Invisible Mercedes Video Grabs Over 1.5 million Views on YouTube

Whether due to awareness of global warming or simply to reduce the price they pay at gas stations, many people are interested in zero-emissions cars. But if they looked for one by Mercedes-Benz and couldn’t find one, they’d have a very good reason: it’s invisible, The Daily Mail reports.

Mercedes-Benz has released a video of a fuel cell-powered car driving around. It’s been fitted with LED lights and a digital SLR camera mounted on the opposite side. The scene captured by the camera is shown on the other side of the car on the LEDs, camouflaging it with its surroundings. The point is that with zero emissions, the car is invisible to its environment.

It’s certainly startling to watch when you first notice that car, usually by the LEDs suddenly turning off. The video is certainly popular, garnering over 1.5 million views since being uploaded on March 3.

If you like this, you might want to check out our post on how scientists have turned 3D objects invisible. For a car that’s definitely visible but still environmentally friendly, you might want to check out our post on a wood-burning El Camino. For yet another cool green way to get around, there’s the Boxx electric motorbike.