Blind Spot? What Blind Spot? Jaguar Land Rover Sees a Friendly Ghost

Jaguar Land Rover introduces a friendly ghost for navigation and transparent pillars that seemingly eradicate blindspots. Automotive innovation for the sake of all? Yes, thank you.
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Jaguar Land Rover introduces a friendly ghost for navigation and transparent pillars that seemingly eradicate blindspots. Automotive innovation for the sake of all? Yes, thank you.

Holy, wow. Jaguar Land Rover has unleashed a research project to rival British counterpart's James Bond's Q with the "360° Virtual Urban Windscreen."

1. External cameras project images on screens on the inner surfaces of the pillars of your vehicle, filling in the "gaps" and giving the driver the impression of a pillarless, clear 360 degree driving view.

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2. The system projects a ghost car on the front windscreen ahead of you to follow for the safest, most direct navigation route, obviating the need to look down to cellphones, maps or dashboard GPS systems.

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Surely, this has to change something for Grand Theft Auto 6, right? By being able to highlight other cars, pedestrians and other dangerous elements of our urban environments, shouldn't players just be able to drive along unobstructed and unimpaired, whistling and wearing tweed drivers' caps??? Let's go to the videotape:

Just like the time we talked to you about the Skully motorcycle helmet - we love giving people the heads-up about heads-up tech. It's so "meta" of us.