It’s been awhile since anything innovative has been done with a car sunroof, but it looks like Philips and BASF want to change that. The two companies have developed a prototype sunroof that uses solar-powered OLED panels. During the day, the panels become clear and let in sunlight while charging up the solar cells at the same time. At night, the panels can be turned on to act as lights that draw energy from the solar power that was stored during the day.
Sounds like an interesting use of two technologies to replace the conventional sunroof and ceiling lights used in our cars of today. No idea when we’ll see these sunroofs being used, but we can’t wait for that day to come. Find out more.
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