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Visibility range

  1. Nov 23, 2010 #1
    Hi gurus

    I don’t know if this is the right place to post this but if not maybe someone can point me to the right direction as I am lost and I need help.
    I would like to know if its possible to calculate the range of visibility that a driver can have looking forward if there is an obstacle in front of it. (there is a car behind a moving truck going south bound on one lane street), what is the range of visibility of the car behind the truck, can this be measured, what kind of information is need to calculate the range of visibility of the second car. This sounds very hard to accomplish. so that is why I am here looking for help

    Thanks a bunch for all info I might get, or to point me to the right direction. I hope I make sense if not please let me know any question you may have to resolve this.

    again thanks a bunch
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  3. Nov 23, 2010 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    It would seem that the range could be sketched geometrically. You can't see around the truck unless you move a bit to the side, and then you can only see past the furthest edge of the truck. Is there some other consideration?
  4. Nov 23, 2010 #3

    Thanks for jumping in, I will gather all the information for this challenging problem and I will post here, so you can help on this matter, Thanks a bunch for the help.
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