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Google is Granted a Driverless Car Patent

     
5:28 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Google is Granted a Driverless Car Patent [techradar.com]
Google has been granted a patent for driverless car technology, which can fully take over the control of a vehicle from a human driver.

This full-fat version of cruise control uses web functionality to trigger the automated driving tech, with one of the images which goes alongside the patent showcasing what seems to be a massive QR code embedded into a road.

It seems that once a driver of one of Google's automatic cars drives over the QR code or reference indicator, as it is called in the patent the car then takes over the controls.

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That'll make for some interesting graffiti related pranks!
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And give rise to party vans. "Honest, officer, I wasn't driving!"