Roof ice melt feature

By Gary H.

Clearing snow + ice from the roof of a tall SUV in winter is never easy, quick or safe. It's such a chore that many drivers neglect to clear snow, thus creating a dangerous driving hazard. Wouldn't it be convenient if there was a feature to help ease the process of roof snow removal. My idea is to embed heating elements in metal skin of the vehicle roof. Via a remote car starter and when car is idling and with roof element activated the chore of snow removal would be less arduous. This will help keep the roads much safer during winter. The element would help melt the snow and ice accumulated on vehicle roof.

PS. I live in snowy New England.