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Art Lebedev's Transparentius Could Revolutionise Our Roads

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Could this most simple of ideas, be the technological inspiration to revolutionise road safety?

Design specialist Art Lebedev, creator of the stunning Optimus Maximus keyboard, has shown off the ‘Transparentius’ – which aims to improve driver visibility by showing the road ahead on the back of large vehicles such as trucks.
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Furthermore, while the photo above may look incredible, how it is achieved is rather straightforward: a video camera is fixed to the front of the vehicle and the content it captures is projected in real time onto the back of the transporter. In theory this would greatly reduce accidents, particularly on bends.

That said, Art Lebedev hasn’t gone into any detail about how this system would overcome everyday problems such as bright sunlight and how it would keep the projector viewfinder clean. On top of this there are the small matters of whether trucking companies in particular would want to lose their rear advertising space and how much will it all cost?

No matter, we’ll just enjoy the principle for now. Reality can be such a buzz kill…

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Art Lebedev (translated)
{linkout: http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/22/art-lebedevs-transparentius-eliminates-opacity-improves-road-s/ via engadget

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