Senior Design Team sdmay18-20

A Disappearing A Pillar

To ensure the safety of all road users alike.

About the Project

  • The A pillars in many cars block or limit the driver's view, causing dangers and accidents. While it is impossible to eliminate the A pillar from cars, it may still be possible to work around it and provide extended viewing angles to the drivers. This project aims to explore the feasibility of making the A pillar "virtually transparent" through the use of the camera, display, and computation capabilities of widely available, inexpensive tablets.