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Google Patents a "Sticky" Coating For a Car

     
1:48 pm on May 19, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Wow, at first i thought how am I going to wash the bugs off, but then, reading on, it'll have a coating that would need to be broken first.

I have this crazy image in my mind of folks stuck to the vehicle like a bug on a windshield.

"But when a driver brakes in a collision, a totally natural reaction, the pedestrian is thrown onto the ground and you can get injuries from that contact."

Google's patent explained that the adhesive layer would be hidden under a protective coating, to ensure it did not gather debris during journeys.

"Upon the initial impact between the colliding object and the vehicle, the coating is broken, exposing the adhesive layer," the patent document said. Google Patents a "Sticky" Coating For a Car [bbc.co.uk]
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That would certainly make a hit-and-run a little more complicated.

Last year they were granted a patent for airbags on the outside of a car.
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>hit-and-run a little more complicated.

ROTFL
 

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