This week Land Rover won the Innovation Award at the Autocar Awards 2019, for its ClearSight Ground View technology in the new Range Rover Evoque.
So what is ClearSight Ground View technology?
The Range Rover Evoque is the all-seeing SUV for the city, and the mountains giving a virtual 180-degree view beneath and immediately in front of the vehicle.
Imagine being able to see the ground beneath your wheels, as if the bonnet was invisible. This all sounds rather ‘concept car’ stuff to me, and indeed it was until recently. Now it’s a reality on the new Range Rover Evoque. ClearSight Ground View gives you a virtual view of the road that’s usually obscured, so you can better see extreme terrain, tight parking spaces or high city-center curbs.
How does it work?
The system uses forward-facing cameras in the front grille and on the door mirrors to help ClearSight Ground View give a more accurate representation of potential hazards with a virtual 180-degree view at speeds up to 30km/h (18mph).
The feed is displayed onto the new Evoque’s main touchscreen give a much better idea of the contours of the terrain and wheel position, which enables drivers to negotiate the driving maneuver more accurately, and safely by letting you see beneath and immediately in front of the vehicle.
It’s world-first technology from Range Rover to help you make more of your world – on the road and off it.
Land Rover effectively made the bonnet of the new Range Rover Evoque see-through with our ClearSight Ground View technology. Turning this concept into reality shows the commitment and creativity that has helped us make the original compact luxury SUV better than ever.
Alex Heslop, Director of Electronics and Software at Jaguar Land Rover
When we revealed the Discovery Vision Concept in 2014, we said its tech was being developed to offer our future customers unprecedented capability across any kind of terrain. Now those are today’s customers.
The new Range Rover Evoque builds on the strengths of the best-selling original. With ClearSight Ground View the first luxury compact SUV is now the all-seeing SUV for the city and the mountains. Land Rover, yet again go above and beyond and lead the way in future technology.
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