Optical camouflage technology isn’t new. Surfacing several years ago, its creators at Keio University in Japan are now working on an application that could make driving a whole lot safer.
At the 2012 Digital Content Expo in Tokyo, researchers at Keio University showed off a ‘see-through Toyota Prius’ which incorporates the optical camouflage technology to render the back seat invisible, or rather, see-through. This would allow to driver to essentially see exactly what is behind the vehicle, rather than relying on a wide-angle rear view camera that doesn’t really offer a full field-of-view.
Watch a video below on how optical camouflage looks in action.
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