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Should car windows be unbreakable?

Discussion in 'Cybertruck' started by Watts_Up, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Watts_Up

    Watts_Up Active Member

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    About the Cyber Truck shattered windows demo, should the car windows be unbreakable or not?

    What would be safer and how to exit in case of emergency?

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  2. LoPro

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    It probably needs sound proofing glass because of the tires though. Like Audi, Volvo, MB etc has done for years.
     
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    You shouldn't allow your vehicle to lock all the doors when you driving as if you have a medical problem and anyone trying help cannot get the doors open.
     
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    Shatter proof is easy to do and does not incur the outsize weight penalty of making a surface "unbreakable" or "bullet proof". I see no logic in those attributes when it comes to mass market vehicles.
     
  5. JulienW

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    #5 JulienW, Nov 23, 2019
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    (normal) Car side windows are tempered glass. Tempered glass is VERY hard to break and striking with the head of a hammer may not even break it. While it sounds easy trying to kick and break a window from the inside to get out would be very hard to do (although frameless are easier).

    HOWEVER when tempered glass does break the entire pane COMPLETELY shatters/implodes and you have (almost) nothing left in the frame.

    [ironically]Had Tesla used normal tempered glass it would have completely shattered and for the rest of the presentation it would have probably looked more "normal" instead of this.[/ironically]

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