A few days back, Land Rover confirmed its plan to unveil the new Discovery Vision Concept at New York Auto Show this month. It was presumed that the Vision Concept will showcase some astonishing advance features that will make the future Land Rovers more safe and secure while purposefully alleviating their already benchmarked off-road capabilities. The company has confirmed the same by revealing one futuristic 'Transparent Bonnet' technology, to be displayed on the new concept.
Most of you might be surprising while seeing the image above, but Transparent Bonnet is actually a head-up display that is syncronised and receives live view from the cameras mounted around the bonnet and the front grille of the car, which the system is featured on. The cameras display what is underneath the car on bonnet and aid the driver to counter the exigencies and hidden obstacles that are common while doing off-roading or driving under acute road conditions.
Land Rover Transparent Bonnet Technology
According to Land Rover, the technology “shows how advanced technology will take Land Rover’s unrivalled capability to the next level.” The “see-through” augmented reality view of the terrain ahead makes the front of the car “virtually” invisible from inside the cabin. 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,” said Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology for Jaguar Land Rover.