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Rear-Projecting Cars

The See Through Prius Eliminates Blind Spots From Back of Vehicles

— October 8, 2012 — Autos
The name of the See Through Prius may be a little misleading. The Toyota model has not, in fact, been tweaked to be built out of a transparent material such as glass or plastic. That would simple negate the practicality of eliminating blind spots altogether. Instead, it uses a unique projection system that plays real-time footage from behind the car on the back seats.

Developed by Researchers at Keio University in Japan, the See Through Prius would ensure that accidents resulting from backing up would be significantly reduced. It will also make driving techniques such as parallel parking much easier to execute. For those who may have guessed this already, the See Through Prius is a variant on optical-camouflage technology. It will be on display at the 2012 Digital Content Expo in Tokyo.
Trend Themes
1. Optical-camouflage Technology - Developing projection systems that use real-time footage to eliminate blind spots in vehicles, reducing accidents and improving driving techniques.
2. Enhanced Vehicle Safety - Innovating with projection systems that display real-time footage from behind the car on the back seats, minimizing blind spots and reducing accidents during backing up.
3. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems - Creating projection systems that project real-time footage from behind the car onto the back seats, providing enhanced visibility and safety while driving.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - Integrating projection systems into vehicles to enhance safety features and minimize blind spots.
2. Technology - Exploring new uses for projection systems to improve driving techniques and reduce accidents in various industries.
3. Research and Development - Investigating the potential applications of optical-camouflage technology in improving safety and visibility in different environments.
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