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Invisible Toyota Prius

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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.

Invisible Toyota Prius
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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.

Invisible Toyota Prius

Using the same optical camouflage, technology experts at Mercedez Benz had figured out how to make an entire car disappear earlier this year.

Invisible Toyota Prius

The researchers created the illusion that their new zero emissions F-Cell Mercedes Benz is not even there at all, the Daily Mail reported.

Invisible Toyota Prius

Using the same optical camouflage, technology experts at Mercedez Benz had figured out how to make an entire car disappear earlier this year.

Invisible Toyota Prius

The camera shoots video on the passenger side of the car and the video is displayed in real time on the driver side of the automobile.

Invisible Toyota Prius

This ingenious approach, originally pioneered by scientists at the University of Tokyo, works on the same principles of the blue screen used by TV weather forecasters and Hollywood filmmakers.

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Invisible Toyota Prius

The idea also mimics the iPad 2 Halloween costume that seems to display a gaping hole in the human body.

Invisible Toyota Prius

In Mercedes’ promotional video, stupefied Muggles stare and fall about in shock as the team put the car through its paces along the highways of Hamburg and the bridges of Bavaria.

Invisible Toyota Prius

Meanwhile online, while some pessimistic YouTube users were wary, anticipating that invisible cars would no doubt lead to brutal crashes, others fantasised about bring able to park anywhere at all, without getting a ticket.

Invisible Toyota Prius

Invisible Toyota Prius

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