The problem with the backseat--really with the whole rear of the car--is that it's in your way when you're trying to reverse. So researchers at Keio University in Japan have applied optical camouflage technology to automobiles, making the back seat appear transparent so the driver can see straight through it when backing up.
After a pair of rear-mounted cameras project what's behind the car onto a half mirror, the video is processed in such a way that objects appear in actual size, giving the driver the same sense of depth he or she would have if the rear of the car were really transparent--something standard camera/monitor setups don't provide. Ultimately the researchers want to kill the blind spot by making the entire car appear transparent to the driver.
Speaking of looking in the rear and seeing things, planet X or Nibiru was supposed to be in close proximately 3600 years ago and coming into close proximately with Earth. December 21, 2012 is about a month away. Has anyone seen Nibiru in the cosmic sky anywhere?
The camera\mirror above for this car is rather neat!!!!
The last calculations I saw were that Nibiru wouldn't be coming around until around 2100. We have until then to hide all the gold! I think if Nibiru ever did exist, the last orbit it made threw it out of our solar system. Crashing into Tiamat like that really screwed it up. And I can't imagine the Annunaki still live there anyway. I think they probably took to the stars in generational ships long ago, and have been close by the whole time.
If technology manages to make the vehicle transparent to the driver, don't forget to include cues as to where the actual extremities of the car lie.
What a thrill a transparent car, from the driver's perspective, would be! Even more thrilling if jumped off a cliff, or involved in a major collision event!
I am tempted to take the f**king headrests off the back seat of my 2010 Civic,as they are perfectly positioned to block my view when backing up.I rarely have more than one passenger.Anybody know how to get them off? I tried a while ago,but couldn't get them to move.
Technology is now starting to approach the realm of magic.
That's pretty fn cool. If only the fat kids in back could go see through too!!