To be clear from the outset the windscreen is real but the virtual world projected onto it is not. Jaguar’s new virtual windscreen combines projection, sensing and data processing technology to take the heads up display to video game levels. Projecting across the entire windscreen all of the information you need for precision driving, and more.
The virtual windscreen has your next track day covered too with the ability to display your lap stats, times and position in the race. Everything that any decent driving game would have on display is there too; racing line, breaking guidance, ghost car competitor and virtual cones for parking lot tracks or as Jaguar describes it ‘driver training’.
Jaguar already uses infra red cameras and a simple HUD technology to warn of night time obstacles. The full HUD could extend this to also show the edges of the road, obstacles and even ice patches with the right sensors installed. In fact the display is only limited by the sensors connected to it.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is evidence that the future is far closer than anyone could have expected. Sit back, relax and put the pedal to the metal.
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Jaguar have this week shown off the F-Type cranked up to 11, the Project 7 F-Type. Rolled out at this weeks Goodwood Festival of Speed to celebrate the D-Types 60th anniversary the Project 7 attracted as much attention for the rumble of its engine as it did for its beautiful lines.
Only 250 of the street legal track cars will be manufactured by Jaguars Special Operations division who designed and built the new model in just 4 months. Having endowed the 7 with 542bhp the engine and aero changes produce a 0 to 60 time of 3.8 seconds. By the way the 7 in Project 7 celebrates Jaguars 7 Le Mans wins, 3 of which were D-Type wins.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the answer to the question of more, yes we can and yes it is good. Turn your volume up to 11, the sound alone is worth whatever Jaguar asks for this rolling masterpiece. Sit back, relax and prepare to be exhilarated by a Jaguar.
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Something is missing from Jaguar. As a company whose name has been built on sports car performance and luxury interiors it may seem unusual that they haven’t had a true 2 seater sports car in it’s line-up since the X-Type and E-Types, some 50 years ago. Jaguar is about to change this sad fact in the most astounding way, let me introduce you to the Jaguar F-Type, two seater super sports car.
Recently at the Beijing Motor Show (2012) Jaguar released more tasty morsels of information in the build up to the 2013 launch of the new F-Type. Jaguar is drip feeding the rumour mill with morsels of information, pictures and video of their new curvaceous dream machine.
Early photo’s of the prototypes were released by Jaguar in 2011, shortly after confirmed the project would go into production. While the photo’s did wet the publics appetite, generating a substantial buzz, the cars were only partially naked, with the curves of the front and rear covered in pattered paint jobs to mask their true lines.
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