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What's to know about the infrared windshield option?
What are the advantages-disadvantages?
Will it effect an interior mounted radar detector?
 

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IR windshield effectively reduces interior temps. on sunny days.
It almost completely kills lidar detection.
 

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IR windshield effectively reduces interior temps. on sunny days.
It almost completely kills lidar detection.
Does it effect my interior mounted radar detector in any way?
 

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What about toll tags? I assume, since the are RF rather than IR, it should play nice. On that note, the Corvette with the special windshield had a letterbox at the bottom middle of the windshield that wasn't treated, is the IR windshield like that?
 

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Is this a stand alone option or part of a package...??
 

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The pre-spec cars that arrived on the USA had the infared ws as a separate option. It's been a long time since I've been on the Alfa configurator.
 

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Is this a stand alone option or part of a package...??
Reading from the "2018MY Giulia Package and Options Updates vs. 2017MY" information page that the Dealer gave me, the infrared windshield is part of the (renamed) AJJ, Driver Assistance Dynamic Package which also includes :
Forward Collision Warning Plus
Adaptive Cruise Control
Auto High Beams
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Lane Departure Warning
 

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So it was not available on MY 2017 ?
 

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So it was not available on MY 2017 ?
Yes it was. It was part of the "Driver Assistance Dynamic Package".

Or - if you got one of the first allocation cars the "Driver Assistance Dynamic LAUNCH Package", so named because they forgot one of the forward facing radar components and the adaptive cruise control wasn't functional. Only Alfa...
 

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So it was not available on MY 2017 ?
Yes it was.
The package may have been the same, as well.
Just relating the most current info that I have.
I asked if it could be ordered separately.
No, was the reply.
 

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"Driver Assistance Dynamic Package".

"Driver Assistance Dynamic Package"....cool...I ordered that so I have it.....thanks for the info...
 

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After a drive to Los Angeles from El Paso and back, a total trip of over 1700 miles in our Giulia with the Infrared Windshield option, I can state that the windshield didn't seem to affect the detector's ability to detect police radar or lidar.

It's an educated guess without actual measurements in a controlled environment, but my Escort 9500i seemed to have about the same (very good) range on X, K, and KA bands as it has in my other vehicles. It also picked up two lidar alerts, one verified because I drove right next to the State police who had just targeted Giulia from about a half mile away. The other lidar alert could have been a fluke, since we were driving into the colorful sunset in Arizona and I didn't see any police nearby.

Giulia, by the way, behaved admirably, though I can't seem to get the hang of the turn signal stalk for passing.
 

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Does the UV protection help decrease the heat build up inside the car. Even if it does, my car still gets awfully hot inside. My tint guy was trying to get me to tint the front windshield. I wasn't sure if the Giulia already had this option or if it will affect the windshield in anyway.
 

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Does the UV protection help decrease the heat build up inside the car. Even if it does, my car still gets awfully hot inside. My tint guy was trying to get me to tint the front windshield. I wasn't sure if the Giulia already had this option or if it will affect the windshield in anyway.
Tinting the windshield is illegal in many states. It impairs visibility at night.
A windshield reflector that you install when the vehicle is parked provides the biggest help for heat build up through the windshield.
 

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"Driver Assistance Dynamic Package"....cool...I ordered that so I have it.....thanks for the info...
Well, whadya know! ... I just checked the build sheet for my 2017 Qdrfgl, and there it is: infrared windshield. I'll have to read it more carefully to see what other goodies might be included that I wasn't aware of. This is fun (but the long wait for delivery is not!)
 
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