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IIHS to toughen requirements on new-car evaluations in 2020

It will start weighing pedestrian crash avoidance in its ratings, among other changes

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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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Patent shows GM working on external airbags for protecting pedestrians

It'd be located behind a "discrete door" just underneath the hood and forward of the door jam.

It'd be located behind a "discrete door" just underneath the hood and forward of the door jam.

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Honda patents show technology that could give you X-ray vision

But only when you're driving a car.

These augmented reality heads-up displays could be a big help for avoiding crashes.

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Volvo XC60 safety demonstration goes awry

Driver Thought Car Had Pedestrian-Detection System; It Didn't

A Volvo salesperson recently attempted to demonstrate the XC60 City Safety system to a group of prospective car buyers. What the dealer didn't understand was the safety system, which helps avoid or mitigate collisions, doesn't detect pedestrians.

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GM 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 dr

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

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

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

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

Autoblog 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

CES 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.