Toyota May Have The Answer To Blind Spots

Cars today are safer than they used to be, but those safety improvements have caused some other issues. For example, you’re much more likely to survive a rollover but to make that happen, automakers had to use thicker pillars to support the roof. Those thicker pillars can block your line of sight. But MotorTrend reports that Toyota might have a solution…make those pillars invisible. A patent application from Toyota uses a series of mirrors to make a car’s A-pillars look like they’re invisible. The idea of using mirrors to bend light around the pillar is simple however the execution will probably be more difficult. If Toyota could actually get this to work well enough to put it into production, it would be more practical than adding screens and cameras. Are you on board with this going into production?

It’s a very special PowerNation On The Road as Gannon Pritchard joins Katie from a NASCAR race with guests Joey Logano and Rutledge Wood. Joey Logano is not only a successful race car driver but also a gearhead and car collector as well, you’ll see. Plus TV personality Rutledge Wood will talk about two of his current automotive projects and what happens when one of his rides has a faulty fuel gauge.

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