It’s amazing how every generation just continues to invent things that make our lives a bit safer, even if they aren’t old enough to actually enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Take 14-year-old Alaina Gassler for instance. She lives just west of Philadelphia and came up with an invention that basically eliminates the blind spots in the car. We’ve all had close calls because of those darn support posts on the sides of the windshield and block our view.
So she put a very small camera on the passenger’s side of a car and linked it to a projector installed inside the car that projects live video right onto the blind spot. So it’s like the support posts aren’t even there.
She actually entered her device into an engineering contest called the Broadcom Masters and won the grand prize of $25,000.
Now car companies are looking into offering it in their cars, and it could be available relatively soon.
The best part, she’s not even old enough to drive.