Recently, while looking at the vibrant lights of Hong Kong through a bus window, I noticed for the eleven-millionth time those little dots and that black band running along the edge of the glass. “What are these?” I wondered. So when I got home, I called up a major automotive glass manufacturer to find out.
It’s impossible not to look at a new feature from Volkswagen with a skeptical eye after Dieselgate, but we’re hoping the company’s new climate windshield, that can melt snow and ice without the need for distracting wires, delivers as promised—because the winter sucks if you own a car.
Tesla is working pretty hard on selling people more things—first cars, then batteries, and then just last week it introduced a Solar Roof with interlocking shingles. It turns out both cars and solar panels need a lot of glass, so now Tesla is just going to make that, too.
People actually drove these cars, pulled up, got out, and aquarium scenes just started playing on their windows, according to the description on this Youtube video. Why? Because Dubai.
TricPlate is a $550 electrochromic license frame designed to obfuscate license plates for "car show use" and "off-road applications." Definitely not designed for on-road applications like avoiding ticketing by speed camera. No way. Available for show motorcycles and show cars.
Starting in the 1930s, Zoltan Glass followed Mercedes, Auto Union and other makes to tracks like the Nurburgring and Avus circuit, capturing some of the most famous cars and racers of all time. Moderately NSFW gallery of his work below.