If you have Land Rover’s new ClearSight Ground View tech, say goodbye to kerbed wheels forever.
The revolutionary technology lets you “see through” your car to the ground below, enabling the driver to get a better view of the road.
It sounds like it should be in the concept-car realm, but Land Rover has made it a reality.
In fact, the technology debuts on the new Range Rover Evoque.
According to Land Rover, ClearSight Ground View gives the drive a “virtual view” of the road that’s usually obscured, like near the fenders.
That helps drivers better see “extreme terrain”, Land Rover says.
But name a Land Rover/Range Rover driver who actually does serious off-roading in their expensive toys, and I’ll show you a Rolls-Royce owner who uses their car to transport coal.
No. ClearSight Ground View, in fact, works far better to prevent kerbed wheels, and helps drivers navigate tight parking spaces.
Cameras, positioned in the front grille and on the door mirrors, produce video feeds that are combined to allow the driver to see beneath and immediately in front of the vehicle.
That video is fed to the car’s central touchscreen, giving the driver a 180-degree view of potential hazards.
The system works at speeds of up to 30km/h.
“We have effectively made the bonnet of the new Range Rover Evoque see-through with our ClearSight Ground View technology,” said director of electronics and software at Jaguar Land Rover Alex Heslop.
“Turning this concept into reality shows the commitment and creativity that has helped us make the original compact luxury SUV better than ever.”