Google patent shows way for self-propelled vehicles to communicate




Google seems to be working on technology to make its autonomous car can communicate with other road users. By giving signals could include pedestrian informed can be informed of the intentions of the car.

Conscious patent granted by the US Patent Office USPTO and has been allocated the number 9,196,164. Which discovered The Washington Post; Google itself has nothing about the technology brought out in the media. The technology is described and related images in the patent to make Google think about placing information boards at the front and side of his self-driving cars.

These screens have other road users, primarily appears to be pedestrian, be provided with information about what the autonomous car plans. Thus, the sign may indicate that it is safe to stabbing over by the car. Also, there is mentioned the possibility to let out through a speaker speaking what the car is planning, or even with making a robot hand gestures. The technology seems to be especially useful at busy intersections, where it may be unclear who gives or takes precedence.

Since it is a patent issue is not yet clear whether Google actually start processing shown in its autonomous car technology programs; not all patented technologies are eventually incorporated into products. Google’s self-driving cars have more than one million kilometers driven without itself causing an accident, but recently got a car or a fine for driving too slowly.

Patent Google car
Patent Google car
Patent Google car

The Washington Post also notes that Google this week has been awarded a patent to unlock an autonomous car. This can be with Bluetooth, and can be used as the autonomous car acts as a taxi. With this technology so it can be ensured that the client who has hired the taxi can actually get in.


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