JLR working on 360 degree car view

JLR working on 360 degree car view

Motorists could soon enjoy an uninterrupted 360 degree view out of their car, thanks to a new research project from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

Dr Wolfgang Epple, director of research and technology at JLR, said the aim is to give urban drivers a better experience and reduce the number of road accidents.

The project will see screens incorporated into the pillars inside the vehicle, which will project images from a live video feed provided by cameras outside the car.

This would make walkers, cyclists and other cars in the "blind spot" visible, according to Dr Epple.

The design could even include a "halo" on the vehicle's virtual windscreen - to highlight the movement of other road users - by combining the pillar screens with an advanced Heads-Up display.

The idea is that the system would automatically make the left or right pillar transparent whenever the driver indicates to change direction, moves their head when overtaking, or when the car approaches a junction.

Copyright Press Association 2014