Google's driverless car may come with airbags outside, to protect pedestrians

March 25, 2015: As per the new patent published by United States Patents and Trademarks Office today and as reported by Quartz, Google has been awarded with a new patent no.8,985,652 which reveals the Google plans of working on providing airbags outside the car to prevent the nearby pedestrians in even of an accident.


The patent outlines the company's idea that suggest mount airbags comes outside car, it gets deployed when car senses that a collision is imminent. The bumpers of the cars will be made of 'visco-elastic' material which prevents the pedestrians from injury in case of accident. Google has been working countless hours to make it's driverless car experiment successful by considering all sorts of public safety measures.

The patent doesn't outline clearly that if this system they patented is for the driverless car model but that's the only car they're working on currently, so, it's safe to assume. We will reveal more details as it comes.

Source: Quartz
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An Electronics Engineer by education, a part-time blogger by passion. He loves everything about technology, hence he writes about it. Interest includes Technology, Startups and Mobile Applications.
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