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    Projecting car's blind spot image onto A-pillar - video

    Projecting the image from a vehicle's blind spot onto its A-pillar. 8th grade Science and Engineering Fair project by Alaina Gassler. 1:08 video:



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    That is an amazing invention and Alaina will go far in this world with clever thinking like that. Why haven’t the big auto company’s thought of that?
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    Finally a useable safety feature for cars, now someone needs to invent an attentive driving feature that forces a driver to pay attention to all sides of their vehicle and the surroundings while driving
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    Useful, but with so many cage aiming idiots filling their windscreen with huge GPS prat-navs and mobile phones blocking sight of vehicles and pedestrians it's only a sticking plaster.

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    I want two! I fact I could use two in my 2019 Ridgeline there is also a center post that blocks the view.

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    I could use that for the B pillar on my standard cab F150. Huge blindspot at intersections when I need to see to the right.

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    Clever idea. It seems a projector would have limited usefulness on directly sunlit environs (the demo video is shot in low light conditions, and for good reason)... perhaps having a backlit LCD wrap would be a solution, but a projector would certainly be more universal and therefor more cost effective.

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    re: directly sunlit environs If the sun was directly behind the drivers side it could get washed out otherwise it "sees" like it would be shaded by the pillar.

    Even a flat LCD rectangle might work.

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    The idea is great but I have a hard time understanding why a narrow pillar is a ''blind spot''. My B pillar is about 18'' wide and if I am turning to the left at an intersection it effectively blocks my view of the road to the right.
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    Even with a narrow A and B pillar they still block the view, especially when turning left.

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