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A closer look at blind spots on buses

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Last week I flew to Philadelphia to present Fat Pencil Studio’s work in court. The story in this case was all-too-familiar: a city bus takes a left turn and collides with a person walking in the crosswalk. The driver never saw him, but a security camera did.

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We worked on a similar case two years ago, and were able to apply the same methods this time around. Using still frames captured from two different security cameras that saw the crash, we accurately placed the bus and pedestrian in a digital 3d model, and then put a virtual camera in the bus cockpit to understand what the driver could have seen in the moments leading up to the collision.
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