Transparent cockpit: Visual assistance system for vehicle using retro-reflective projection technology

Takumi Yoshida, Kensei Jo, Kouta Minamizawa, Hideaki Nii, Naoki Kawakami, Susumu Tachi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

23 Citations (Scopus)


For safety and operability of drivers while operating a vehicle, it is very important to obtain a wide field of vision. However, the space available for setting 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 a 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. In this paper, we describe the implementation of a prototype of the proposed system and demonstrate its effectiveness by an evaluation experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Virtual Reality 2008, VR
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Virtual Reality 2008, VR - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 2008 Mar 82008 Mar 12

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


OtherIEEE Virtual Reality 2008, VR
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV


  • Augmented reality
  • Display technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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