12 Jan '15, 9am

Mercedes-Benz self driving car communicates via LEDs

Mercedes-Benz self driving car communicates via LEDs

On the self-driving front, there are LED displays on the front and rear of the model, as well as a laser projection system on the front, which allows the car to sense traffic and other obstacles around it. Sounds and spoken instructions are also used to add an extra layer of acoustic safety. Large LED light modules on the front and back of the car will indicate which mode the vehicles is operating in, with white lights indicating manual driving and a blue lighting for when the car is under autonomous control. The LEDs will not only change colors to indicate whether the car is in automatic driving mode but also inform pedestrians when it is safe to cross the road. With all-round monitoring by stereoscopic cameras, the car knows where it is and the LED grilles communicate with other road users and pedestrians indicating that the F 015 is aware of their presence and even indi...

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