Pedestrians will need to receive and interpret messages and intentions from autonomous vehicles, such as when to walk and where to go. What will that look and sound like?
Uber has filed a patent application that proposes wrapping its self-driving cars in flashing signs to effectively communicate messages to pedestrians and others around it; Google and Drive.ai are working on something similar.
“As operators, we have a high certainty about what the car is doing and what it plans to do,” Sean Chin, a product designer at Uber’s Advanced Technology Group says. “What we need to do is enable pedestrians to interpret this behavior on their own.”
Read the article at The Verge.