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Google Patents Pedestrian Flypaper For Self-Driving Cars

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Google knows that its self-driving cars are going to get into accidents — maybe even accidents involving pedestrians — and so the company has patented a unique solution to minimize injuries if this happens: human flypaper. The patent, granted earlier this week, describes “an adhesive layer positioned on the front end of the vehicle” that pedestrians will simply stick to “in the event of a collision.”

By James VincentTheVerge, excerpt posted on  SouthFloridaReporter.com May 20, 2016 

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