Mercedes Benz Invisible
March 8, 2012
— cars, german car manufacturer, hydrogen fuel cell, light emitting diodes, mercedes benz, transportation
Mercedes-Benz has created a vehicle it claims is “virtually invisible” – to the environment, that is.
The German car manufacturer has blanketed one side of its new F-Cell vehicle in sheets of light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
The LEDs display a live feed of images shot by a camera placed on the other side of the car. The effect makes it seem as if the car were invisible, or as if there were nothing standing between the bystander and the opposite side the street.
The company recorded the reactions of confused onlookers in a commercial promoting the hydrogen fuel cell electric car.