Land Rover has made a car with a feature they’re calling a ‘Transparent Hood’ that allows the driver to see the terrain just in front of and beneath the vehicle.
Jaguar Land Rover is debuting a concept car with a feature they are calling a ‘Transparent Hood’ that allows the driver to see the terrain just in front of and beneath the vehicle.
The hood itself isn’t actually see-through, and the under-car viewing happens via cameras, projectors, and a heads up display.
Given how the vista is situated on the windshield, it just seems like the front part of the car is clear.
Technicalities aside, the feature offers drivers a serious advantage in navigating tough terrain.
The concept vehicle was made with off-roading in mind, and the display also gives other important information like roll angle, incline, speed, and steering position.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Research and Technology assured city drivers that their unique needs are also something the company takes seriously.
He said, “We are developing new technologies including the Transparent Hood to give drivers an augmented view of reality to help them tackle anything from the toughest off-road route to the tight confines of urban parking.”
The public can get a glimpse of the Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept and its futuristic technology at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.