OK, so it’s not actually a hood that’s transparent. In a way, it’s even cooler. As The Verge describes it:
The Transparent Bonnet Concept utilizes cameras mounted in the car’s grille to capture a view of the road that’s usually obscured by the hood. This data is then fed to a heads-up display that shows the video in real-time at the bottom of the windscreen, overlaying where a driver sees their car’s bonnet and effectively giving the impression that it — and the engine — are transparent.
Sound cool? Watch the video. It’s even cooler.
I’m still holding out for self-driving cars, but this ain’t bad either.