Google Patents Sticky Layer For Self-driving Cars To Protect Pedestrians During Collision

Posted: May 20 2016, 11:12am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
Google Patents Sticky Layer for Self-driving Cars to Protect Pedestrians During Collision
Google’s adhesive layer patent. Photograph: United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Google Proposes the Use of Sticky Layer on Cars for Pedestrian Safety

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The Adhesive technology proposed by Google will help lesser damage to pedestrians during a collision.

Google has devised a new plan in order to increase protection against collision of pedestrians with a car. According to this concept the front of cars will be covered with an adhesive that will reduce the damage of injuries if any pedestrian crashes in a moving car.

Usually when a pedestrian crashes in a moving car or vehicle they tend to fly off the bonnet and fall hard on the road. This brings about a lot of injuries and the danger of getting caught with the moving car increases as well. The Sticky material on the front of a car will make the person get stick to the car and thus there will be lesser damage.

The adhesive or sticky material will be able to adhere any person who will crash into the vehicle thus minimizing the chances of being thrown in air after the crash. According to Guardian, it would also prevent them from being thrown on the road as well.

The idea of this kind of adhesive was present earlier on as well. However it was met with a lot of skepticism. Having an adhesive on the car meant that it would attract dirt and small objects including insects to stick on it as well. This did not make it an approachable idea.

However Google claims to provide this “Sticky” technology with a cover that would protect the surface from dirt and other stuff. The protecting covering will go off when it will come in contact with an object during a crash.

This technology is surely a way to prevent losses and injuries during a car crash with a pedestrian. However it might take a while to be applied on the cars.

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