Our ever-observant friends at AutoGuide have once again spotted an interesting new automotive industry patent, this time one granted to Ford.
Issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the patent involves a technique where heat is used to render graphic images exposed to moisture on body panels.
Ford illustrates the patent by providing an example in which a Mustang with the pony logo on the hood is revealed to passengers as the snow melts on its surface. The technology makes use of heat-absorbing and emitting thermal structures that are placed inside the hood and connected to a controller.
As graphics can be revealed on body panels through a combination of heat and moisture, the technology could provide some momentarily compelling possibilities.
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