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so the driver of the car is a patentable improvement? | 756 comments | Create New Account
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so the driver of the car is a patentable improvement?
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 20 2012 @ 01:37 PM EDT
Well....yes, I suspect Google will be patenting aspects of their
"driverless" car, the improvement being the mechanism that replaces
the driver.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_driverless_car


And now that you mention it, others have:

Driverless car travelling guide system

www.google.com/patents/US4855656US Pat. - Filed Aug 6, 1987 - Issued Aug 8, 1989
- Yoshihiro Saitoh - Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
Computerized driverless vehicles and traffic control system

www.google.com/patents/US8090489US Pat. - Filed Nov 9, 2007 - Issued Jan 3, 2012
- Bruno Delean
As described at Wikipedia, “The driverless car concept embraces an emerging
family of highly automated cognitive and control technologies, ultimately aimed
at ...
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
Computerized driverless vehicles and traffic control system

www.google.com/patents/US20090125174US Pat. App - Filed Nov 9, 2007 - Bruno
Delean
As described at Wikipedia, "The driverless car concept embraces an emerging
family of highly automated cognitive and control technologies, ultimately aimed
at ...
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
Automatic steering means for a driverless carriage

www.google.com/patents/US4344498US Pat. - Filed Dec 27, 1979 - Issued Aug 17,
1982 - Olof H. Lindfors
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
Transitioning a mixed-mode vehicle to autonomous mode

www.google.com/patents/US8078349US Pat. - Filed May 11, 2011 - Issued Dec 13,
2011 - Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez - Google Inc.
13, 2011 from the Internet at URL: <http://www.torinews.com/
2011/01/driverless-car/>. Pacis, “An Adaptive Localization System for
Outdoor/ Indoor Navigation ...
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
Electronic bordering system

www.google.com/patents/US6300737US Pat. - Filed Mar 17, 2000 - Issued Oct 9,
2001 - Bengt Allan Bergvall - Aktiebolaget Electrolux
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
Method of automatically steering self-propelled floor-cleaning ...

www.google.com/patents/US4700427US Pat. - Filed Oct 15, 1986 - Issued Oct 20,
1987 - Hans-Reinhard Knepper
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
Tracking control circuit for automatic guide vehicle

www.google.com/patents/US5931876US Pat. - Filed Jun 11, 1997 - Issued Aug 3,
1999 - Sung-Il Jung - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims
CONTROLLER WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BASED ON SELECTION FROM ...

www.google.com/patents/US20110060425US Pat. App - Filed Sep 7, 2010 - Sam FREED
For the purpose of one non-limiting example, the controller may be part of a
driving system for an automated driverless car or robot courier. For such an
...
Overview - Abstract - Drawing - Description - Claims

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