AutoComplete: Tesla filed a patent application for a wild new sunroof design
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AutoComplete: Tesla filed a patent application for a wild new sunroof design

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Here's what's making news on Road Show. Tesla recently submitted a patent application for a fancy new sunroof that pairs an electrochromic layer, think welding helmet lenses, with a light generating layer. Both would be controllable by the user. The electrochromic layer is an ingenious use of a not that new technology And the electroluminescent layer isn't like anything we've ever seen in a car, but it could prove to be pretty cool if you want the roof of your car to look like a dance floor in Saturday Night Fever. Jaguar Land Rover wants to pay the drivers of its cars to identify road hazards and conditions using a new tech it's calling, Smart Wallet. What's the catch? The payment comes in the form of cryptocurrency which means it's probably less useful in the real world than your range rover's river forwarding suspension mode. Still, it's kind of a good idea and maybe it will catch on. With real money. Hydrogen fuel cell technology is pretty neat, but it has a few problems that have prevented it from being widely adopted in the motor vehicle and heavy truck industry. First is cost. The components that make up a fuel cell are expensive. Next is the cost of hydrogen, which is currently really only made for industrial use. So, you know, it's expensive too. To help tackle this problem, Bosch is teaming up with Swedish company, Powercell to start development on fuel cell tech for heavy trucks. If Bosch can get this tech adopted at scale, prices could come down and that means and that it means it could be a more common site in passenger cars too. Find more on these stories on the roadshow,com. We'll talk to you tomorrow.

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