Honda Sees New Role for Cellphones in Car Safety

Auto makers today are using radars, lasers and other sensors in some vehicles to help drivers avoid crashes by detecting what’s around them.
But what about potential dangers lurking out of sight, such as a pedestrian stepping out into traffic from behind a parked car?
Honda Motor Co. thinks it is got a solution for that. The Japanese auto maker is working on technology that would alert pedestrians to oncoming cars and send a warning to their cellphones if they’re about to be struck. Likewise, the technology also warns drivers of crossing pedestrians and passing motorcycles blocked from view.