Now, an 'invisible' Toyota Prius
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.