Jaguar Land Rover release new technology to make driving safer

Posted on 11 Jul 2014 by The Manufacturer

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed their new “Jaguar Virtual Windscreen”. A monitor that projects hazards, speed and navigation on to the windscreen making it easier for drivers to concentrate and less necessary to look away from the road.

They are also researching remote gesture controls, limiting the need to look at or feel for buttons and switches to press, and 3D image instrument cluster, which could end the need for a rear view mirror by using cameras and virtual displays. This could help drivers more accurately judge speed and distance of other vehicles.

Dr Wolfgang Epple, Director of Research and Technology for Jaguar Land Rover, said: “We are working on research projects that will give the driver better information.

“By presenting high quality images, a driver need only look at a display once. Showing virtual images that allow the driver to accurately judge speed and distance will enable better decision-making.”