Car claim the Camaro won't meet the new European Pedestrian impact standards due next year or so. Don't know if you guys have anything similar in the States, but there now has to be a set amount (something like 50mm) between the top of the engine and the bonnet (hood). The new Jag XK uses a "pop-up" bonnet, using similar tech to airbags. There may be other rules too....a lot of new small hatchbacks in europe are featuring some rather overlong front overhangs.
Personally, I think pedestrians should stay outta the road!
BUT, the Camaro concept is just that. A concept. Whilst the production car is going to look pretty much the same, I'm sure they could engineer in the pedestrian safety features. The car already has a fairly bluff front end, so it shouldn't be that difficult.