It's a fact that it's hard to always anticipate what sorts of conditions can happen to your car while driving. In particular, there are environmental effects related to your car windows, such as weather or debris, that can make your drive a less safe one. Fortunately, there are some new automated technologies coming out soon that could help keep your car auto glass safe while you drive.
Automated Car Tinting
While it's true that there are solutions for having cars tint slowly in reaction to the sun, this isn't going to help very much while you're driving or if you want privacy quickly. It's also not possible to control exactly how much tinting you want this way.
There are now newer systems available that can often block up to 98% of UV light and also block out visible light, and these work even if someone in the car instantly needs privacy. This could prevent them from trying to achieve that privacy in a way that's unsafe, such as messing around with sheets. This tech is often known as "switchable smart glass." It lets you change the light protection of auto glass with the push of a button.
The technology works by using crystal molecules inside of the glass that are in random positions that make the glass opaque. When electricity is switched on through the glass, the crystal molecules begin to align, allowing light through based on how powerful the electricity is. This way you can get sudden protection from glare, and a 42% protection increase against solar heat.
These window systems can also often be made to be completely automated based on various factors such as the appearance of sunlight.
Automated Wiperless Windows
Another common problem that can make car driving more dangerous is the sudden appearance of weather patterns such as rain, snow or sleet. Having something abruptly appear on the windshield without warning can make driving difficult. Hitting the windshield wipers may often prove to be either too late or to lack enough power to completely remove the problem.
One solution to this is wiperless windows. These windows use ultrasonic sound waves, which are waves above the range that what we can hear, to keep your windows clear of anything that might hamper your visibility.
The technology is currently being used by the military, but there are indications that it could come to cars in the near future. These waves can vibrate particles clinging to a windshield until they break apart and fall off.
Overall, new technologies coming out in the near future could make looking through your car windows much safer without you having to do much of anything on your own. Contact a local company for more information on the new technologies available in your area.