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Collision course: why are cars killing more and more pedestrians? | Technology | The Guardian - https://t.co/qkDjbT8tDF— Rod King MBE (@20splentyforus) October 3, 2019
The answer is simple - Drive less, drive slower.
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“It wasn’t that they doubted [pedestrian avoidance techn] might save some pedestrian lives. Instead, their concern was that it reflects an ongoing focus on individual shortcomings—on flawed drivers and walkers—and a neglect of flaws built in to the roads.”https://t.co/66kp1UCC9e— Don Kostelec (@KostelecPlan) October 3, 2019
I thought this would be a good additional commentary to a day when this excellent piece on pedestrian and cyclist deaths by overlarge cars was published. We're all going to die because of fossil capitalism, stupidly large cars and truck nuts. 3/https://t.co/jOYkX8K5lg— Prof Julia S. ??? ClimateAction & FightFascism (@JKSteinberger) October 3, 2019
This & dangerous conflicts programmed into our traffic lights make up 99% of my woes on our roads:— HRM Safe Streets for Everyone (@martynbwilliams) October 3, 2019
"You have to recognise the reality of road users who aren’t in cars. You have to design roads so people in cars take notice of their fellow road users."https://t.co/8U0ALBIBmg?
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"New Cars’ Pedestrian-Safety Features Fail in Deadliest Situations, Study Finds" https://t.co/2V2TYPKLvc— Mark B. Spiegel (@markbspiegel) October 3, 2019
"Testers picked 4 sedans (including a) Tesla Model 3 (and) the cars struggled with each test."
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“This research shows why effective pedestrian detection should come standard in every new car... Technology that saves lives shouldn’t be just a luxury add-on,” says Ethan Douglas, senior policy analyst at CR. @CRAdvocacy via @ConsumerReports cc @CRCars https://t.co/ESkgKBp7jU— William Wallace (@WWconsumer) October 3, 2019
Yikes! "The pedestrian detection systems proved ineffective when encountering an adult crossing the road at night....Performance of the systems at night is particularly critical—NHTSA reports that 75 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur after dark." https://t.co/KYcSORrzSA— Ken McLeod (@Kenmcld) October 3, 2019
A long read as it says, but the big takeaway sentence is this:— Julian Dean (@JulianDean99) October 3, 2019
In almost every country in the world, regardless of national prosperity, it remains on average more dangerous, per mile of travel, to be a pedestrian than to be a car driver or passenger. https://t.co/60dmELfKRF
Good read. The solution is to make human drivers safer drivers with the application of IR vision driver monitoring systems to detect for distraction, fatigue and "mind wandering". Sadly the author didn't get to that point. Maybe next time...https://t.co/itWP75BgzJ— Semicast Research (@semicast_res) October 4, 2019
This should be required reading for everyone involved in our state's autonomous vehicle work group. I want to know how lane departure prevention system may actually be steering cars into pedestrians the driver is trying to avoid. HT @KostelecPlan https://t.co/oCcqCMObk0— Anna Zivarts (@AnnaZivarts) October 3, 2019
„When two Boeing 737s went down, killing 346 people, it triggered multiple government investigations. But cars kill a 737’s worth of American pedestrians every couple of weeks. Internationally, it is more than three 737s per day.“ https://t.co/ztxVu2A757 @anreidl— Christian Schwägerl (@chrschwaegerl) October 3, 2019
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