The Porsche Experience Center in Japan provides a training ground for a deeper understanding of Porsche cars while refining the skills to control the car skillfully. TALEX supplies sunglasses for the Porsche Sports Driving School and instructors.
In the Porsche Sports Driving School, active racing drivers and certified Porsche AG instructors are teaching how to react and handle Porsche cars in extreme driving situations. These scenarios often involve intense reflection of the sun from the asphalt of the training course.
When you're driving, your eyes are constantly exposed to sunlight, glare, and other hazards. This can lead to eye strain, fatigue, and even accidents. Polarized sunglasses can help protect your eyes from these dangers and improve your driving safety.
How do polarized sunglasses work?
Polarized sunglasses have a special filter that blocks out horizontal light rays. This is the type of light that causes glare, so blocking it out can make it easier to see and reduce eye strain. Polarized sunglasses can also help you see better in bright light and improve your depth perception.
Why are polarized sunglasses important for driving?
There are many reasons why polarized sunglasses are important for driving. Professional drivers have been using them for many years to improve their vision and stay focussed over many hours of driving in different conditions. Whether you are teaching driving skills like the coaches at the Porsche Experience Center, or are responsible for passengers like professional chauffeurs and rideshare drivers, or you are simply enjoying a roadtrip with your family – safety is always first!
Here are a few of the most important benefits of polarized sunglasses when driving:
- Reduce glare: Glare from the sun, headlights, and other sources can make it difficult to see the road and other vehicles. Polarized sunglasses can help reduce glare, making it easier to see and drive safely.
- Improve vision: Polarized sunglasses can help improve your vision by filtering out harmful UV rays and reducing glare. This can help you see better in bright light and reduce eye strain.
- Increase safety: Polarized sunglasses can help you see better and be more aware of your surroundings, which can help you avoid accidents.
How to choose sunglasses for driving?
When you're choosing sunglasses for driving, make sure the lenses have 99% UV protection. This is essential to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. If you want to be sure, choose sunglasses with a polarized lens. Only polarized lenses will block out horizontal light rays and help you see better.
Don't go for lenses that are too dark or have extremely dark tints. Rather look for the right visible light transmittance (VLT). A VLT of 30% or lower is good for medium light intensity. A VLT of 15% or lower is perfect for strong light conditions.
Always pick sunglasses that allow for fit adjustment. This will ensure that the sunglasses fit properly and provide the best possible protection for your eyes. If you're unsure about the fit, consult an optometrist – they know exactly how to fit your glasses for driving.
And lastly, choose sunglasses that have separate nose pads rather than small nose rests as part of the frame. Good nose pads are made from skin friendly and non-slip material, and ensure that your sunglasses stay where they should be. Even when you get sweaty or wear makeup.
Partnership for driving safety
At the Porsche Sports Driving School, you build your individual driving skills with personal instruction from world-class coaches. During each session you’ll explore a variety of development modules and learn how a Porsche vehicle responds.
Shinzo Tamura's parent company TALEX supplies the coaches and drivers with driving sunglasses with premium polarized lenses that are made with track conditions in mind. In an environment where decisions are made in a split second, clear vision and perfect depth perception are contributing to a safe driving environment as much as skill and world-class instruction.
Polarized sunglasses are an important safety accessory for any driver – not only professionals. They can help reduce glare, improve vision, and increase safety. For the instructors and drivers at the Porsche Experience Center in Tokyo, polarized sunglasses are the best option to protect their eyes and stay safe on the track.
Whether driving a Porsche has always been something you’ve wanted to do, you’re looking to improve your driving skills, or you just want to have the most fun driving in Japan, the Porsche Sports Driving School will serve as your ultimate playground.
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