Cameras and sensors have been incorporated into the all-terrain system to visualize the environment ahead while inputting the data so that Terrain-i can actively adjust itself to traverse the road surface accordingly. In the city, Terrain-i also has the aptitude to identify civilians and self-brake prior to impact should the driver be inattentive. Furthermore, Wade Aid reconfigures the DC100 into a submarine by allowing it to sonically measure water depths for safe stream and river crossings. Self-parking, 3G connectivity, smart phone compatibility, and a Start/Stop feature add to the technological enhancements found in both vehicles.
As stated previously, itâ€™s a challenge for any company to upgrade a living legend, particularly when it has lived up to its original intention and far exceeded the boundaries of the Britâ€™s expectations and wildest imaginations. Land Roverâ€™s Design Director, Gerry McGovern, might have summed it up best. â€œReplacing the iconic Defender is one of the biggest challenges in the automotive world. It is a car that has inspired people worldwide. These arenâ€™t production ready concepts but the beginning of a four-year journey to design a relevant Defender for the 21st Century,â€ he stated stated. Well then, letâ€™s get on to the next one.