Google is integrating its driverless cars with a sticky coating that will lower the damage caused onto pedestrians in case a collision happens.
The working on the technology is in such a way that the hit pedestrian will be glued on the bonnet instead of being thrown off.
It is anticipated that the concept will assist in cutting down on the injuries that are incurred in an accident.
“It does have some merit to it,” said Andrew Morris, Professor of Human Factors in Transport Safety at Loughborough University.
Any time an accident occurs, the involved pedestrian is usually thrown onto the bonnet and this may cause an injury or not.
However, in case a driver takes a break while a collision is in progress, the pedestrian is usually thrown onto the ground. The impact leads to severe injuries.
Since 2009, Google has done numerous tests on its driverless cars and it reports that so far a million miles have been covered autonomously.
Very few accidents have been reported and the ones that occurred are said to have been a fault of the other driver.
Experts say that only time will tell whether the plan will work out perfectly.