Introducing the 360 Jaguar Land Rover virtual windscreen
The manufacturer of cars such as the Discovery Sport and the Evoque, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has revealed new technology designed to make driving safer for the motorist. Without a doubt the future of driving will be linked in some way to augmented reality and JLR has now created a system designed to take out the blind spot, which can often be the cause of accidents.
Transparent roof pillars let the driver see what was once hidden by utilising cameras to project images and give better vision of what is going on around the vehicle. The absence of pillars reducing the driver's overall vision will give a clearer view of cyclists, motorbikes, pedestrians and other vehicles. Connecting the 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen to the cloud will enable the driver to enhance his or her navigation by following instructions and being able to see a 'ghost' car on the display unit. The driver will follow the virtual car in the same way as real one.
Speaking about the exciting development, JLR research director Dr Wolfgang Epple said that the company's research team had the ultimate goal of reducing road accidents and enhancing the driving experience on urban roads.
The company's revolutionary new 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen in conjunction with the Follow-MeGhost navigation system may have a way to go before it reaches the showrooms; however, it does demonstrate how technological advances taking place throughout the motoring industry can make a difference to driver safety.