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Land Rover to reveal invisible car technology at New York Auto Show

Land Rover is about to reveal what most of us would consider impossible at the upcoming New York International Auto show; invisible car technology. While it might sound crazy, the technology will allow drivers to see through the bonnet and underneath the car.

Land Rover Digital Imaging Concept Technology

External cameras located in the car’s grille capture data and beam it through a head-up display, creating a ‘see-through’ effect for the driver.

The technology would be useful in off road situations, or manoeuvring in confined spaces. It would also allow the driver to better understand the angle and position of the front wheels.

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.”

“As our vehicles become more capable and autonomous off-road, we will ensure the driver has the confidence to allow the car to continue to progress, over any terrain. 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.”

The Discovery Vision Concept will be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show on April 16.

Josh was one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine for a few years, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist for The Project Group.