Cyclists could wear smart glasses to receive messages from self-driving cars, suggests study

University of Glasgow researchers find that a new system is need to replicate "complex social interactions" between cars and cyclists

Cyclist with car
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Self-driving cars need to learn the "language of cyclists" if roads are going to be safe, researchers from the University of Glasgow have said.

The team of human-computer interaction specialists have written a paper titled 'Keep it Real: Investigating Driver-Cyclist Interaction in Real-World Traffic', which suggests that more needs to be done in order to protect cyclists if self-driving cars [autonomous vehicles, or AVs] become more common.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.