Continental has an answer for that. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – December 26, 2019 Continental’s Transparent Hood Technology Earns CES 2020 Innovation Award. Continental has earned a CES 2020 Innovation Award in the Vehicle Intelligence and Transportation product category for its state-of-the-art Transparent Hood technology. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 28 categories. Continental’s Transparent Hood technology is first to market globally. It displays the area beneath the vehicle to the driver, giving the ability to see obstacles and terrain that would otherwise be obstructed from the driver’s view. The technology is based on Continental’s Surround View system, consisting of four cameras and a control unit that delivers images to the vehicle's display. With Continental’s unique approach of using only existing Surround View cameras and an intelligent image processing algorithm, the driver can easily see the ground view immediately in front of them, allowing for additional safety and convenience while driving. This first of its kind technology has the potential to make a major impact on drivers everywhere, especially with reducing vehicle damages while parking. While it will have limited use for most drivers on-road other than when launching from a stop to verify the road ahead is clear, off-road is an entirely different animal. Consider Ford’s Raptor which includes a low-slung front view camera for watching everything up front and shown on the central display. This next generation tech allows you to see through everything to know where your wheels are, what direction they are pointed, and could make a huge difference for the off-road crowd. I can almost guarantee this tech will be included on a Jeep Wrangler and RAM Rebel in short order.