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Cold air can hold less moisture than warm air, so cooling the air first through the air conditioning system reduces the amount of water in the air. Cooling reduces the humidity before the air is warmed so it emerges with very low vapor content and a high capacity to absorb water vapor. Air is forced out of vents so it moves along the interior side of the windshield and the driver’s and front passenger’s windows. Heating wire embedded between sheets of glass in the rear windshield clears the fog there.
They sit on the rear of red sporty cars looking cool. ON THE CAR 31 828-CRP AutoTech_interiorR4 3/10/09 6:07 PM Page 32 Windshield B E H AV I O R Windshields block debris and water from the interior of the car while allowing the visibility needed for safe driving. H A B I TAT Windshields occupy the space between roof and hood on the front of the car and between the roof and trunk along the rear. H O W I T WO R K S Windshields are a sandwich of polyvinyl butyrate (PVB) between two layers of glass.
H O W I T WO R K S These keyless systems are keys that are electronically encoded. The key fob transmits the coded signal as a 315 MHz signal (in North America). The fobs come from the factory preprogrammed with unique codes. They are paired with automobiles that “learn” the code from the fob. A computer in the car is set to receive the code of a fob and “remember” it as the key. The fob sends the identify code, which is a long string of numbers, plus the code to tell the car what you want it to do.