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Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C. Ranked Safest Cities For Pedestrians

Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C. Ranked Safest Cities For Pedestrians

As anyone who's watched The Walking Dead can tell you, it's hard out there for a walker. There's construction to avoid, broken sidewalks to navigate, and the biggest obstacle of all, distracted drivers (most of whom don't have cars with pedestrian detection systems or pedestrian-friendly airbags)... read more

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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... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
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... read more September 3, 2013 by  2


 
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... read more July 10, 2013 by  5


 
Pedestrians: Small children walking across an intersection

'Accident' Or 'Collision': Why Don't Drivers Get Jailed For Killing Pedestrians?

New York City is a tough nut to crack. Over 8,000,000 people inhabit its five boroughs, which means that living there is expensive, doing business there is risky, and staying... read more June 27, 2013 by  7


 
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... read more December 26, 2012 by  1


 
Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system demo  -  Japan, 11/2012

Honda Details, Demos Next-Gen Accident-Avoidance Technology

Two upcoming Honda Motor Co. safety systems set their sights toward a ten-year 'zero collisions' goal that includes a new generation of accident avoidance as well as... read more November 16, 2012 by  0


 
Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60

Watch Where You Step: Pedestrian Fatalities Are On The Rise

When we think of traffic fatalities, we often think of drunk drivers or those not wearing seatbelts. But many people killed in such situations are pedestrians, and the... read more August 7, 2012 by  1


 
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... read more July 30, 2012 by  2


 
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... read more March 12, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Hybrid Owners Safer In Crashes, More Dangerous To Pedestrians

We have good news and bad news for hybrid owners. First, the good news: a new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute indicates that you're less likely to be injured in a... read more November 17, 2011 by  0


 
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... read more April 1, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Buick Regal

2011 Buick Regal, HGM On Fox, Hybrids vs. Pedestrians: Today at High Gear Media

Just a few weeks after canning the Saturn brand on a failed sale to Penske, GM is nabbing what would have been the next-gen Aura and turning it into the 2011 Buick Regal... read more November 12, 2009 by  0


 
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