GM working on WiFi Direct to save pedestrians

Jay Nagley

We have all seen it, some of us have done it, and a few have crashed as a result: a pedestrian is so engrossed in telling their friend which pub they are going to, that they walk straight out in front of a car.

It happened to one of our writers on a motorbike a couple of years ago: the dopey pedestrian was only shaken, but the bike was wrecked as the rider took evasive action. Only the presence of witnesses persuaded the police that the biker was actually the real victim.