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LCD Body Panels

Cover the entire car with LCD, bonnet to boot
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Cover the whole blasted car in flexible LCD panels. Wired together to act as a seamless unit (similar to solar roof tiles), you could change the color of your car at will. No backlighting necessary as this would only offer more of a distraction. Fine layer of protective coating to keep scratches away.

Barring the entire car, panels could also cover just doors, bonnet, and/or boot.

Would be great for companies to post adverts on their vehicles. Whilst animation might be suspect to legal eyes (too distracting to other drivers), the advert could be easily changed from time to time as an outfit updates its image. Contrasting colors would be the most effective.

Would work a trifle better on boxier cars such as estates, vans, or Minis than it would on, say, a Lotus Elan or Jaguar XK.

The technology could also be adapted to the wheels to change the pattern of spokes at will. Though the upfront cost would be high, the ability to pimp one's car at will would be worth it. You could even simulate those rims that continue to rotate after the car has stopped.

bdag, Nov 20 2009

Flexible LCD screens http://www.google.c...flexible+lcd+screen
The technology is there [bdag, Nov 20 2009]

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       // simulate those rims that continue to rotate after the car has stopped.//   

       I've always found that simply flipping the car achieves this without the need for additional hardware.   

       Also, car adverts would work really well. Imagine, say, a Ford Patella covered in these panels, depicting in perfect 1:1 scale a Ford Patella!
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 20 2009
  

       I was thinking also perhaps a large panel van being colored in grayish blue excepting of course for the image of a Murcielago placed neatly over the same wheels. In this case, the LCD wheels would be highly desired as the wheels of a lorry would look absurd on a Lambo.
bdag, Nov 20 2009
  

       "Also, car adverts would work really well. Imagine, say, a Ford Patella covered in these panels, depicting in perfect 1:1 scale a Ford Patella!"
...driving in the opposite direction...
phoenix, Nov 20 2009
  
      
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