Land Rover Discovery Vision concept debuts Transparent Hood at New York

The Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept will unveil at the New York International Auto Show in its global debut. This concept car will house the company’s new Transparent Bonnet (aka “Transparent Hood”) technology as part of a new suite of concept technologies.


The Transparent Bonnet works by utilizing cameras at the front of the vehicle to capture data and feed a heads-up display across the bottom of the windshield, giving the driver the illusion of seeing through the hood to the ground ahead.

The technology enables a driver climbing a steep incline or negotiating turns in a confined space to see a virtual view of both the terrain in front of the car and the angle and position of the front wheels.

Dr. Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology for Jaguar Land Rover said, “As our vehicles become more capable and offer increasing autonomy off-road, we will ensure the driver has the confidence to progress over any terrain. We are developing new technologies including the Transparent Hood to give drivers an augmented view of reality to help them tackle anything from the toughest off-road route to the tight confines of urban parking.”

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