maandag 12 november 2012

Adaptive camouflage to remove objects from the rear view mirror.

Researchers at Keio University in Japan have created a prototype of a system that uses optical camouflage technology to render the backseat of a car transparent to the driver. The idea is to give the user a direct view of objects behind the vehicle rather than the indirect view given by rear view mirrors and current camera technologies. It uses a half mirror with a recursive reflective coating to create the illusion. According to Professor Masahiko Inami, who invented the system, the chief advantage over digital rear view mirrors is that it gives a true sense of depth. The current system only works for the back seat, but the eventual goal is for the solution to provide an uninterrupted 360-view of the car’s surroundings.

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