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Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Car 'Senses' Pedestrians

Tired of having to worry about where those pesky pedestrians are when you're driving? Well quit worrying and buy a Volvo. The newest Volvo slated to be released this year, the 260 model, comes complete with a 'pedestrian Detection and Avoidance System' that applies the breaks, if you fail to, when in close proximity to pedestrians. Now if I could only get a cars that could sense a run-in with my mother... Anyway, check it out in this YouTube video then tell me what you think- overrated gadget or awesome life saver?

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.