Mercedes: Invisible Car

To promote its first production fuel-cell vehicle in Germany, Mercedes-Benz turned a hatchback invisible, using the same idea behind the invisible car in the James Bond’s film, “Die Another Day.”

The invisibility cloak had its tryout this week on the streets of Stuttgart, Germany. To make Q’s (character from James Bond) idea of an invisible car real, Mercedes employed dozens of technicians and some $263,000 worth of flexible LED mats covering one side of the car.

Using a camera mounted on the opposite side of the vehicle, the LEDs were programmed to reproduce the image from the camera at the right scale, blending the vehicle into the background from a few feet away. Doing this required power sources, computers and other tech gear with a weight of 1,100 lbs of equipment inside the car.

Mercedes’ wanted to show how the F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell powered car would be invisible to the environment, producing only water vapor and heat for emissions. For an invisible car, it’s getting a lot of stares.

 

Pretty cool stunt!

 

Love Niamh x

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