Flypaper on cars to save pedestrian lives
Google's egg-heads have got together and come up with a way of saving the lives of people being hit by cars - they've come up with a special surface that's like flypaper, which will catch people.
Driverless cars will have the sticky surface on them, which will glue people to the bonnet, so they don't hit the ground.
That, or it'll glue people's skin to the car, and their skeleton with hit the ground, making for some horrifying/entertainingly gruesome accidents on our roads.
This patent has been filed as a temporary fix in a bid to keep people safe while the technology of autonomous cars improve.
The patent description says: "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."
"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, both the vehicle and pedestrian may come to a more gradual stop than if the pedestrian bounces off the vehicle."
It added that “existing technology found in production vehicles does little to mitigate the secondary impact a pedestrian may experience".