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LAND ROVER LABS THE ALL-SEEING SUV Already supremely capable on- and off-road, the LandRover Discovery Sport and Range Rover (YRTXHEHQHƓWIURP/DQG5RYHUōVODWHVWFXWWLQJHGJHLQQRYDWLRQJDLQLQJWKHXOWLPDWHLQIURQW and rear visibility technology: ClearSight Ground View and the ClearSight Rear View mirror CLEARSIGHT GROUND VIEW ClearSight Ground View* is a ZRUOGƓUVWWHFKQRORJ\GHYHORSHG by LandRover that allows you to see what’s directly ahead of, and underneath, the front of the vehicle. Using cameras in the front grille and the door mirrors, the system’s computer brings the feeds from the total vision system together to build a virtual 180° forward view, shown on the central touchscreen. The driver is able to see an extended area of the surrounding environment as well as the position of the vehicle’s ‘ghosted’ front wheels. While particularly useful for maintaining real-world visibility as you negotiate rocky off-road terrain, Ground View is equally effective in the city, allowing you to avoid high kerbs and position the car seamlessly between the lines of tight parking spaces. 6HHLQJZKHUH\RXUZKHHOVDUHLVWKHNH\WRFRQƓGHQWRIIURDGLQJ 15m ƓHOGRIYLVLRQ 8.53m ƓHOGRIYLVLRQ &RQYHQWLRQDOƓHOGRIYLVLRQ ClearSight Ground View 3 Number of cameras used to provide a view that effectively makes the bonnet transparent 180° Breadth of high-resolution view given on the central touchscreen 1.2m on either side of the vehicle is made visible by the cameras 18 MPH The vehicle speed up to which ClearSight Ground View operates *ClearSight GroundView is an optional feature. ClearSight GroundView camera is dependent on 360 Surround Camera System. Check surroundings for safety. **ClearSight RearView Mirror is an optional feature. Bifocal or varifocal users who cannot easily adjust focus on the ClearSight digital rear-view image can revert to standard rear-view mirror mode at any time. 76
LAND ROVER LABS All in-car features should be used by drivers only when safe to do so. Drivers must ensure they are in full control of the vehicle at all times CLEARSIGHT REAR VIEW MIRROR Rear view mirrors are a brilliantly simple, time-tested technology that work perfectly – until they’re obscured by carrying a passenger, or a large object in the boot. LandRover’s ClearSight Rear View** mirror provides a smart solution to this longstanding problem by allowing you to turn the standard rear-view PLUURULQWRDQKLJKGHƓQLWLRQ YLGHRVFUHHQDWWKHŴLFNRI a switch. The system uses a roof-mounted rear-facing FDPHUDƓWWHGLQVLGHWKHYHKLFOHōV antennae roof pod. A highresolution video feed is sent directly to the screen in place of the rear-view mirror, ensuring that a clear view backwards is always available. That view DOVRGRXEOHVWKHGULYHUōVƓHOG of vision, as well as reducing dangerous blind spots. The system’s 1.7-megapixel camera has a hydrophobic coating on its lens to ensure that it isn’t affected by water droplets or mud to provide the clearest image possible. This is true even after dark. ClearSight offers increased visibility in low light conditions and minimum distraction from ‘light bloom’ in the mirror caused by lights behind you. Vehicle in blind spot 25° conventional ƓHOGRIYLVLRQ 50° ClearSight ƓHOGRIYLVLRQ Vehicle in blind spot An uninterrupted view of whatever is behind you, regardless of what’s in the back 2x 5HDUƓHOGRIYLVLRQLV double that of a normal rear-view mirror, reducing blind spots and giving you a much wider view out of the back ROCK SOLID The camera lens features auto image stabilisation for a consistent, clear rear view 60 image frames per second displayed by the roof-mounted smart camera (during the day; in night conditions it runs at 30 FPS) INSTANT SWITCH Go from normal rear-view mirror to video screen and vice-versa at the touch of a button 77
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.