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Toyota patents a cloaking device that lets drivers ‘see’ through car pillars to get a 360-degree view of the road

Is Toyota developing an INVISIBLE car?  #IoT #SmartCar

  • Toyota has filed a patent for a ‘cloaking’ device, which would allow drivers to see straight through their car and get a 360 degree view of the road.
  • The patent states: ‘Light from an object on an object-side of the cloaking device is directed around an article within the cloaking region and forms an image on an image-side of the cloaking device such the article appears transparent to an observer.’
  • The patent describes a ‘cloaking device’ that would be used on the A-pillars on either side of the windshield.
  • The patent states: ‘Light from an object on an object-side of the cloaking device is directed around an article within the cloaking region and forms an image on an image-side of the cloaking device such the article appears transparent to an observer.’
  • The patent added: ‘Studies on cloaking devices that appear to make a pillar of a vehicle transparent have been published.

Japan-based Toyota has filed a patent for a ‘cloaking device’ that would be used on the A-pillars on either side of the windshield, to allow drivers to see at junctions.

@evankirstel: Is Toyota developing an INVISIBLE car? #IoT #SmartCar

By Shivali Best For Mailonline

Published: 12:12 EDT, 15 August 2017 | Updated: 15:03 EDT, 15 August 2017

Toyota patents a cloaking device that lets drivers ‘see’ through car pillars to get a 360-degree view of the road