Apple patent application reveals ‘vehicle viewing system’

“Apple has filed for a patent (number 10,306,289) for a ‘vehicle viewing system,'” Dennis Sellers reports for Apple World Today. “It involves a method that includes obtaining a video based on images detected with cameras mounted on a vehicle and displaying a portion of the video corresponding to a time offset and a viewing angle.”

“In the patent filing, Apple notes that some folks have difficulty seeing out of a vehicle, because their view is obstructed by their positioning within the vehicle or because of vision,” Sellers reports. “Others wish to update friends or loved ones about their progress on a trip, e.g., when they are traveling in a vehicle to meet someone.”

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application diagram, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Could be great for eliminating blind spots and simply for sharing interesting video.

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1 Comment

  1. It isn’t clear to me why this concept is considered worthy of a patent. It appears to me that it is largely invalid at a result of prior art. But it is all in the claims of unique functionality, I suppose.

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