Referencing from the photo it seems to be one full piece from the hood rim to the back widow.Do you know for sure if the one piece windshield and roof will be on the production model? I'd be VERY surprised if it is, not something I expected from Infiniti. But, if this is really on the production model Q30 it will be a great step in the right direction for Infiniti. If there's anything they need, it's features that make them stand out from the rest.
I bet it won't do that well in crash tests. Not only that but imagine the cost to replace it if you have to pay out of your own pocket. It will NOT be cheap.another thing that rung a bell is how durable is that tempered glass. In a case of an accident passengers inside the Q30 would have shards of glass all over them posing a threat.
for now since it is still mainly a concept I wouldn't count on the Q30 having the glass roof for practical reasons. But hey you never know they could just end up replacing it with tinted ballistic poly carbonate instead of glass.
if they are smart about it, they'll have a frame support painted black to dividing the two pieces of glass for the roof and windshield. but design it well enough to make it look seemless. being in black....it will be easier to make it look like that.one stone crack and you'll be financing a new roof, no thank you. Very doubtfull the glass roof makes Q30 production. Expensive, heavy and risky in a roll over...
but then you lose the dome/cockpit feel, if you take that away it just seems like a waste. From the outside you might not know but its the people inside who go to look up at their panoramic $40,000 view and find a black bar blocking all the best parts.if they are smart about it, they'll have a frame support painted black to dividing the two pieces of glass for the roof and windshield. but design it well enough to make it look seemless. being in black....it will be easier to make it look like that.
imagine if it was auto tinting glass.Now that is the most unique headliner of them all. It's like virtually having a convertible but without the breeze to go along with it.
I can see the sunlight causing an issue for vision but hey this is still a concept. They would probably tint it.
The auto tinting feature would be amazing! Has no one thought of that yet? But this feature is only on carbonate plastic isn't it? or does it apply to glass too?imagine if it was auto tinting glass.
I agree about the safety issue though. The one piece glass might look nice but I don't think it would ever get passed safety requirements.