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General Motors has announced that the company is developing a new pedestrian detection system that relies on Wi-Fi Direct technology to ‘see’ pedestrians and bicyclists on congested streets or in poor visibility. Wi-Fi Direct is a the peer-to-peer wireless system that allows smartphones to communicate directly with each other rather than through a shared access point like a cell phone tower, which speeds up the amount of time needed to acquire location information. In GM’s application, the technology would be used to quickly alert drivers to change their course when their view of a pedestrian or cyclist is otherwise blocked.

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