Coventry, England - Does the thought of sharing the road with autonomous vehicles scare you a bit?
If so, you’re not alone. Research conducted in the US shows that 41 percent of motorists and pedestrians have those fears.
Although it will be a long time before the roads are heavily populated by driverless cars, Jaguar is already working on (and testing) a solution to help put road users’ minds at ease.
The system projects information onto the road ahead to give other road users a better idea of what the autonomous car (or pod, in this case) is going to do next.
The key element here is a series of projected bars with adjustable spacing - the gaps shorten as the pod is preparing to brake and increase as the vehicle pulls off and accelerates, and the lines also fan out left or right as it prepares to turn.