General Motors Plans to Introduce Wi-Fi Direct-Equipped Cars to Detect Pedestrians
It would really be safe to have cars which can see pedestrians coming on their way, if it could not be the other way round. Usually accidents happen, not because a driver did not see a pedestrian, but because the latter was mentally absent from the spot to recognize the danger. Mostly, whoevers mistake it was, the drivers often get the blame, because they are the ones presenting the danger.
For this reason, it is good news to know that General Motors is working to develop such a formula that will alert cars in advance whether a pedestrian is approaching anywhere near it or not. Already, General Motors is trying to develop a networked system of early road warnings through its vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications systems. Now, they are separating working on a new pedestrian-detecting system which utilizes Wi-Fi Direct.
Through this, those pedestrians who would be carrying such devices as their smartphones with Wi-Fi Direct-enabled in them could easily be detected when approaching. However, how many of the people would be carrying such smartphones, only to be protected of a prospective danger? Just to this extent, General Motors is also developing an app for Wi-Fi Direct-capable smartphones which can be then connected with these vehicles carrying the same technology.
If introduced in cars throughout, rather than being introduced as expensive special editions, they can really benefit and increase road safety and protect people’s lives. How much effective this new system could be can only be said when put to test. The idea of it is very charming and certainly one to be tried out.