Honda has applied to patent a new system that will give occupants in its cars the ability to control the shading of the windows with a touch.
Much like the Magic Sky Control sunroof found in some Mercedes products, Honda has developed a system that allows you to control how opaque windows can be, but this system takes it one step further.
By dragging your finger across the window, you can control exactly how much of the window you want to be shaded. Thanks to this controllable size, a setup like this could be used on any window on the car, including the windshield, taking the place of the flip-down sun visors found in modern cars.
The patent says that the window shade system can only be used while the car is parked, and that it would use pinch movements for controls.
Meanwhile, Honda Civic rejoins the Tuner Scene in style in Las Vegas. Tuners are once again embracing the Honda Civic. The Honda Civic has been one of the most popular cars on the tuner scene for decades, but more recent models haven’t exactly won fans over. But that’s all changed with the most recent iteration of the popular Civic, which has captured the attention of many. To show off the potential of the latest Honda Civic, the Japanese automaker handed a few out to famous tuners and those projects have bowed at the 2016 SEMA Show.
The first project comes from Tjin Edition, a brand that has become synonymous with SEMA show cars. The bright yellow coupe features a front lip spoiler from Apollo Top One Auto Part, while the side skirts and rear bumper are courtesy of Honda Factory Performance accessories. Handling suspension duties are a set of BC Racing BR Series coilovers that gives the Civic an attractive stance on Rotiform OZT wheels. Baer brakes peek behind the rollers, while inside there are Katzkin leather and suede seats with the same yellow-and-black theme.