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Magic in the sky by Mercedes

By SYF77 on 12 Oct 2010

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Mercedes has released the first teaser image of the 2012 SLK showing its roof.

While the company didn't go into detail about the car, they announced it will offer an optional electrochromic glass roof dubbed Magic Sky Control. When ordered, customers can darken the top glass panel in a matter of seconds via a switch located on the overhead console.

As Mercedes explains, "The operating principle is based on the physics of a plate condenser. When the glass structure is subjected to an electrical voltage, particles in the structure position themselves so that light is able to pass through the glass. When the voltage remains switched off the particles position themselves randomly. This partially blocks the light, and the glass remains dark." Refer to attached diagram below for a pictorial description.

In addition, even when the voltage is off, the roof blocks UV and infrared rays, helping to keep the cars cabin cooler by up to 10 degrees Celsius.

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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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LoverofCar Oct 13 2010 01:43 PM
This is not new technology...In countries where the train travel pass residential area. The glass automatically go blur to give the resident privacy...I think we can find it in our LRT....
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