One of the big issues with autonomous vehicles is the lack of communication between them and pedestrians, so the Jaguar Land Rover Intelligent Pods have been unveiled with virtual eyes to help offer an enhanced sense of safety for pedestrians.
The pods are being tested out in Coventry in the UK and feature friendly digital eyes that will look directly at pedestrians as they cross the road to ensure they know they are seen by the technology. This helps to enhance feelings of safety by ensuring pedestrians that they have been spotted by the autonomous transportation solutions to eliminate any feelings of weariness as they cross the road.
The Jaguar Land Rover Intelligent Pods with virtual eyes have been developed as part of trust trials in the UK Autodrive project that aims to help psychologists better understand the relationship between autonomous cars and pedestrians.
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