Thursday’s Sticky Biznezz

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Google has patented a new “sticky” technology to protect pedestrians if – or when – they get struck by the company’s self-driving cars.

The patent, which was granted on 17 May, is for a sticky adhesive layer on the front end of a vehicle, which would aim to reduce the damage caused when a pedestrian hit by a car is flung into other vehicles or scenery.

“Ideally, the adhesive coating on the front portion of the vehicle may be activated on contact and will be able to adhere to the pedestrian nearly instantaneously,” according to the patent description.

“This instantaneous or nearly-instantaneous action may help to constrain the movement of the pedestrian, who may be carried on the front end of the vehicle until the driver of the vehicle (or the vehicle itself in the case of an autonomous vehicle) reacts to the incident and applies the brakes.”

“As such,” it continues, “both the vehicle and pedestrian may come to a more gradual stop than if the pedestrian bounces off the vehicle.”

Stick to THE GUARDIAN

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10 Responses to Thursday’s Sticky Biznezz

  1. º¿carol says:

    Got behind yesterday. Didn’t get to read my two newspapers, nor come here.

    Diane arrives today around 2:00 p.m. Just a couple little things to do around here, plus I have to take Quincy home around 1:00 p.m.

    Baked a cherry pie, house smells good.

    Need to mow, maybe I can get the back done before she gets here.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Sticky.

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  3. jimhitchcock says:

    This would be fun for people who touch your car in parking lots.

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  4. Den says:

    This should work good for proudly displaying your road-kill.

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  5. Den says:

    Today is post # 3501

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Up to TVD and back in 48 minutes. More wild roses!

    Day 5: 175+48=223 minutes.

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    Pepperoni and pineapple personal pan pizza!

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