Focusing on how to improve the driving experience around the busy and hectic city, Jaguar Land Rover is developing innovative technologies such as 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen and Follow-Me Ghost Car Navigation. Their aim is to ensure safer, more convenient and less distracting urban driving.
One of the new systems will offer the driver a 360o view out of the vehicle, without being disturbed by the pillars that support the roof. There is going to be a screen attached to the surface of each pillar inside the vehicle and it will extract live video information from cameras. In addition, the installed cameras will cover usually obscured corners outside the car in the blind spots made by the A, B and C-pillars. Consequently, other automobiles, road users and their movements will be visible from any angle.
Connecting the virtual windscreen to the Cloud will unleash the full capacity of 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen technology. Moreover, when the car is connected to roadside infrastructure and businesses in relation to the city environment, the innovative Virtual Urban Windscreen will deliver information about petrol station prices, number of parking spaces available and so on. As a result, drivers won't have to search for such information on their own because the system will do it instead.
What is more, Jaguar Land Rover specialists are also creating Follow-MeGhost Car Navigation which will navigate the car to a certain destination by depicting an image of a car in front of the driver's vehicle. This way the driver will be able to follow it in order to reach the right location.
What do you think? Will this really make driving less stressful?
Source: Jaguar Land Rover