Land Rover’s New Camera Technology Lets Drivers See ‘Through’ the Car’s Hood

hoodFor years, different kinds of cameras have acted as smart mirrors for vehicles, helping drivers better see what’s happening behind them. Now luxury SUV maker Land Rover is expanding on that idea, incorporating a camera under the hood to help drivers better see what’s happening right in front of them.

The technology is called the “Transparent Bonnet,” and it overlays a camera feed onto the inside of the vehicle’s windshield, making it simple to see what would normally be the unseeable space below and just in front of the hood. This means that, unlike most vehicle camera tech of today, the driver needn’t look anywhere but straight out the front window to observe what’s happening in the sight of the cameras.

The “invisibility” illusion of the hood is simply a product of the camera images being overlaid atop it.  More

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