14-year-old Alaina Gassler lives in West Grove, Pennsylvania, and she came up with an invention that basically eliminates the BLIND SPOTS in a car created by the support posts on the sides of the windshield. (They’re called A-pillars.)
It’s a tiny camera on the passenger’s side of a car, right next to the windshield. It’s connected to a projector installed inside the car that projects live video ONTO the blind spot.
She recently entered it into an engineering contest called the Broadcom Masters, which is like a science fair for super-smart kids. And she 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.
Alaina wasn’t in it for the $$$, she says she was just trying to figure out a way to prevent so many car crashes. And she was shocked to actually win the competition.