Using optical camouflage technology, researchers at Keio University showed
off a ‘see-through Toyota Prius’ that renders the back seat invisible. This
would allow the driver to see exactly what is behind the vehicle, rather than
relying on the rear view camera that doesn’t really offer a full field-of-view.
The technology basically captures footage from behind the object and projects
the background onto the seat. It’s quite similar to the technology Mercedes-Benz
used on its invisible F-Cell. Earlier this year, Mercedez Benz had figured out
how to make an entire car disappear using the same technology.