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jdolecki
03-06-2012, 10:22 AM
pretty cool

http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/04/mercedes-f-cell-gets-led-camouflage/

ajward
03-06-2012, 02:42 PM
Yup... that's pretty darned slick.

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mindrobots
03-06-2012, 03:14 PM
Dang! There goes the insurance rates on my new Benz!! That "cloaking premium" is going to put it through the roof!

skylight
03-06-2012, 03:18 PM
Not putting the idea down but isn't it the goal that others can see you is paramount?!!

Mark_T
03-06-2012, 11:03 PM
Car is a ninja!

Ragtop
03-06-2012, 11:27 PM
Always thought it would be cool if they could do that inside out. Solid bullet of a car outside, but inside it would be like your seat was flying through air with no blind spots.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
03-06-2012, 11:44 PM
The effect is angle-dependent. If the camera is looking perpendicular to the vehicle, but you're looking at the vehicle from a different angle, the image and background won't line up. Still very cool, though!

-Phil

lanternfish
03-07-2012, 12:36 AM
Always thought it would be cool if they could do that inside out. Solid bullet of a car outside, but inside it would be like your seat was flying through air with no blind spots.

Now that would be cool! And to really freak people out - line the interior of an airlliner.

prof_braino
03-08-2012, 02:29 PM
The effect is angle-dependent.

I remember for years LCD manufacturer were struggling to get a wider viewing angle. Shouldn't it be possible to make arrays of narrow view angle elements?

This would go a long way towards thermoptic camouflage for my tachikoma.