Virgin Galactic has its first global partner, Land Rover

Link to the Press Release from 4/14.

http://www.interactivelandrover.com/discovery_vision_concept/DisplayRelease.php?itemID=721

We now have another reason to worship Sir Richard Branson. The goal of this partnership is to ” bring together two world leaders in adventure, innovation and exploration,” and to inspire young people to start careers in engineering, science and technology.

- Ok so, this means I can fly the new Discovery to work right? -

Probably not anytime soon. But the new Discovery Vision Concept that was debuted aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid and alongside the Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo must have been a memorable experience.

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Land Rover Announces Global Partnership With Virgin Galactic And Debuts Its Discovery Vision Concept Vehicle At The Intrepid Sea, Air And Space Museum In New York City – LAND ROVER

 

What is cool about the new Vision Concept is that it’s driven by augmented reality, which does not mean the same as “Driving under the influence.”

According to Land Rover, “The vehicle uses augmented reality technology to display a ‘see-through’ view of the terrain ahead, making the front of the car ‘virtually’ invisible from inside the cabin. Gesture Control allows you to open the doors, operate the indicators or turn on the headlamps simply by moving your hand, while Laser Referencing projects visible markings, symbols and imagery onto the ground to aid low speed or tricky maneuvers.”

That’s pretty incredible and one step closer to being able to throw your ride into auto-pilot to catch some needed zzz’s on the commute to work.

Land Rover Announces Global Partnership With Virgin Galactic And Debuts Its Discovery Vision Concept Vehicle At The Intrepid Sea, Air And Space Museum In New York City

Discovery Vision Concept - LAND ROVER

 

Brian Feulner

About Brian Feulner

As a visuals editor and photographer that loves outdoors recreation, Brian Feulner has made Maine home. Feulner makes his way to favorite outdoor locales by way of a 1998 cherry red Land Rover Discovery. Although, with a rover that has nearly 180,000 miles, getting there can be half the battle. Red Rover is a blog for Land Rover news, gear and the trials and tribulations of Landy ownership.