14 yr girl invents system to eliminate vehicle blind spot

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A 14-year-old girl from Chester County has been awarded $25,000 for a science and engineering project that may provide a solution to the danger of blindspot-related car accidents.

Alaina Gassler is an eighth grade student at Avon Grove Charter School in West Grove, where she developed a method for projecting a live image of the view obstructed by the portion of a vehicle’s frame, commonly known as a driver’s blindspot. The image of what is behind the blindspot is projected onto the blindspot, itself, creating the illusion that the car’s frame is invisible.

The system Gassler developed uses an exterior-mounted camera on the car’s structural pillar that relays images onto a custom-fitted projection inside the car.



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