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Jaguar’s ‘virtual windscreen concept’ looks like something out of a video game

Cars with windscreen HUDs, or Heads-Up Displays, have become more prevalent in recent years, however, many of these are simply token efforts at showing dashboard information in a more visible spot on the windscreen. While it might be gimmicky, possibly even useful, it hasn’t quite reached the potential of what is possible when superimposing holographic information over the road in front of you. Jaguar and Land Rover have just shown off a ‘virtual windscreen concept’ which might just do that by imposing holographic information in front of you, showing an application of the concept in a racing setting. Check out their video below:

It’s definitely something that video game enthusiasts might have already seen in video games, but for it to be applied to real life driving is quite something else, particularly with the last ability shown in the video of superimposing obstacles for driver training. While the shown abilities might seem better suited to racing scenarios, this might also be quite useful in day-to-day driving, particularly giving visual aids to new or aging drivers, and the potential to represent useful information on the windscreen for drivers is basically limitless. Jaguar has a habit of introducing incredibly exciting concepts and not putting them into full production, so let’s hope that they actually give this one a decent consideration.

What do you think about Jaguar’s ‘virtual windscreen concept’? Think this will catch on in the future? Let us know what your thoughts are.

Source: YouTube via Mashable

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  • I love the concept. I’m curious how (or even if) they’d be able to port this over to street driving. I think with a combination of satellite data and forward looking sensors it’s definitely doable.