Wrong way round
I would much rather it blocked out that overbright fusion reactor during the day and let me see the stars at night.
Like the idea of a car that has the all-round clear viewing of a convertible but doesn't let the rain in? Philips and chemicals giant BASF are working on the basis for just such a notion, using OLED technology. The two companies have created an OLED roof panel that's transparent when turned off. Turn it on and the panel …
Though what you describe is some kind of double glazed funkiness. This, I'm wondering how it will work at night since even a flashlight on in the car can turn a windscreen into a mirror. During daylight hours, how much light will those panels have to generate to counteract the sun?
Cool invention though.
Peachy - yet another thing making the cockpit of my car brighter than the night around it. That will go well with all the flashing blue LEDs in the speakers, the radio that, inexplicably, runs an animation of a dolphin breaching all the time on the display, the satnav display.
No wonder everybody feels the need to run their brights all the time, along with their fog lights - they CAN'T SEE otherwise.
The one with the roll of masking tape in the pocket.
If the cabin of the car was as bright as the concept picture, how would you see out of the car to be able to drive it? It would be a bit like the goldfish bowl effect of standing in a room at night, with all the lights on, and no curtains -you can't see outside, but the whole world gets to look in. Not a good approach for driving surely??
clever idea tho, but not sure how practical it would be...
... another way to drive up cost, complexity, resultant failure rate and repair cost of automobiles. It's almost as brilliant as a fancy all electronic gadgetized dash appliance that I'm not supposed to be looking at when driving for safety (and possible legal) reasons.
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