Will ‘virtual eyes’ help us to trust driverless cars?

In a bid to help people feel they are safe, Jaguar Land Rover is performing tests to see how humans interact with driverless vehicles when large “virtual eyes” are fitted to intelligent pods.

The experiment has been taking place on a mock-up street in Coventry.

Jaguar Land Rover said the technology, created by its future mobility division with help from cognitive psychologists, was in response to research that suggests 63% of pedestrians worry about how safe it will be to cross the road in the future.