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Old 6th June 2012, 13:30   #2386
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This company already has automotive application ready..is this acceptable alternate??
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Product looks good, they have an office in India which area not sure. BUt i guess that switching on/off would be cumbersome. Another alternative to maintain visibility with heat rejection is Windshield Experts Coolglas

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I drove from Sarjapur road to Whitefield sticking to non main roads as much as possible, and didnt see police action anywhere against sunfilms. Looks like the its the lull before the storm.
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I guess the cost of putting this up in our regular cars (read <10lakhs) would amount to shelling out the ex-showrrom price of the vehicle itself

But seriously this is a very good technology and probably if mass produced would become affordable to some extent.
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The stranage thing I noticed was that density of cops was much less today when compared to other days )
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In fact, as someone already mentioned, the number of traffic cops was lesser and traffic was lighter
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Fewer than usual cops today on my normal route to work i.e.
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Found the probable reason why many of us have noted a reduction in number of traffic cops in most roads of Bangalore today..
Bangalore mirror reports: To ensure the city’s infamous traffic chaos does not become a talking point among international guests during GIM II, the traffic police are pulling out all stops — literally — to ensure smooth flow of traffic. A contingent of 450 traffic policemen will be taken off routine duty and deployed in and around the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre on Tumkur Road, the venue of GIM II, on both days of the meet.
Here is the link:
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Although the GIM starts only tomorrow, there might be some dress rehearsal or some trials on traffic management being done today on Tumkur road and large number of the cops are posted there today!
So expect serious action against sun films only from Saturday..

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Product looks good...
With the market for sun-control films literally crashing given this verdict, there is a huge business opportunity for such ventures. I am sure many of us will replace our existing glasses with ones that have a "legal" degree of tint and keep the car cool at the same time. I, for one, am considering doing so for both my cars in the near future.

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With the market for sun-control films literally crashing given this verdict, there is a huge business opportunity for such ventures. I am sure many of us will replace our existing glasses with ones that have a "legal" degree of tint and keep the car cool at the same time. I, for one, am considering doing so for both my cars in the near future.
Any idea how much would it cost to replace our existing glasses with tinted ones? Even a ballpark would do.
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Any idea of what is the situation in Kerala ?

With regards to Chennai, I hope they are lenient, the rain gods have not visited us during this summer, and the heat is yet to be reduced. Most of the roads leading to the IT corridor is being targeted at various times. My friend got caught last week on ecr.
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Situation is getting bad in Chennai. I was already fined for Rs.100. This happened at the turning opposite Adyar Cancer Institute. The Road that comes from Kotturpuram bridge to cancer Institute. I was taking a left to go to my office in OMR and cops caught me in that narrow turning.
Today again cops tried to catch me near Medavakkam Toll plaza ( The one in front of Wipro CDC-5 ). I had a narrow escape.
Is this during the peak hours? do you have dark sunfilm? I came around the same time but from OMR to Adyar but i didnt find any cops. Btw, i stopped using the bypass all together. it seems to be the perfect place for cops.
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For all those wanting to know why no one is being pulled up for not removing tints in Bangalore:

I read in the Deccan Chronicle this morning (Page 5) that Bangalore cops will be giving another week to vehicle owners to remove the tints. The article stated that the cops will stop and warn drivers this week post which they will start enforcing my slapping fines and booking charges. Did not see this article in any other paper though

However, the same article carried a statement by the RTO spokesperson that they have appointed 10 squads to check vehicles in Blr and they will be imposing fines as the grace period of 1 month has elapsed.

Also, the same article stated that BMTC Volvos have been exempted from removal of films for another 3 months due to the "contractual obligations" with the cos whose ads they sport as well as the fact that removal will cause drop in revenues of ~5-6crores monthly. BMTC has also stated that as DTC is exempt from removal in Delhi, they are expecting more clarity on applicability of the rules in Blr !

Am in Chennai today and did not see any action = over 80% of cars still sport tints !!!

Attaching the link for the online version of the paper which carries this item under the "Other Stories" heading

http://dc-epaper.com/Publications/DC...06/INDEX.SHTML

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With the market for sun-control films literally crashing given this verdict, there is a huge business opportunity for such ventures. I am sure many of us will replace our existing glasses with ones that have a "legal" degree of tint and keep the car cool at the same time. I, for one, am considering doing so for both my cars in the near future.

Its not the end of the world for these companies. There is still architectural glass film sold in huge quantities..

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Ironically, the VLT % was determined after extensive research and experiments to ensure that the driver of the vehicle has sufficient visiblity of the surroundings - not for visibilty into the vehicle. .....Come to think of it, how can fully loaded trucks use an inside mirror? They will have to rely only on the ORVMs, right?
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Lot of people think that the law is there, so that the cops or public can peep into the car and get a clear view. If so the Cargo OMNI would have never made it past the RTO, as it has no rear windows at all.
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JP Nagar/Bannerghatta Road - JC Road - Basaveshwara Circle - Sankey Rd - Mekhri Circle - Hebbal flyover - Manyata Tech Park.

Morning 10 am &
Afternoon 2.30 pm

No action seen. Cars with all hues of tints going around.
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If so the Cargo OMNI would have never made it past the RTO, as it has no rear windows at all.
That's a great point to ponder. I like it !! Would you ever dare to make this point if you are pulled over by a cop ? I will.

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JP Nagar/Bannerghatta Road - JC Road - Basaveshwara Circle - Sankey Rd - Mekhri Circle - Hebbal flyover - Manyata Tech Park.

Morning 10 am &
Afternoon 2.30 pm

No action seen. Cars with all hues of tints going around.
Kengeri satellite town> uttarahalli main road>j.p.nagar 24th main> jayanagar>basavanagudi>magadi road>rajajinagar>peenya>nagarbhavi>kengeri satellite town.

This is the route i did today with my car with tints. No one stopped me. i was in the traffic signals with cops around. Nobody seems to be interested. All types of car with tint of all kinds could be seen. Should get my tints removed as soon as possible anyway.

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In Bangalore, our Volvo buses are totally covered with advertising material preventing anone from outside, looking in. At the risk of being cynical, does this mean we can legally carry a bus lod of terrorists ?
Jokes aside, I do hope the Judiciary stays out of such hasty decisions and allow the administration to implement laws which already exist.
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Got my sunfilm removed today during my car servicing. Now I'm afraid to keep my mobile in the car even when I'm driving. Seems like an open invitation for the muggers .
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