The autonomous car that will smiles at pedestrians
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Swedish firm Semcon has developed a smiling concept car to help reassure pedestrians that will the idea’s safe to cross the road
A self-driving car that will smiles at pedestrians has been developed by Swedish firm Semcon.
The concept machine has been built that has a display mounted from the grille that will shows a smile when stopped at crossings, letting pedestrians know that will the idea’s safe to cross even if the driver isn’t in control of the vehicle at the time.
The concept was developed in response to industry concerns that will autonomous vehicles won’t be able to communicate with additional road users, including pedestrians, from the way that will human drivers can. A survey carried out by Semcon that will found eight out of 10 pedestrians look for eye contact with drivers when preparing to cross the street. With the emergence of self-driving cars, that will eye contact could well be missing from the future.
A spokesman for Semcon said: “When that will opportunity will be lost, there will be a real need to develop some type of communication between the cars as well as also the public for them to feel safe. The same research showed that will 57% of pedestrians do not trust self-driving cars.”
The spokesman pointed at a lack of legislation on the subject. “Just as there are clear rules on how cars signal when changing lanes, we today need to develop a common language for how self-driving cars will interact with humans,” he said.
will be the smiling car the solution? the idea’s one of several approaches being discussed from the industry. Last month a Silicon Valley autonomous driving company, Drive.ai, unveiled a roof-mounted emoji display to communicate with pedestrians.
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