I’m not really sure what to make of this… but here it goes. According to a press release by Toyota UK, Toyota says it will begin offering a new type of front-door glass that is able to cut UV light into the front of the car up to 99% beginning 2011.

The first car that will offer this is the Toyota Vitz/Yaris. Combined with existing UV-cutting windscreens, Toyota says the new combination is able to provide sunburn protection the equivalent to that of wearing gloves while driving.

But when I look at the image above as well as the explanation that goes with it, what I see is a single-piece tempered glass used for door windows with a UV-absorbing film placed on the interior surface. Isn’t that what we’ve been doing all this while by tinting our cars?