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Old 8th November 2016, 14:44   #1
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Default Honda patents touch-sensitive tinting windows

Honda seem to have a different approach with the Blind system, as they just patented a technology that could change the window glass clarity using electric current, which is not a new things - but Honda apply touch sensitive models to darken or brighten it.

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What takes the idea a step further is touch controls and adjustability. The patent drawing illustrates how a passenger could decide how much of the window needs shading by simply dragging a finger along the glass to the desired point. This would be very useful on any side window in the car to give passengers, and even the driver, some shielding from the sun when not driving straight into it. The one downside we can see is the accumulation of finger prints and smudges on the interior glass (which would be especially bad on the windshield). But the benefits could outweigh that annoyance. Or perhaps this would be a good feature to use gesture controls on.
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As you could control the car window shade just by a tip of your finger. As electrons will run through the window element to darken or brighten the glass according to your needs. As Honda said that by applying this new technology, the application of blind could be stopped, even sun visor are not needed anymore if using this smart glass

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