Volvo is working on a pedestrian avoidance system that is supposed to avoid pedestrians by not hitting them. In a recent demonstration of the technology to Australian journalists, the technology managed to avoid the pedestrian dummy 9 out of 12 times. (Follow the link to watch the video) That's as good as teenager texting while driving!* In any event, there is still work to do on these technologies.
*I actually don't know how many pedestrians teenagers texting while driving manage to avoid.