Better driving with Discovery Vision’s Transparent Bonnet
Land Rover, best known for its impressively large SUVs, has come-up with a new imaging technology that will help drivers steer and park better. The new Discovery Vision will be the first to benefit from this technology which draws on concepts already common in modern fighter planes. The ‘Transparent Bonnet’ is a essentially a virtual imaging system that uses cameras and heads-up displays to make it appear as if the bonnet were made of glass. Cameras positioned in the vehicles grille record real-time images of the area normally obscured by the bonnet. These images are then projected onto a heads-up display on the bottom of the windshield. The new system is designed as an aid for off-road driving and maneuvering in tight spaces.
The ‘Transparent Bonnet’ concept will be fully unveiled next week at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.