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32GM developing Wi-Fi app to help pedestrians avoid being hit [w/video]

Since even the threat of serious injury or death isn't enough to keep people engrossed in their phones from walking out into traffic, General Motors is developing a new pedestrian safety technology that will sense the phone itself. Using Wi-Fi Direct, a peer-to-peer wireless standard that's like a medium-range Bluetooth, a car would be able to detect a smartphone directly and alert the driver in time to avoid kneecapping the pedestrian.

51Video: Volvo suffers another auto-stop safety system failure in public fashion

Volvo V60 Pedestrian Detection test failures – Click above to watch the videos

18Video: ECTunes solves silent electric vehicle "problem" with directional noise system

ECTunes equipped vehicle – Click above to watch video after the jump

21Autoblog gets seat and simulation time with Toyota's newest safety technology [w/video]

Inside Toyota's Higashi-Fuji tech center – Click above for high-res image gallery

18CES 2009: Hands on with heat-sensing FLIR-equipped BMW

Click above to view a high-res gallery of photos from FLIR's CES 2009 demo.

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