Computer Sciences

Research helps people, lunar rovers, get there on time

Aerospace engineering graduate student Pranay Thangeda relies on the bus system in Champaign-Urbana to get to class and other meetings. He wanted to understand why, despite arriving at the bus stop well ahead of the schedule, ...

Computer Sciences

Virtual demolition

Researchers at Osaka University demonstrated a prototype for real-time augmented reality that can virtually remove both static structures as well as moving objects. This work can be used to visualize future landscapes after ...

Engineering

AAA tests hits versus misses in AEB systems

We're not there yet. Down the road we're about to reach 2020 but down the real road, a pedestrian is moving at a point when emergency braking must occur— yet vehicles aren't equipped with adequate detection technology to ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Uber patent application discusses intention signaling system

Reaching the highest levels of safety for self-driving cars will depend on how well the cars are engineered to know when communications are needed, and to be able to communicate with other cars, with bikes, with people on ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Prototype offers dynamic approach to pedestrian crossing

(Tech Xplore)—A cyclist and driver's nightmare: A person unexpectedly walks out into the road. An inattentive pedestrian's nightmare: Breaks and fractures, if not worse, from such collisions.

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Pedestrian

A pedestrian is a person traveling on foot, whether walking or running. In some communities, those traveling using roller skates or skateboards are also considered to be pedestrians. In modern times, the term mostly refers to someone walking on a road or footpath, but this was not the case historically.

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