Smart-Phone App Warns Pedestrians of Oncoming Cars (Technology Review)


[[{“type”:“media”,“view_mode”:“media_large”,“fid”:null,“attributes”:{“class”:“media-image alignright size-full wp-image-1671”,“typeof”:“foaf:Image”,“style”:“”,“width”:“100”,“height”:“100”,“alt”:“Technology Review”}}]]The latest addition to the world of smartphone applications comes courtesy of a Dartmouth computer science professor.

Professor Andrew Campbell led a team of researchers from Dartmouth and the University of Bologna in developing an app that warns users of approaching vehicles.

Their WalkSafe app uses the rear-facing camera on Android phones to detect when a car is approaching at an unsafe speed. It runs only while the phone is being used for an active call.

Read the full story, published by MIT’s Technology Review on 11/28/11.

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