Toyota developing car capable of detecting pedestrians

Toyota is testing safety systems using cars that communicate with each other and with the roads they are on.

The cars get information, such as pedestrians crossing the street or cars advancing from blind spots, from sensors and transmitters installed on streets.

The company said the technology will be tested on some roads in Japan in 2014.

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