23 Jan '12, 6pm

OLED Solar Sunroofs Coming to a Car Near You

OLED Solar Sunroofs Coming to a Car Near You

Last year, Daimler introduced a concept car called the Smart Forvision. All electric, the Forvision had some interesting gee-whiz features, including a solar-paneled roof that combined the energy gathering effects of transparent solar panels with OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) lighting. Daimler had worked with BASF to create the Forvision's design, including the see-through solar roof. Now BASF and Philips have announced that they've made a breakthrough in actually bringing the lighting technology to life. The two companies have succeeded in sandwiching transparent solar panels with transparent OLED cells, so that a car roof can be covered with a structure that lets in daylight for drivers, and turns opaque when switched on, allowing for diffuse lighting from the ceiling at night, all powered by the solar panels. Philips /Screen capture OLED lighting cells can be just...

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