JLR develops transparent pillar & ‘Follow Me’ ghost Car Navigation concepts – IAB Report

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014 - 5:00pm IST

The technologies reduce the potential for accidents.

Jaguar Land Rover’s R&D division has been firing on all cylinders this year. The automaker revealed several futuristic technology concepts like the transparent bonnet and HUD windscreen. JLR ends 2014 in style with two new tech concepts called the Transparent Pillar and ‘Follow Me’ Ghost Car Navigation.

JLR Transparent Pillar 360 Urban Virtual Windscreen
The Transparent Pillar technology eliminates blind spots.

The Transparent Pillar concept, also called as the 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen involves screens that are embedded on the inner surfaces of all the pillars. These screens will offer a live video feed from cameras covering the angles that are otherwise blinded by the pillars.

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When the driver indicates to change direction, moves the head to look over his/her shoulder during an overtake manoeuvre, or as the vehicle approaches a junction, the system would automatically make the relevant pillars transparent.

JLR Follow Me Ghost Car Navigation
The ‘Follow Me’ Ghost Car Navigation technology projects a virtual car on the windscreen.

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Understanding that the most effective way of navigation is to follow someone who knows the route, JLR engineers are developing the ‘Follow Me’ Ghost Car Navigation technology which makes use of the HUD windscreen concept to project a virtual car ahead, leading a turn-by-turn navigation.

More details and quotes are available in the press release.

JLR Transparent Pillar and ‘Follow Me’ Ghost Car Navigation – Image Gallery

JLR Transparent Pillar and ‘Follow Me’ Ghost Car Navigation – Press Release

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6 thoughts on “JLR develops transparent pillar & ‘Follow Me’ ghost Car Navigation concepts – IAB Report

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    All publicity and less substance! Nothing new as practically every major high end auto manufacturers are offering these now and not few years from now. If you look at what JLR offers as safety equipment; it is pathetic compared to MB. I think it is a good move as that was one of the reason why I did not buy the JLR product.

    1. Shaji George says:

      Princess Diana was travelling in MB when she met an accident and died. So there is nothing to boast about MB. Tata has revitalized JLR which was dying in ford’s hand as they had a mouthful to chew. Shedding JLR and Volvo has made the american legend to do better with it’s original activities.

      1. Dr. Nayak says:

        That was in 1997 and they were travelling at 125 mph, and the bodyguard still survived. As usual the Princess was not wearing the seat belt! For argument sake, even if it was a 2014 JLR model the outcome would be far worst.

  2. Joy says:


  3. Govind A Nair says:

    JLR is all set to invade the world market 🙂 Its good for the TATAs too as they are readying to co-produce TATA cars with the JLR “) 🙂


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