See-Through

Che-Tsung Lin, Yu-Chen Lin, Long-Tai Chen

Recently, a number of collaborative vehicle-safety systems have been proposed. Information on vehicle location can be periodically exchanged by V2V communication devices to avoid emergency events. In a typical traffic accident, a vehicle suddenly slows down or stops in front of another vehicle. The following vehicle cannot respond quickly enough because the blind spot resulting from the body of the vehicle ahead fully or partially blocks the following vehicle’s field of view when the distance in between them is close. See-Through can blend video streams captured by both vehicles to render the vehicle ahead “transparent” for the vehicle behind when the vehicle ahead is close. The safety of both vehicles will then be greatly enhanced, with rear drivers better able to interpret road conditions without any visual obstruction.

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