A lot of cars have cameras installed in the rear to help drivers when it comes to parking, but most of them are pretty simple setups – with the camera acting as a pair of additional eyes. Well, some folks at the University of Technology in Sydney decided to implement the Kinect as a camera to work as a reverse parking assistant. The Kinect is able to generate a bird’s eye view of the surroundings behind the vehicle, which should help drivers who need to get the car into tight places.

The Kinect can also be used to display what’s going on behind the car in color camera mode and infrared camera mode (which can be more useful in certain situations). There’s nothing too fancy about the set up at the moment, but it does make you wonder about how else the Kinect can be used in vehicles. Check out the video demonstration above.

Filed in Transportation . Tags: Kinect and parking.
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