Pedestrian safety

07.27.12
GM testing pedestrian detection system powered by WiFi Direct (video)
07.27.12

GM testing pedestrian detection system powered by WiFi Direct (video)

Car makers have been peddling wireless pedestrian avoidance systems almost as long as there have b...

By T. O'Brien,   07.27.12
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04.27.12
Panasonic details radar-based technology that can detect collisions in low light
04.27.12

Panasonic details radar-based technology that can detect collisions in low light

Collision detection for cars? Yeah, scientists are on that. But whenever we read about concepts li...

By D. Wollman,   04.27.12
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09.23.11
Toyota demos Prius' proximity notification system, touts 'futuristic' purr (video)
09.23.11

Toyota demos Prius' proximity notification system, touts 'futuristic' purr (video)

Silence may be a virtue under most circumstances, but not when you're driving around a leafy, r...

By A. Toor,   09.23.11
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03.07.11
Nissan Leaf delayed in UK, backup warning signal to blame
03.07.11

Nissan Leaf delayed in UK, backup warning signal to blame

Surprise of all wonders, the Nissan Leaf has suffered another delay, but this time there's at least...

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02.28.11
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was delayed into 2011... by 'virtual engine sound' system
02.28.11

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was delayed into 2011... by 'virtual engine sound' system

Remember how at the end of last year the US legislature decided to make it mandatory for EVs to chu...

By Vlad Savov,   02.28.11
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08.24.10
Prius gets optional underhood, zombie-deterring noisemaker, sounds appropriately futuristic (video)
08.24.10

Prius gets optional underhood, zombie-deterring noisemaker, sounds appropriately futuristic (video)

Electric vehicles and hybrids are here to save the environment (or at least kill your fuel bill), b...

By T. Stevens,   08.24.10
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11.27.09
Chevrolet Volt gets driver-activated warning system for the blind
11.27.09

Chevrolet Volt gets driver-activated warning system for the blind

Whether it's voluntary or enforced, it seems to be a safe bet that most electric vehicles will even...

By D. Melanson,   11.27.09
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04.29.09
Pedestrian Safety Act of 2009 to investigate the dangers of silent automobile engines
04.29.09

Pedestrian Safety Act of 2009 to investigate the dangers of silent automobile engines

As automobiles become more eco-friendly, they're also becoming increasingly quieter... which is a g...

By L. Dziuban,   04.29.09
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