ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Mercedes Cars with Invisibility Cloaks in our near Future?

Updated on April 23, 2018
Bills Place profile image

Billy Haynes is a content writer & CEO of HD Writing Co. He has an interest in many things and experience writing about even more.

Can you see it?


Are Cars with Invisibility Cloaks in our near Future?

We have come a long way in the car making department worldwide, from cranking to charging. However, what if the feature to "cloak" your car and make in invisible was possible? Well thanks to Mercedes, this technology may be just around the corner, but at a steep price.

Wait, What,How?

Remember in movies such as James Bond who has an invisibility cloak feature on his car in "Die Another Day", or like in Harry Potter when he uses the cloak to sneak around. Same difference only it's more technical and more expensive.

Mercedes has been working on the technology for this feature over in Germany. They made a B-Class hatchback, well, turn invisible from a distance. However if this comes as a standard or add-on feature, it's not going to be cheap. It cost Mercedes-Benz $263,000 in flexible LED mats, and dozens of technicians to bring the idea to life, and it's only one side of the car!

To bring this invisibility cloak to life Mercedes had to cover the car (in this case, half of it) with flexible LEDs. Then on the other side they have hooked up a camera that records the cars surroundings, re-formats it to the correct aspects of the LEDs, which in turn makes you invisible from a distance.

However, LEDs and man power were not the only things required, Mercedes also had to install roughly 1,100 lbs of equipment including power sources, computers, and more. With all that extra weight the question is, how fast will it go?

Who would benefit from a feature like this?

Ok now that we have covered what the feature is and how it works (at least at this stage), the question is who would benefit from having an invisibility cloak feature in the car? As much as you would love the feature on your car, reality is if the feature becomes available it probably will not be publicly available.

Can you imagine if the feature was available to the general public? You would have criminals using it to rob banks and getting away. Idiots might try driving through traffic with it on which could cause wrecks, and could you imagine walking down a path not knowing there's a truck parked there and as you walk by someone opens a door and snatches you, looks like you went into a portal...

Those who would benefit from this feature include:

  • Police Officers, they could use this feature while sitting on the side of the road to catch speeders, if the whole car was invisible they could use it to sneak up to a robbery, and so on.
  • Detectives: They could use it to stake out suspects without the worry of being seen. With a little tweaking there could be "skins" that come programmed into the feature (kind of like adjusting color on a TV) so they could change the color of their car on the go, making it easier to follow suspects.
  • Private Investigators: Pretty much the same as the detectives, they could use it to stake out suspects or follow them given the feature is tweaked to be able to change colors as well.

Questions for Readers:

  1. What do you think about an "invisibility cloak" for cars being in the makings?
  2. Do you think this is a feature should be for the general public?
  3. How much would you pay for this extra feature if it became available to the general public?


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)