Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare
Computer Science
22 Aug 2012

GM To Develop Wireless Pedestrian Detection System Using WiFi Direct

In most accident cases where cars collide with people, there is no one to blame because the pedestrian was found stepping into the roadway from behind a parked vehicle, or a bicyclist is riding in the car’s blind spot. Offering a solution to the problem, General Motors is working on a technology called 'Wireless Pedestrian Detection' to assist drivers in seeing clearly in areas that have poor visibility conditions. Having Wi-Fi Direct integrated with an existing sensor-based object detection and driver alert system, the GM Researchers want to make sure that every driver detects every cyclist and pedestrian on the street.


Use of WiFi Direct makes the system faster than the conventional wireless system - this is particularly useful for getting quick alert information of a person's whereabouts on a foggy road. This project  is a part of GM’s vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication system that aims at issuing warning about slippery roads or stalled vehicles. Check the following video from GM -

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