Just type the phrase “tonneau cover” into your favourite search engine and enter a new universe of ingenuity and seriously bad logos. Having recently carved myself a frost blanket for the windscreen on my car from a sheet of aluminised bubblewrap, it occurred to me that a combination of these two artefacts might be valuable.
Today’s invention is therefore a rollerblind which sits in that gap between screen bottom and bonnet lid. When frost is anticipated, the blind is drawn up over the windscreen and clipped in place, covering it.
In the morning, unclipping the screen allows it to spring back into its housing, shedding any ice as it does so, and allowing you to drive off with significantly less de-icing to do.