Fujitsu Wrap-Around Video View

wraparound-video-systemWhen driving a car there are a number of blind spots that make it impossible to see everything. This Wraparound video system from Fujitsu attempts to fill in the gaps so that you can see everything, all the way around your vehicle.

What the Wraparound View does is uses four video cameras placed on a car which are merged together to create a full 360 degree real-time view. Clipping fences or catching other cars should hopefully be a thing of the past with this device put in to cars.

Kawasaki, Japan, November 17, 2008 ” Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced today the development of a new video-processing technology that enables a complete wraparound view. The new driver assistance technology adapts to different driving situations, enabling the driver to peripherally view the entire surroundings of a vehicle, from the point of view and field of view that is most appropriate for each driving situation. The technology improves driving safety by assisting the driver in a variety of situations, such as parking, passing on a narrow street, and seeing around corners at intersections with poor sightlines.

It’s a great idea and although it wont be needed in a lot of situations it could be handy for those moments when you just can’t quite see what is behind you. Hopefully night vision will be included too.

Via: TechChee

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