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15Mercedes to bring Magic Sky Control to side windows?

We've had the chance to sample Mercedes-Benz's so-called Magic Sky Control technology in both the SL and SLK roadsters, and it's a pretty clever party trick. The technology can turn the overhead roof panel in either of the two-seaters from transparent to opaque by energizing the light-blocking crystals sandwiched in the glass. By electrifying the crystals, they reorder themselves, varying the amount of light that's let through the glass roof panel.

21Video: Nico Rosberg shows off 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK with Magic Sky Control

Nico Rosberg and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK – Click above to watch the video after the jump

20Mercedes-Benz releases own spy shots of SLK testing "magic" roof in Death Valley

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK testing in Death Valley – Click above for high-res image gallery

26Report: Mercedes-Benz developing 'Magic' active body control

Mercedes-Benz has codenamed its latest suite of driver convenience aids "Magic," and the automaker will soon introduce a Magic Carpet Magic Body Control suspension technology and a Magic Sky Control roof tech. Sadly, there are no wizards nor Tinkerbells involved in any of this, just a whole bunch of electro-hydraulic and magnetorheological engineering.

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