Waymo patents cars that soften to safeguard pedestrians
Self-driving cars could loosen up if they collide with humans.
South Korea hopes traffic signs will cut phone distractions
Seoul wants you to keep your eyes on the path ahead.
Australia puts traffic lights in the ground to alert phone addicts
New South Wales is worried a car will hit you while you're checking Facebook.
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iRobot is over its military phase.
Smart car algorithm sees pedestrians as well as you can
AI could spot people crossing the street in virtual real-time, with few mistakes.
Fist-bumping a button is the best way to cross the street
Forget gently tapping the crosswalk button -- one LA artist wants you to fist bump it instead.
Taiwan considers fines for smartphone-addicted pedestrians
Taiwan is considering ticketing people who cross the street paying more attention to their iPhone...
EU to require that EVs and hybrids make noise to alert pedestrians
The EU has been talking for years about requiring pedestrian alert noises on electric cars and hyb...
London will test smart crossing system to keep pedestrians safe
Sure, pedestrian detection tech for cars is already in the works, but the city of London wants to...