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We all have a problem with seeing at an intersection with tight corners because of the front pillars. Jaguar and Land Rover are aware of this problem and, instead of building a new design of the pillar, they solved the problem with the help of technology.

Jaguar and Land Rover will embed in the surface of each pillar inside the car and will take a live video feed from cameras covering the angles outside the car usually obscured in the blind spots created by the A, B and C-pillars. This way, pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles would be visible all around the car - and by combining the transparent pillars with an advanced high quality Heads-Up display.

When the driver indicates to change direction, when they move their head to look over their shoulder during an overtake manoeuvre, or as the vehicle approaches a junction, the system would automatically make the left- or right-hand side pillars transparent.

The technology is called '360 Virtual Urban Windscreen' and will be further developed so in the future could also enhance navigation by advising the driver to turn left or right at more visible landmarks, such as pubs or shops, rather than just road signs or street names.

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