Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 6 billion devices, and for good reason. This tough, damage-resistant cover glass, with outstanding touch sensitivity and optical clarity, is the primary interface for all the touching, typing and swiping we put our electronic devices through. It only makes sense that today’s drivers are seeking the very same comfort, convenience and connectivity in their cars. Not surprisingly, Gorilla Glass for Automotive is already leading the way in providing multi-touch vehicle consoles that are becoming larger and more-powerful versions of the smartphone.
What’s even more enticing to automakers is how elegant and durable Gorilla Glass is expanding the possibilities for exciting new designs for automotive interior displays. Thin, tough and chemically strengthened Gorilla Glass can easily and inexpensively be formed into 3D shapes without adding heat to the glass. This empowers designers with unprecedented opportunities to create custom designs and shapes for interior vehicle displays. Trying to execute similar curves and shapes with conventional soda lime glass requires hot forming, which only adds more expense to the process. Furthermore, Gorilla Glass can include anti-glare and anti-reflective treatments to improve readability in strong, ambient lighting.
Driver demand for the convenience of more connectivity and the automakers’ desire for more differentiation through smart design are at an exciting crossroads. And Gorilla Glass for Automotive is at the same intersection, driving innovation to change and improve the driving experience.