Computer Simulation of 1,500 People Looking at Smartphones and Walking

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Do you text and walk? Don't! Here's computer simulation that shows what will happen. Well, kinda.

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Recently in Japan, mobile phone carriers like NTT Docomo have been educating the public that using smartphones while walking isn't safe.

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Docomo collaborated with Aichi University of Technology to create a computer simulation of 1,500 people walking through the busy Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo while looking at smartphones. You can see the results in the video below:

全員歩きスマホin渋谷スクランブル交差点 [docomoOfficial@YouTube]

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