Recently, a Jaguar XE was caught with a thatched roof that is supposed to keep the car from the unbearable hotness.
Driving under the scorching sun in these mid-summer days is real torture, especially in our country. Even though you can roll up the windows and turn the AC on, it often feels unbearably hot and suffocating inside a car. One Jaguar XE owner has stumbled upon an interesting way to deal with the hot weather by attaching a… thatched carpet over his/her car’s roof.
To escape from the summer heat, the ower of the Jaguar uses a thatched roof attached on the roof of the car
The image capturing a Jaguar with a thatched roof has quickly caught on over the internet. It is not every day that we see how people get over-creative on dealing with the hotness. In this situation, the owner of the car seems to have a unique takeaway from the traditional thatched rug that people mostly use to lower the temperature inside a house. The thatched roof is made of dry straws and vegetation, which makes a good material to keep the moisture under the surface after being watered. So regardless of the sizzling weather, the roof of the car, the part that gets exposed to the sunlight the most, still remains cool. At least, it could keep the temperature on the cabin a few degrees lower than the outside. Also under the straw layer, there is a blue plastic cover which is obviously to keep the paint finish from getting in contact with the moisture directly. We all know thatched roof works very well on the houses, so possibly, it could bring out more or less the same effect on a car.
Such thatched roof attached doesn’t look attractive, but at least it could rescue the passengers from the long and insufferable hours in traffic. We could totally understand the drive of the owner of this particular model as the Jaguar XE has a large sunroof which is a great gateway for heat to sneak into the cabin.
All the car owners out there could follow this life hack. However, make sure that the attached roof is well-secured. If it falls out, it could be very dangerous for other vehicles on the road.