SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Google on Thursday had a crisp US patent for a sticky covering that could be connected to self-driving autos so walkers stick as opposed to ricocheting off when hit.

Google patent glues pedestrians to self-driving cars


The patent depicts a layer of cement on an auto’s hood, front guard and perhaps front side boards fixed with a covering that, when broken, would exposed a gluey surface much the same as fly paper adjusted to catch people.

“Upon contact with a person on foot, the covering is broken uncovering the glue layer,” read patent printed material dated May 17 and posting the candidate as Google.

“The glue bonds the passerby to the vehicle so that the person on foot stays with the vehicle until it stops, and is not tossed from the vehicle, in this manner keeping an auxiliary effect between the walker and the street surface or other article.”


Google patent glues pedestrians to self-driving cars

Google contemplated in the patent application that people on foot hit via autos normally endure further harm by being thumped or heaved to the asphalt or different articles.

Self-driving autos could hit streets inside five years, the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said not long ago, not long after the organization reported a cooperation with Google guardian Alphabet.

CEO Sergio Marchionne declined to uncover money related points of interest of the organization or a timetable for building minivans that will extend the Internet organization’s test armada of self-sufficient vehicles.

“It’s not kind of ‘la-la-land,’ the thing is genuine and it’s coming,” Marchionne said.

“Individuals are discussing 20 years, I think we’ll have it here in the following five years.”

Google-guardian Alphabet reported an organization together with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in a noteworthy development of its armada of self-driving vehicles.

The organization’s test armada will be dramatically increased with the expansion of 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans, with the organizations intending to have some out and about before the current year’s over.

The coordinated effort with FCA marks the first occasion when that the California-based Internet monster has worked specifically with an automaker to assemble self-driving vehicles.

Google started testing its self-sufficient driving innovation in 2009, utilizing a Toyota Prius furnished with the tech goliath’s gear. It now has about 70 vehicles, including Lexus autos adjusted by Google and its in-house planned autos disclosed in 2014.

A variety of car creators including Audi, Ford, Mercedes, Lexus, Tesla and BMW are chipping away at building self-driving capacities into vehicles.

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