Land Rover’s “transparent hood” technology gives drivers a view of what’s going on under the hood and in front of the SUV by making the hood virtually disappear.
Next week Land Rover is giving the world a preview of its new Discovery SUV and now Land Rover has revealed one of the new technology features on the concept. The new “transparent hood” technology gives drivers a view of what’s going on under the hood and in front of the SUV by making the hood virtually disappear.
The system uses cameras placed in the grille to feed a Head-Up Display, effectively creating a ‘see-through’ view of the terrain through the hood and engine bay. The technology enables a driver climbing a steep incline or maneuvering in a confined space to see an augmented reality view capturing not only the terrain in front of the car but also the angle and position of the front wheels.
“As our vehicles become more capable and autonomous off-road, we will ensure the driver has the confidence to allow the car to continue to progress, over any terrain. We are developing new technologies including the Transparent Bonnet to give drivers an augmented view of reality to help them tackle anything from the toughest off-road route to the tight confines of an urban car park,” stated Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology for Jaguar Land Rover.
Source: Land Rover