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Ford drivers could get alerts from nearby pedestrians’ phones  

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Ford is working on a mobile app designed  to alert drivers to pedestrians and bicyclists nearby. The app, scheduled to debut at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s World Congress in Los Angeles this week, uses Bluetooth Low Energy to send a location alert from a pedestrian or cyclist’s smartphone to passing Ford vehicles equipped with the latest infotainment system. The system then calculates potential crash risks, providing screen and audio alerts. Ford said it will demonstrate the technology using T-Mobile’s 5G Advanced Network Solution, as well as research from Commsignia, PSS, Ohio State University and Tome Software. The technology has other potential uses, including detecting construction zones and construction workers, according to Ford. The automaker said the function is intended to complement, not replace, its Co-Pilot360 advanced driver assistance system . The safety package includes features such as automatic lane keeping and blind spot assistance

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