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Pedestrian detection systems produce mixed results in latest IIHS tests

Some systems work, some don't: 'This technology is in its infancy'

The assessment comes at a time when pedestrian deaths on U.S. roads are spiking, with an estimated 6,283 people on foot killed by vehicles in 2018, a year that saw the highest number of cyclist and pedestrian deaths since 1990. Pedestrian detection systems, enabled by windshield-mounted cameras or radar sensors in a vehicle's front grill, are coupled with a car's automatic emergency braking system and intended to stop the vehicle if it detects a pedestrian in its path. The study by the U.S. In

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Despite slight improvement, 2017 was another deadly year for pedestrians

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2017

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2017.

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Why pedestrian death rate is shooting up, and how to save more lives

IIHS says one vehicle type has an 81 percent spike in fatalities

Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are climbing at an alarming rate, jumping 46 percent since reaching a low point in 2009, according to federal data. Now, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identifies some trends behind the numbers and offers some recommendations.

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Pedestrian deaths spike: Distracted driving - and walking - blamed

Up an estimated 11 percent over the previous year.

That's 6,000 pedestrians killed, an additional 620 more than the year before.

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Pedestrian roadway deaths flat in 2014, progress slow

The Governors Highway Safety Association has released an analysis of preliminary pedestrian fatality traffic data for the first six months of 2014. The study indicates deaths for the year are likely be be about the same as 2013, indicating slow progress with pedestrian safety efforts.

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Watch your step if you're a pedestrian in Orlando, America's least-safe city for walking

In fact, watch your step if you're in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami or Memphis. Those are the top five cities as ranked by the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI), a measure developed in the 1990s and used in this instance by the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC) in its annual Dangerous by Design study on where its unsafe to walk and why. Compiling data for the decade from 200