A leading car manufacturer has devised a method to control car aficionados from leaking classified information about their upcoming vehicle releases.
With the need to conduct test drives for new car models in public while maintaining the commitment to secrecy in details that are not mean to be publicized yet, Ford has developed a new type of camouflage that can help them conceal any confidential data in the most efficient way possible.
Dubbed as "The Brick", this camouflage literally takes its structure from a pile of bricks. According to CNET, this design is meant not to help blend the car to the environment where it is located. Instead, it is intended to distort any new features included so that it won't be easily noticed or worse, photographed by anybody.
"The Brick" has been specifically designed with a hefty amount of layering and optical illusion to a point that you won't be able to pinpoint which parts of the car the manufacturers are trying to hide. Specifically, this design does not allow cameras to precisely focus on particular parts of their model cars.
Previous efforts to hide upcoming vehicle models from the public have seemed to backfire - similar to how one of Ford's rivals, Mercedes Benz, has been spotted test driving their new model earlier this month.
According to Carbuzz, the automaker was spotted testing their upcoming Mercedes-AMG A43 in Southern Europe. Despite the blatant attempt to cover up anything confidential with camouflages, they were still able to capture some important additions to the said unit which include enlarged brake rotors that can help in improving cooling mechanisms as well as dual tailpipes that assist in engine performance.
With "The Brick" in place, Ford hopes to avert such instances especially when the attention is all on them on the test drives that they will be doing for their upcoming vehicles.