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A screen made of cut-resistant wire mesh or Kevlar that is set
into a frame placed just inside the glass on all of the car
windows. In normal use, the frame (being flexible) is
retracted into the paneling. When the car is parked and
locked, however, the frames are automatically extended into
place, preventing the common "smash and grab" type theft.
||You could just as easily have opaque screens. Or reflective screens, to reduce solar heating of the car. And the potential smasher would have no idea if it was worth the effort to smash. Imagine filling the car with pressurized knockout gas --the smasher will be right there to get a face-full of it. And the cops can be called automatically by the car, when it detects a smash....
||[21 Quest], that would be The Punisher. In the movie, he only drives it for a short time, then crashes; but the armour does save his life (he crashes because he's being shot at).
||Some sort of fabric might be incorporated as well, for
the dual purpose of keeping snoops from looking in and
keeping the heat from the sun out. But it would have
to be clear from looking at the mesh that it's there
mainly for security purposes, to dissuade someone
from smashing the window on the basis that the
screens might be there because there's something
valuable they're hiding.