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Google car could warn pedestrians of dangers

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A new patent application by Google suggests it’s planning to include pedestrian warnings in its technology.

TechCrunch has spotted the application, saying paperworks indicates Google could add a feature to their self-driving cars that could warn pedestrians either through a flashing sign, or even by communicating with the person.

“For example, the vehicle may include a physical signaling device, an electronic sign or lights, a speaker for providing audible notifications, etc.,” TechCrunch quotes from the application.

It adds that this is even better than one of the main selling points of the technology meaning that sensors will not only detect dangers such as pedestrians and be able to stop for them, even if the passenger or driver in the car doesn’t notice them, but also warn pedestrians of dangers they may not notice, either.

 
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