Land Rover will reveal world’s first invisible car technology at New York Auto Show
The invisible Aston Martin Vanquish in Die Another Day was just a cooked up imagination but pictured well in the movie. Now in real life, Jaguar Land Rover is working on a Transparent Bonnet virtual imagining concept that will be the next best to a completely invisible car. The new camera-based technology will debut on Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept SUV at New York Auto Show on 16th April, so don’t miss it if you are anywhere around the city at that time. Cameras positioned in front of the car feed a Head-Up Display, thereby creating a see-through view of the terrain underneath, wheels and engine bay.
This technology will help the driver in getting a better idea of the terrain while driving up steep slopes or while parking in very confined spaces with a considerable gradient. The augmented reality view will show positioning and angle of the front wheels which will help the driver immensely in maneuvering the vehicle in any kind of tight space or while off-roading where determining the position of wheels is very important to get the required traction and control.
According to Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology for Jaguar Land Rover, the next three decades are going to be very exciting for the automotive technology as huge leap ahead will be made in every aspect of driving assistance, safety and driving pleasure.
In-effect this Transparent Bonnet virtual imagining concept makes Land Rover the pioneer in dream for making a completely invisible car. The augmented reality aspect of this technology opens up new avenues in automotive technology for the coming years.