Only Mercedes would use potentially groundbreaking camouflage technology to market a new high-tech vehicle, but it does raise questions about the source of the technology.
To promote the zero-emissions F-Cell Mercedes, the German car maker somewhat counter intuitively applied state-of-the-art technology to make the promotional vehicle disappear.
The publicity stunt was achieved by covering the left side of the car with LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and mounting a camera on the opposite side, according to Ubergizmo.
The camera captured the background of the vehicle and transmitted it to the LEDs in real time to render the vehicle “invisible”. But how likely is it that advertising was the technology’s intended use?
Downtime thinks it is only a matter of time before we find out that the plans for the camouflaging system were actually stolen by some hackers from a military server somewhere.