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Land Rover’s Transparent Bonnet Revealed


Land Rover has revealed its Transparent Bonnet virtual imaging concept, one part of its suite of new concept technologies that they will display at the New York International Motor Show. Cameras located in the vehicle’s grille capture data used to feed a Head-Up Display, effectively creating a ‘see-through’ view of the terrain through the bonnet and engine bay, breaking new ground in visual driver assistance. The technology, named Transparent Bonnet by its creators, shows how advanced technology will take Land Rover’s unrivalled capability to the next level. The technology enables a driver climbing a steep incline or manoeuvring 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.

Commenting on this technology, Dr. Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology for Jaguar Land Rover said, “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”.