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Honda tech stops speeding cars from hitting pedestrians

TOKYO -- Honda has developed the world's first automatic braking system that can keep a vehicle traveling as fast as 60kph from colliding with a pedestrian, part of a race among automakers to improve safety using automated functions.

     Automatic braking systems detect obstacles using radar and cameras, and then slow down or stop the car to prevent an accident. Automakers have introduced braking systems that detect other vehicles, but technologies that can accurately distinguish pedestrians are increasingly in demand in Europe and Japan.

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