It’s crazy to think that at one time cars didn’t have seatbelts. Sometime in the future, people will wonder how we got by with safety technologies that don’t exist yet, which will make life a whole lot less painful for humanity.
Below is a glimpse of some safety features cars may have in the near future. This cutting-edge tech could one day literally save your life, or the life of a loved one, making it essentially invaluable.

Land Rover invisible hood

The first thought a lot of people have when they hear about this technology is Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak or Frodo’s ring. Instead of using some sort of witchcrafty magic, the Brits have just come up with pretty clever technology to make it appear like the hood on an SUV has disappeared.

Cameras on the front of the vehicle send an image to the windshield, which projects it over the driver’s view. Anyone who has gone off-roading knows this is a useful feature, because it could help you avoid driving straight into a deep ravine or over your buddy who passed out after throwing back one too many cold ones on the trail.

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