Google files for patent for adhesives cars
by Marty Carlson
Google has recently filed for a patent. The technology on their new driverless cars that has an exterior where pedestrians will stick to the car like flies instead of bouncing off. They claim it has potential to make accents rarer and strange.
The patent was filed on May 17 that the United States patent and trademark office, and it describes a new sticky technology that any event of a collision, pedestrians was stick to the front of the vehicle like on flypaper.
The front of the vehicle may be coded with adhesives that adhere to people, which would hold them on the vehicle in the event the front of the vehicle comes in contact with them.
They claim that the adhesion to the car by the pedestrian keeps them from bouncing off.
In their patent they claim that a pedestrian is hit by the front of a car further injuries are often sustained when the brakes are applied and the victim hits the road or another hard surface. The patent claims to solve this issue for all vehicles not just self-driving cars.
The adhesive layer, according to the patent, would operate similar to double-sided tape and would only be activated upon an impact.
There’s been no announcement from Google at this time whether plans to implement this technology on all of their self-driving cars.