Transparent truck system could save lives

A camera that takes images from the front of a truck to show it on screens in the back? Geeneeuzz.

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A video signal is delivered from the camera mounted in the head of the truck to the back door panels through a projector. Art Lebedev

Russian design studio Art Lebedev calls this simple invention--a camera that takes images from the front of a truck to show it on screens in the back--Transparentius. I call it geeneeuzz.

I don't know why the drawing below shows a tank at the front of the truck, but I guess that in Russia people drive T-90s like people drive Fords in the U.S. I wish the technology was so cheap that this could be implemented for real, because I'm sure being able to see what's in the blind zone before switching lanes would save a lot of lives on the road.

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Art Lebedev

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

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