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Another bad idea for the use of technology

Posted by Pete McBreen 25 Nov 2021 at 03:01

Of all people, Honda is experimenting with detecting people by their cellphones “in the effort to realize a society where both pedestrians and vehicles can enjoy mobility safely and with total peace of mind.”

I just wish that the article was intended as sarcasm or a joke.

And Jalopnik reported it without noting the problem

Of course, the onus is on the driver and two-ton machine to not hit pedestrians in the first place, but a system that would warn the victim of a possible collision through their phone doesn’t seem like a bad idea.

Hint to Honda: Some people do not carry cellphones with them, will it be OK to run them over in your future? If anyone is driving in an area of poor visibility, then drive a lot slower, how hard can that be?