Jaguar Wants To Turn Your Car Into A Video Game

Jaguar's designers just dropped a new windshield display unit concept that basically merges your real life with your video game life. It's got all the basic stuff like road hazard warnings, speed limit indicators, and your navigation. Oh, but then it does so much more. If you're on a race track, it can show you the proper racing line to follow, and even tell you when you should start braking. And that's just the beginning.

It'll also let you "race" against ghost cars from other people's real-world laps. Just as amazing—and potentially game-changing for the weekend driver—is that the system can use virtual cones to create any course. It's good for both teaching novice drivers things like emergency lane changes, and for autocross events, where the entire course can be drawn on your HUD.

Check out this video of the demonstration, then hope this makes it to production some day.

Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's done enough autocross in his day to know how amazing it would be to have a virtual course with no need to pick up fallen cones.