See-through technology could make backing up safer

By Channtal Fleischfresser | October 10, 2012, 3:05 AM PDT

First, there were dashboard displays so drivers could see what was behind their cars as they backed up.

But that was far from foolproof. With the back of your car obscuring your vision, there’s always a chance you’ll miss something lurking unseen.

Researchers at Keio University, in Japan, are working on a solution: what if the back seat of your car were invisible?

The system they devised, the “see-through Prius”, is being showcased at the 2012 Digital Content Expo in Tokyo this month. The driver of their Toyota Prius can literally look to the rear of the car and see what is happening on the street behind the car’s seats.

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