Called ‘Transparent Bonnet’, the system will use a head-up display to project a view of the terrain underneath and directly in front of the vehicle, shot from cameras located behind the grill. It’ll also show the angle and position of the wheels.
It’s part of a package of new technologies that we’ll see showcased on Land Rover’s new Discovery Vision concept vehicle on 16th April at the New York International Auto Show. And it’s not the only new development that Land Rover has up its sleeve.
Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology for JLR, said: ‘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.
‘We believe the next 25 years will be the most exciting and dynamic the automotive industry has ever experienced. There will be huge strides in environmental innovation, in safety and capability.’
For more information on the upcoming concept vehicle, see our previous news story here.