Jot down a few things you wish were different about your car.
It’s a safe bet that better gas mileage, faster acceleration, and a more pleasant riding experience are part of the list.
New innovations in glass are making those wishes a reality for tomorrow’s drivers.
This transformation in auto design stem from the triple crown of advanced glass properties: Brilliant clarity, toughness, and a profile so thin and lightweight that improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions are a natural result.
Glass has been part of automobiles ever since the first models rolled off manufacturing lines more than a century ago. Automotive glassmaking processes improved into the 1920s with the development of laminated glass — a thin sheet of plastic sandwiched between two sheets of glass, making windows less likely to shatter. But since then — while the cars themselves have continuously evolved — the window-making processes remained basically the same.