Hyundai wants to let its cars talk to pedestrians
CarBuzz reports that Hyundai wants to let its cars communicate with pedestrians.
With autonomous driving getting closer and closer to being used on public roads, Hyundai has decided that it wants to let its cars talk to pedestrians, according to CarBuzz.
A new patent says: "With the development of autonomous driving technology, technologies related to full-scale driving of autonomous vehicles are being developed.
Research is being conducted on an apparatus and method capable of effectively transferring notice information on the state of an autonomous vehicle or notice information related to driving of the autonomous vehicle to an oncoming vehicle or pedestrian, among the technologies related to autonomous vehicles."
It seems Hyundai wishes not to use a normal screen, but rather a flip dot method. This technology is already in use in areas such as airports, bus stations, and more - it is a reliable and cost effective method of displaying messages. Of course, Hyundai could use a normal screen on the grille of its screens however a flip dot would be the sensible option purely due to cost. The patent filed by Hyundai also includes images which feature flip dot technology:
Though the idea does make sense, there is no guarantee of it actually being implemented into Hyundai’s vehicles as it is just a patent which has been filed.