We’re sure you’ve all come across sci-fi movies or concepts where people interact with see-through screens where the information has been projected onto the glass. It makes for a very sleek concept, and now it seems that Jaguar Land Rover is considering bringing such a feature to their vehicles in the future.
Their concept has been dubbed the Virtual Windscreen and basically it would display information such as hazard, speed, and navigation graphics onto the driver’s windscreen. It will also add racing line and braking guidance, along with virtual cones if the driver was looking to get a bit more performance out of their vehicle (although we can imagine this could be dangerous on the road).
The car manufacturer also plans on including gesture controls, thus reducing the need for drivers to press buttons while they drive. It’s a pretty awesome concept but for now, it is just that, a concept. There’s no telling when Jaguar Land Rover plans on introducing these features into their vehicles, but it’s definitely worth looking forward to.
According to Dr. Wolfgang Epple, the Director of Research and Technology, “We have identified which functions still need to be controlled by physical buttons and which could be controlled by gesture and carefully calibrated motion sensors. The system is currently being tested on a number of features including sunblinds, rear wipers and satellite navigation maps. It has the potential to be on sale within the next few years.”
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