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Transparent Cockpit

For safety and operability, it is very important to obtain a wide field of vision while operating a vehicle. However, the space to set up windows is limited. Therefore, we propose a “transparent cockpit,”in which the image of a blind spot is displayed on the inner wall of the vehicle using retro-reflective projection technology. In this system, the internal components of the vehicle, such as the doors and floor, are virtually transparent, and the blind spot is clearly visible as observed from a window.

Project members:
- Takumi Yoshida, Kensei Jo, Kouta Minamizawa, Hideaki Nii, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi

- "Transparent Cockpit: Visual Assistance System for Vehicle Using Retro-reflective Projection Technology", in Proc. 2008 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality, pp. 185-188, Reno, USA (2008.3)
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