011, the rate jumped 3%. Perhaps more troubling -- especially if you're a guy -- is a new study...Read More»

Pedestrian-detection system from General Motors, using Wi-Fi Direct
GM's Intriguing New Pedestrian-Detection System Uses Wi-Fi

Pedestrian-detection is nothing new -- automakers like Volvo and Mercedes-Benz have been developing such safety systems for years. So what makes General Motors' new pedestrian technology interesting? For starters, it works via your smartphone. GM's pedestrian-detection system is based on Wi-Fi...Read More»

Pedestrian airbag as shown on the Volvo V40
Volvo V40 Comes With An Airbag For Pedestrians: Video

The Volvo V40 that just debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show won't be coming to America, but one of its technology components might make the trip. The snazzy five-door hatch will arrive in Europe with a special airbag just for pedestrians. Perhaps more than any other automaker, Volvo has worked to...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
IIHS: Vehicle Pedestrian Detection Could Save Thousands Of Lives

Building better-marked crosswalks and intersections, improving sidewalks, and adding traffic-light countdown timers and clear pedestrian right-of-ways all make a significant difference in safety on foot. But these solutions come with their own significant price tags and are subject to the agreement...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Tested: Industry-First Pedestrian Detection In 2011 Volvo S60

If you've ever had a minor fender-bender because you looked down at the wrong moment, dialed your phone, or took a sip of coffee, pay attention to this: What if it had been a pedestrian, or a bicyclist? The 2011 Volvo S60 comes with a world-first system that could potentially eliminate the...Read More»

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