Google Patent: Driverless Cars Would Detect Police Lights, Pull Over

Levi Sumagaysay reports for Silicon Beat:

Image result for pulled over by policeMost drivers know to pull over to the side of the road when a cop car’s lights are flashing, or when an ambulance is rushing to the scene of an emergency. But let’s face it, some drivers don’t have a clue.

Google’s driverless cars to the rescue?

A recent patent filing by the tech giant describes how its self-driving cars could detect flashing lights, determine the type of emergency vehicle based on the color of the lights and the order in which they’re flashing and then pull over if needed.



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