14-Year-Old Invents Solution for Removing Blind Spots in Cars

Awarding the middle schooler $25,000 USD in prize money.

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A 14-year-old has just come up with an inventive solution for seeing pedestrians through the most notorious blind spots in a car. The invention works by essentially projecting the outside view onto the pillars of the car.

Middle schooler Alaina Gassler submitted her invention to the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition where 3D materials along with a webcam and projector give instant vision to what’s on the other side of the pillars.

With the invention, Gassler was awarded the $25,000 USD Samueli Foundation Prize. It’s exciting to see current technologies put to good use in creating something that could potentially save lives, and especially impressive as this invention comes from such a young mind.

Watch the video above to see the invention at work.

In other news, Google officially purchases Fitbit for $2.1 billion USD.

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