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

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    Volvo XC70 and S80 get refresh, tech upgrades for 2012
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    On the outside, the changes to the 2012 Volvo S80 and XC70 aren't immediately noticeable. The headlamps have been redesigned, the S80 gets LED turn signals in the side mirrors and each model gets a new exterior color choice. Underneath the skin, however, these two Volvos have received a handful ...

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    Video: Volvo suffers another auto-stop safety system failure in public fashion
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    Volvo V60 Pedestrian Detection test failures – Click above to watch the videos
    Volvo's new Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake is under scrutiny after a series of demonstrations for journalists in Australia went awry in rather spectacular fashion. During the presentation, an ...

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    Autoblog gets seat and simulation time with Toyota's newest safety technology [w/video]
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    Inside Toyota's Higashi-Fuji tech center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sitting in the shadow of Mount Fuji, Toyota's Higashi-Fuji technical center is part proving grounds and part engineering center. But unlike most facilities, Higashi-Fuji includes an array of engineering and ...

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    CES 2009: Hands on with heat-sensing FLIR-equipped BMW
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    Click above to view a high-res gallery of photos from FLIR's CES 2009 demo.
    Just like we thought, FLIR wasn't on board with our plan to drive their night-vision BMW through the Nevada desert, but we did get to check out the car's in-dash display.Our demo was indoors only, though we still got a ...

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