Jaguar Land Rover's ground-breaking 'Urban Windscreen' technology
Land Rover has created a virtually enhanced windscreen, dubbed the
Urban Windscreen, which allows for aided navigation, the elimination of
blindspots, assisted hazard detection, and much more. The Urban
Windscreen essentially turns your vehicle's entire windscreen into a
Heads Up Display, presenting virtual information layered over what the
driver can see in real life.
The Ghost Car application, for
instance, projects an ethereal car the driver can follow, showing which
lane or exit to take. Information like available parking spaces, petrol
prices, addresses, and even traffic light timers can be displayed to
augment the driver's experience. On top of this though, are the cameras
and screens embedded in the car's pillars. Potentially completely
eliminating blindspots, the screens activate when the vehicle is
changing lanes or being overtaken, allowing the driver to see through
JLR's Director of Research and Technology, Dr Wolfgang
Epple, said the technology was designed to make driving safer and
easier, "Driving on city streets can be a stressful experience, but
imagine being able to drive across town without having to look at road
signs, or be distracted trying to locate a parking space. If we can keep
the driver's eyes on the road ahead and present information in a
non-distracting way, we can help drivers make better decisions in the
most demanding and congested driving environments."
release date on any vehicle with these features, but Jaguar Land Rover
are expected to have the technology in production models by 2020. Until
then, you can see the Urban Windscreen at work here.
Ayrton Senna's first F1 car is up for sale
sale: the 1983 Toleman TG183B in which Ayrton Senna made his Formula 1
debut, starting a career that would finally see him become arguably the
sport's greatest legend. Designed by Rory Byrne and Pat Symonds for F1
privateers Toleman in 1983, the TG183B first raced at the Brazilian
Grand Prix in March 1984. It was also the car that won Senna his first
World Championship point, when he placed sixth in Kyalami, South Africa.
his final race in the TG183B was at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola,
the circuit which would famously claim his life 10 years later. After
it was retired, the Toleman was retained by the team until the 90's,
when it was sold to a private collector in the USA (who restored it).
Senna's TG183B comes with original Hart Turbo engine and the full
documentation and history. Interested collectors can inquire here.