The notion of sharing the road with self driving cars makes a lot of people uneasy, but Jaguar-Land Rover believes that bringing some humanity to autonomous vehicles could change that. The car manufacturer is testing a self driving pod with "virtual eyes" in a mock urban environment. By mimicking eye contact and other visual cues human drivers use, the pods can effectively communicate the intentions of the car, reducing the risk of accidents while making pedestrians and other drivers feel safer. See for yourself in the video. Pete Bennett, Future Mobility Research Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "It's second-nature to glance at the driver of the approaching vehicle before stepping into the road. Understanding how this translates in tomorrow's more automated world is important. We want to know if it is beneficial to provide humans with information about a vehicle's intentions or whether simply letting a pedestrian know it has been recognised is enough to improve confidence."