The Nerd With The Invisible Rear

If the back of your car was invisible then wouldn’t backing up your car be safer? Actually no part of the car pictured is invisible. But if the back seat of your car was covered by some very special material it would look to you as if the back of the care were invisible.

Some very smart nerds at Keio University in Japan had already invented personal cloaking technology a decade ago. Even so, only Harry Potter seems to sport an invisibility cloak. Now Keio University nerds are trying out a prototype invisible back seat in a modified Toyota Prius.

I don’t know if this will ever catch on and become an option in a new car but wow am I ever impressed by the stuff we can learn to do.

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One Response to The Nerd With The Invisible Rear

  1. Paul Halenda says:

    That would be *Awesome*! I think it needs a shadow image of your own bumper so you know where your car stops (although if the image included some kind of distance measurement of the corner of your bumper closest to a bumper behind you, that might be even better). And if it can make anything in your backseat (people, groceries, pets, etc.) invisible as well, bonus!