Automakers have been developing a new networked technology called vehicle-to-vehicle communication, V2V for short, where cars will constantly broadcast their location, speed, and direction of travel. This system could help prevent most collisions.
Unfortunately, pedestrians are left out of this new safety scheme, because you can build this type of communication system into cars, but not into people.
Or can you?
Honda released a video today demonstrating a vehicle-to-pedestrian communication system, relying on the increasingly ubiquitous smartphone.
Researchers have developed the V2V system based on the Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) protocol. This system would, for example, let a car … Read more