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The Plan to Make Self-Driving Cars Speak Human

07 September 2016

Cars.

Humans can make eye contact with fellow drivers, wave at pedestrians. Mountain View-based startup, Drive.ai, is interested in how driverless cars will communicate with pedestrians and other drivers. Driverless vehicles with roof-mounted billboards that flash messages to everyone within eyeshot are being tested. The startup has considered emoji-base signalling, to skirt language and literacy issues.  

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Keywords: digtal, driverless cars, technological modelling

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