The moment you slip behind the wheel of a new car, you probably stash your smartphone or tablet safely away. But why would you give up the brilliant displays, customizable entertainment and navigation systems, and fast connections you were just enjoying on your mobile device?
With Corning® Gorilla® Glass for Automotive Interiors, you don’t have to.
Gorilla Glass — the tough, thin, optically clear cover glass that has already been used on approximately 5 billion electronics devices — can make your car console a larger version of your phone. And that’s just the starting point.
The inherent advantages of Gorilla Glass open up new design possibilities that can make the driving experience smarter, more comfortable, and more connected than ever.
Toughness is especially important for glass in an auto interior.
That’s because drivers keep their cars much longer than they keep their electronic gadgets. The typical vehicle stays with the same owner for at least six years – sometimes more than 11 years – according to industry experts.
Plastic has been a go-to cover material for early generations of digital and display dashboards. Rigorous lab tests confirm that Gorilla Glass is 10 times harder than traditional polymer display covers. Gorilla Glass also has more than 10 times the abrasion resistance of plastic.
Side-by-side toughness tests also show favorable results for Gorilla Glass over soda lime glass, an alternative cover glass material for auto displays. In particular, soda lime glass is 10 times more likely to break and eight times more apt to scratch compared to Gorilla Glass. And in industry Headform Impact Testing, soda lime glass consistently breaks.
With damage- and scratch-resistance exceeding other cover materials on the market, Gorilla Glass delivers toughness and has surfaces that are more likely to retain a showroom-quality appearance even after many years on the road.