Google driverless driverless cars to automatically detect police vehicles

The firm’s driverless cars will have technology installed which will allow approaching police cars to be identified- triggering an alert to have the Google vehicles move out the way without disruption.
It is also expected to identify whether the car approaching and the current situation may require a response. Once the police car is detected, the car will manoeuvre to make room for the approaching vehicle. A supporting US patent filing revealed that Google has hoped for a system that will recognise emergency services’ flashing lights. The sensors would be made to identify red or blue colours, as well as that of ambulance vehicles.