More recently, Jaguar and Land Rover both teased something similar a couple of years ago, with the former offering up a "virtual windscreen" concept, a video-game-like experience that could even help you on a racetrack, and the latter using advanced HUD technology to create an "invisible windshield" that, in tandem with cameras mounted underneath the vehicle, could help you see what's immediately in front of you.
With the capability of smartphones, these days, the driver's seat has become a center for unwanted distractions. In addition to taking in information about what your car is doing, you're now bombarded with phone calls, texts, Spotify options, and so many other apps demanding your time and focus. It's a narrative that sounds like a commercial from the hopeful 1950s, but screens in front of, to the side of, and in the hands of today's driver are now a burden for concentration. What's the solution? Your windshield is about to become very, very valuable real estate.
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