Google expects public in driverless cars in two to five years
The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.
With phased-array radar technologies, electrical engineers aim to make car travel safer
Making the world safer for car drivers, passengers and pedestrians is the ultimate goal of automotive safety systems and self-driving cars. To get there, electrical engineers from the University of California, ...
Ford pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection technology may help drivers avoid some frontal crashes
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses radar and camera technology to scan the roadway ahead and, if a collision risk with a vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provides a warning to the driver. ...
Research shows over half of shared-path users frustrated by the actions of others
Over half of Bristol and Bath Railway Path users reported being frustrated by the actions of other pedestrians and cyclists on the day they were surveyed, according to the findings of research presented at ...
The secret life of squirrels in New York City
A recent study has found eastern grey squirrels thrive in New York City's urban environment by adapting their behaviour according to cues from human pedestrians, and mostly by ignoring passers-by.
Sublime design of the PB/5 pedestrian button
We are more likely to thump this instantly recognisable design, on a daily basis, than to give it much thought. The PB/5 pedestrian button, a type of "Audio-Tactile Pedestrian Detector" (ATPD), is a successful ...
London launches hi-tech trial for pedestrian safety
Cell phones as life savers: Cars pinpoint pedestrians
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have developed a process that cooperates with driver assistance systems in cars to pinpoint pedestrians and cyclists—even while they are hidden from view. ...
At stoplights, pedestrians experience longer delays while cars are given priority
How long is too long to wait for the light to change? At stoplights, pedestrians often experience longer delays while cars are given priority.
Honda demonstrates new technology to prevent cars hitting pedestrians (w/ Video)
Zombies offer key to understanding how crowds evacuate
Zombies might not be the most obvious candidates to use when researching how crowds evacuate buildings, but they have proved a key factor in a new study into crowd behaviour.
Physics of 'green waves' could make city traffic flow more smoothly
Seeing red: Why cyclists ride through traffic lights
You've probably seen it happen. You're driving your car and you come to a stop at the traffic lights. You're mindful of traffic infringement fines and public safety, then someone on a bike rides past you, ...
Development of single-passenger mobility-support robot "ROPITS" for autonomous locomotion on footpaths
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the development of a mobility-support robot "ROPITS" equipped with a "specified arbitrary point autonomous pick-up and drop-off function" that can autonomously navigate to a ...