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    Google's latest self-driving car idea will stick pedestrians to the hood of a car in accidents
    Google has a very interesting idea for their self-driving car. While they think the cars will be very safe, they have to prepare for the inevitable accidents. The latest patent deals with potential accidents with pedestrians.

    If the car hits a pedestrian at a forceful enough speed, an adhesive coating strong enough to hold an average human will keep the body in place on the hood. This may sound silly, but it's to prevent the body from being thrown after the initial collision, as those collisions are often as devastating -- if not more so -- than the initial one.
     
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    Neat idea. I suspect there's a good risk, though, that more injury or death could occur further down the accident line that would have been prevented had the person been tossed aside.
     
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    Adhesive on the hood of a car. Ummm. Who's going to scrape off the bugs every day?
     

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