#2423: GazeGlaze

Cars should ideally have wraparound windows that provide a complete 360-degrees of visibility for the driver.

Unfortunately, vehicles tend to need extra strength to protect the occupants -hence the glass windows will be interrupted by steel (or carbon fibre) pillars.


Even the narrowest structural members can occlude or disguise significant moving objects, such as farm animals, cyclists or motorbikes.

Today’s invention is roof pillars for cars which take a leaf out of the civil engineers’ handbook.

Pillars with circular apertures and external glazing could not only look good and retain strength but provide enough extra peripheral visual information to allow a driver to spot an approaching cyclist in time to brake and thus avoid a collision.