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transparent bonnet

A transparent hood technology developed by Land Rover that allows the driver to see the road surface just in front of and underneath the nose of the vehicle. The technology uses a web of cameras and projectors to capture real-time images of the area that would normally be hidden from the driver onto a head-up display along the lower portion of the windshield. The effect is breathtaking, offering the ability to see obstacles and terrain that would otherwise be invisible, and to allow precise placement of the vehicle's front wheels—both key improvements to the off-roading experience.

In addition to the unprecedented view of the terrain under the nose, the system also relays a head-up display of key vehicle data, including speed, incline, roll angle, steering position, and drive mode. Additionally, the solution is also useful in an urban environment as it gives drivers an augmented view of the tight confines of urban parking and roadside curbs.

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