It has become clear recently that Jaguar wants to established itself as a premium brand with a particular emphasis on technology, with the “360 Virtual Urban Windscreen” technology to be the next step.
The system, of which a first edition we saw on the Land Rover Discovery Vision concept in April, uses screens that display real-time images taken by cameras on the outside of the car, that cover “blind” corners. According to the company, this technology will allow cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles to always be visible around the car.
When the driver shakes his head and shows the intention to change direction, the system automatically makes the left or right column “transparent”. Jaguar says that when the system is connected to the Cloud, the technology has the ability to provide information on available parking spaces or the price of gasoline/diesel at gas stations. Finally, the “360 Virtual Urban Windscreen” makes off-roading easier for obvious reasons.
Apart from this, the Jaguar-Land Rover is developing a system called “Follow-Me Ghost Car Navigation”. This technology displays an image of a car in front of the drivers actual car, so that he can follow the first car until his destination.