A month after its car hit a bus, Google awarded a patent for robot cars


On Feb. 14, one of the company’s several dozen test vehicles struck a bus, the first accident where the autonomous system was at fault. On March 8, a pair of Google researchers filed a patent entitled “Bus Detection for an Autonomous Vehicle.” The patent details specific image recognition technology that can pick up on the size and color of a school bus, triggering more cautious driving in the robot car.

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