Google Patents ‘Sticky Car’ for Driverless Collisions With Pedestrians

 Google Patents ‘Sticky Car’ for Driverless Collisions With Pedestrians

Google Sticky Car self driving car at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA, USA. Image: Michael Shick.



Google’s Self-Driving Car Project took another big leap forward this week, as the company was granted a patent on an adhesive system which activates in the event of a pedestrian collision.

The system acts a bit like flypaper, but is only enacted in the event of a crash, ensuring that a person is not thrown from the vehicle until it comes to a standstill.

The patent reads: “In the event of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian, injury to the pedestrian is often caused not only by the initial impact of the vehicle and the pedestrian, but also by the ensuing secondary impact between the pedestrian and the road surface or other object.

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