Smiling Autonomous Car Acknowledges Pedestrians At Crosswalks
The vehicle concept shows a new approach to creating safer intersections
The free roaming autonomous cars we’ve been hearing about on roads of the future will need better communication skills. Currently, it is the responsibility of human drivers to be aware of and acknowledge pedestrians by not driving into them with their cars. Although the implementation of pedestrian-sensor technologies and road safety initiatives like NYC’s Vision Zero proves that we still haven’t aced pedestrian safety ourselves, putting computers in a car to fully decide what to do at an intersection removes human decision making but comes with another array of challenges.