Weeks before showing off a new car, auto manufacturers have to test drive it and make adjustments, if that’s the case. No matter how private those locations are, they’re never out of reach for photographers. Naturally, renders of future cars leak before the big unveiling, which is not good at all. Ford found a solution to that annoying problem – a car camouflage that throws off the focus of photo cameras and people #automagic
Called “Brick,” the new technique implies a vinyl camo in a confusing pattern. When you look closely, you can see thousands of black, grey and white cylinders layered, but from afar you’ll just perceive it as a chaotic criss-cross pattern In fact, your eyes won’t be able to focus enough on the car’s body to distinguish new features underneath it, which is the whole idea here.
Now, don’t expect the car to blend in with the environment – it’s not going to happen. Ford has gone for an optical illusion trick which is going to be a pain in the ass for sneaky photographers. Plus, the solution found means they don’t have to add fake panels to the car like manufacturers usually do. Test drives will become more accurate and easier to handle.