Jaguar came up with the language for communication between people and cars
Autonomous cars can communicate with each other and share information about road conditions, but how they will communicate with pedestrians? How will people learn about the car's intentions when they're going to get off the ground, and which way to turn? These are the questions which year the company is given the Jaguar, and now introduced language that would allow pedestrians and autonomous taxi to understand each other. Means of communication must be understood in all parts of the world and seems to have provided the technology fully meets this requirement.
No numbers, text messages and sound signals - the company believes that inform pedestrians about the car works better with the help of light projected onto the asphalt strips. Remember signals is extremely easy: when braking gaps between the strips are reduced and when pulling away - increasing. band also shows in which direction is going to turn the car. See how it looks, you can in the video below.
The developers claim that at the moment this is a test technology. In the coming years the mass appearance of autonomous vehicles is not planned, so the company has plenty of time to bring their idea to an ideal condition. Previously, she has demonstrated a very strange variations - for example, offers pedestrians a look at the virtual car eyes. She was not the only one who intends to establish a means of communication between cars and people. Ford, you for example, plans to use for the indicator light behind the windshield when the car is moving, it is lit, and when the pedestrian passes - flashes.
It is estimated that the manufacturer is important to reach a consensus and create a versatile tool that will be used in all vehicles. After all scary to imagine how difficult it will be for pedestrians, if they have to teach the "languages" of each car model.
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