GM Developing WI-FI Pedestrian Detection Technology [VIDEO]

General Motors is developing a new driver assistance feature potentially capable of detecting pedestrians and bicyclists carrying smartphones equipped with Wi-Fi Direct.

Wi-Fi Direct, the peer-to-peer wireless standard allows devices like some smartphones to communicate directly with each other rather than through a shared access point like a cell phone tower.

According to GM, Wi-Fi Direct can be integrated with other sensor-based object detection and driver alert systems already available on production vehicles.

“This new wireless capability could warn drivers about pedestrians who might be stepping into the roadway from behind a parked vehicle, or bicyclists who are riding in the car’s blind spot,” said Nady Boules, GM Global R&D director of the Electrical and Control Systems Research Lab. “Wi-Fi Direct has the potential to become an integral part of the comprehensive driver assistance systems we offer on many of our Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles.”

Take a look at the video below explaining the technology.

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