Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications:
Various car manufacturers and researchers have explored the idea of adding eyes to a car as an additional communication modality. A previous study demonstrated that autonomous vehicles' (AVs) eyes help pedestrians make faster street-crossing decisions. In this study, we examine a more critical question, "can eyes reduce traffic accidents?" [...]
The results showed that the eyes can increase pedestrians' subjective feelings of safety and danger. In addition, the results showed gender differences in critical and noncritical scenarios in AV-to-pedestrian interaction.
Even if this comical nonsense worked -- and it is still just another way of deflecting responsibility from the driver to not kill anyone onto the victim to not participate in a "vehicle-involved termination" -- it wouldn't ever play in the US, where the auto industry is very strongly committed to making their killing machines look like killing machines.
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Would be much more useful on the non-autonomous. Position set by an eye-tracking camera facing the driver. See at a glance who's reading their phone, or has a 36-hour-drug-bender twitch.
But giving information to the enemy is not something the driver wants to pay for.
I don't have the data to back it up but I'm sure it's out there. I would guess that most people that get plowed into by cars, 'autonomous' or not, are hit from directions they don't expect, at times they shouldn't be hit, by cars driving in a way they are not supposed to be. I'm not sure knowing a driver is looking at their phone is going to save me if they come barreling through an intersection against a red light.
It might just be where I'm from, but to me a car with eyes is a cop.