Jaguar Land Rover has stormed forward and developed a creative way for self-driving cars to communicate with the world around them.

In late 2018, Jaguar Land Rover released a self-driving pod with giant eyes with the objective to make pedestrians more comfortable interacting with the autonomous vehicle.

However, rather than using the eyes to ‘see’, the vehicle projects a set of beams onto the road to map out its path – the closer the lights are, the slower the car is going.

Pete Bennett, future mobility research manager at Jaguar Land Rover said, “the trials are about understanding how much information a self-driving vehicle should share with a pedestrian to gain their trust.

“Just like any new technology, humans have to learn to trust it, and when it comes to autonomous vehicles, pedestrians must have confidence they can cross the road safely.”

Source: – Jaguar Land Rover Using Light Projection for Autonomous Communication

1 Feb 2019

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