The other day a guy came into a local shop. Everyone was in awe because it was a BMW 745IL and as he came in from outside the tint on the windows went away. As he went back outside, all the windows except the front window automatically darkend. Now I know that this wasn't factory done but does anyone know of a company that does this kind of stuff? I would have asked the guy but he already had enough people around gawking at his car already. Thanks
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I've read something about polarized moonroofs a while back, but it's not as simple as just getting the window tinted with film. It works with a flip of a switch or something and the moonroof gets darker and can become completely dark until you can hardly see through it.
There is a company in Australia linky that has a variable tint glass which uses electricity to modify the level of tint in glass. It looks like this application is primarily for buildings, but the same technology should be available for automotive use. That would be even higher on the cool factor the this BMW which sounds like it was photosensitive (like my glasses in 7th grade )
The new ferrari super america has glass that passes electrical current through it to darken or lighten depending on the angle of the sun on the window. So it could have been a similar feature that was added on. I imagine it cost some bucks. I think that is how the ferrari works but I am not sure but I know it does pass electric through it.
Saw that about the Ferrari a while back now that you mention it...got bored at work (what else is new)...did some searching...found:
From The Irish Times:
As for the future, industry sources believe that cars of the future will be fitted with electro-photochromic glass. It automatically changes tint depending on the strength of the light, just like the photosensitive rear-view mirrors that darken to prevent dazzling from behind.
However, photochromic glass is currently only available on the sunroof of the Maybach, as an optional extra for about €20,000.
translucent windows....really slick big $$ -- for example, roof on the maybach comes standard with a electric switch/dial that allows you to regulate how much light comes through.....the more light it blocks the darker it looks....
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