It’s time to talk. Ford is calling for the development of a common language jointly with other automakers and technology companies that can use auto driving cars to communicate with the world around them. The company emphasized that communication will play an important role in the safe, timely and systematic deployment of autonomous technology.
The company said in a moderate position, “The idea is that pedestrians, cyclists and scooters should change their behavior in order to accommodate self-driving cars, in the way of integrating this technique beyond our vision It is possible.”
Human factor expert John Shutko for Ford’s self-driving vehicle program explained that autonomous cars should be able to tell other cars – both human or software driven – when they are coming to a stop, when they start walking again To do it, and when they do not intend to stop at all. The race to deploy this technique on public roads is rapidly rushing, so it is necessary to agree on a common code as soon as possible.
Otherwise, our streets will be changed in anarchy parade using different codes to communicate self-driving cars created by Ford, BMW, Uber, Apple and others. Imagine if the turn sign of the Toyota Corolla looks completely different on the Audi A3, or if Ford has integrated the brake lights of fusion in the tire, but other car companies were not. Where you have to tell that what another motorist is going to do, he will be different on the basis of the type of car in front of you.
Shuko argued, “After being one, the universal communication interface [that] people in geographical areas and age groups can understand that it is important for the successful deployment of driving techniques themselves.”
Ford is not waiting for the rivals and partners to join the causes. It has already got to create a light bar with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), which allows autonomous cars to communicate with the outside world. It keeps a fun stunt together that he has learned. Horse riding right above the windshield, the bar shines faster so that the audience starts to tell that it is going to grow with a full stop. When the car continues on its way it is solid white, and when the car is coming completely it flashing (for example, to cross the pedestrian road). The company has explained its research that it is easy to understand these basic signals by other road users. There are two exposures between five and 10 exposure to learn the meaning of a signal for other motorists and to speak the language.
It is too early to say who will be involved in making a common language in Ford. However, this goal is not the only company that is working towards that goal. The 228th century-esque 360s concept was introduced in Volvo in September 2018, and it also finds that robots can talk to humans. However, it uses a more sophisticated, design-based solution than Ford’s offer.