Fixed panoramic roofs are an elegant and versatile roof solution that is becoming increasingly popular with the rise of electromobility. The large glass surface not only offers a wide view, but it also provides a bright, pleasant ambience that enhances the user experience within the vehicle’s interior. Thanks to its design, this type of roof also offers passengers maximum headroom. Additionally, many individual features can be integrated into the large panoramic roofs to enhance comfort and design, making Webasto’s roof systems more than just roofs.
More than just a roof
"We are seeing increasing customer demand for roof systems with integrated innovations for comfort and design - and not just for openable roofs, but also for fixed panoramic roofs in the wake of electromobility."
Freddy Geeraerds - Member of the Management Board
Webasto's technological innovations use glass surfaces a key space for enhancing design and comfort. These technologies will also play an important role in future autonomous vehicles - where privacy, safety and entertainment will play different roles.
As a system integrator, we can fulfill our customers' individual needs with innovative solutions. The integration of switchable glazing and light or solar cells is also possible in combination with many other features. This makes the glass surface of the roof a real highlight.
The advantages of an additional ventilation function
- Additional Ventilation Function for FTMs provides driver’s interaction with the roof
- Fresh air, broad view and maximum headroom
- Tilting glass pane with variable positioning of the dividing line between the glass panes
- Attractive appearance
- Direct transition from windscreen to panoramic pane (no front cover required)
- See-through area competitive to FTM, in particular in combination with switchable glazing
- Increased added value by combining tiltable roof with ambient light or solar panels
On the road with the sun
For electric and hybrid vehicles, solar energy is a smart solution. Webasto is a pioneer in the integration of solar cells in the roof and has been advancing this technology for more than 30 years.
Battery charging solar roof
Today's efficient solar cells produce significantly more electricity, which can be used to charge the traction battery via intelligent battery management. As a result, alternator use and fuel consumption are reduced. In this way, both range and comfort can be increased by using solar energy for heating, cooling or entertainment. Allowing for visibility and individual arrangement, the solar cells serve as an eye-catching energy source. Since 2013, the innovation, listed as a "Battery Charging Solar Roof" in technical guidelines, is also an eco-innovation.
The CO2 savings potential of the solar roof is also impressive. A gasoline engine emits an average of 3.8 g/km less CO2 and a diesel vehicle around 2.65 g/km if a solar roof is on-board for battery charging. This makes the solar roof currently one of the most efficient eco-innovations on the market.
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