Japanese researchers have unveiled a transparent car that eliminates blind spots for drivers.
While this is just a test model, the technology may be available for real cars soon.
Susumu Tachi and Masahiko Inami of the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University, the creators write:
"Next we built a setup specifically for a Toyota Prius that made the backseat virtually transparent, so that the driver could see everything behind the car when driving in reverse. In this application, the system had one projector and six lenses, allowing the driver to act naturally without the system’s having to track the movements of the driver’s head. The result is a panoramic view that the driver can use intuitively—quite unlike the current, counterintuitive system, which sends output from a rearview camera to a display mounted on the dashboard. We are now collaborating with several automakers and automotive electronics companies in turning our concept into a commercial system."
Check out the video below to see this car.