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Potholes are the worst, and Google wants to help you avoid them

Potholes are the worst, and Google wants to help you avoid them
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Everyone hates potholes. They're annoying and they can do real damage to your car. They can even cause accidents. No matter how fast they get fixed, it's never fast enough. But in many areas, potholes go unrepaired for months or years.

That may all be a thing of the past, though, because Google has a plan to help you find your way around them.

According to the latest patent application from the online search engine giant, the company wants to install sensors into your car's GPS function that automatically scans the road and reports its condition to a large database.

This information would be stored and sorted to determine what roads are the smoothest, which routes have the clearest ride and help you navigate your way around dangerous terrain when using Google Maps. Hypothetically, you would never have to worry about popping your tires or getting stuck in a pothole again.

The patent application was submitted on August 18 and it usually takes one to three weeks to go through the patent process so we should hear more official news about Google's exciting idea within the next month.

So stay tuned to what's Happening Now for the latest details.

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