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A-Pillar cam

eliminiate the man-made blind-spot
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When approaching a roundabout, the left (right in the UK) A-Pillar always seems to get in the way when looking for on-coming traffic. (for the layman, the A-pillar is the section that separates the windscreen and the front window)

Making this see-through would eliminate this problem, but would also serve as a safety hazzard, as this needs to be sterdy, to withstand impact on the roof.

I propose fitting a camera on the outside of the A-pillar, with a little screen directly behind it inside te car, creating a see-through effect. Thus, the driver need only check the monitor instead of edging forward/backwards to look around the pillar.

The screen would automatically turn on when the brakes are applied, and the car comes to a near-halt.

shinobi, Mar 07 2007

Ariel Atom's solution http://www.arielmotor.co.uk/04/frames.htm
[Ling, Mar 08 2007]

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       Nice try; but how would it be possible to focus on far/ near/ far so quickly? I agree the A pillars are a big problem, as quite often I notice large trucks trying to hide behind them.
Ling, Mar 07 2007
  

       I have a lot more of a problem with the b and c pillars, and the roof.
BJS, Mar 07 2007
  

       Funny. Pivo is Serbo-Croat for beer (ref Brau's link). Not something I would want to associate with driving, really.
TheLightsAreOnBut, Mar 08 2007
  

       What happens if the screen fails and it's night-time. You're going to look "through" the pillar, see nothing but darkness, and then pull confidently out into an oncoming traffic.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 08 2007
  

       I think you would see the lights and know something was amiss.
nomocrow, Sep 27 2007
  

       I think your eyes are too close together. I can see round my A-pillars OK.
Mister Sketchly, Sep 27 2007
  

       I lost a Chevy Malibu wagon behind my A-pillar once. I found it again. Then I needed fender work done.   

       Bun.
elhigh, Sep 28 2007
  

       take the time and care to move your head, thus looking round the a-post. you might just save your own life.
theNakedApiarist, Sep 28 2007
  


 

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