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Land Rover's Transparent Hood is X-ray Vision Awesomeness

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See-through "bonnet" provides an off-roading high-tech edge.

With the unveiling of the Discovery Vision Concept at the NY Auto Show just days away, Land Rover has released this insane video detailing one of the features of its upcoming SUV. The "Transparent Bonnet" combines a series of grille-mounted cameras with a high-tech head-up display, allowing drivers to "see through" their hoods in order to overcome obstacles on offroad tracks. No, you won’t be seeing the engine components at work, but rather gain a clear view of the road beneath them.

The cameras capture road data and process them to a windshield display, creating a "see-through view of the pathway ahead." It also creates a digital indication of the wheels' positioning, allowing adventurers to plot their next move through rocky terrain, steep inclines or even elusive curbs and parked cars.

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