Automakers are enabling improved fuel efficiency, impact resistance and viewing areas in vehicles by adopting Corning® Gorilla® Glass hybrid windows
The windshield on any vehicle is a very important element. While it helps you to see clearly in order to navigate and drive, the technology that lies within the windshield – and any other window in your vehicle – is improving your ride in ways you might not have realized if equipped with Corning® Gorilla® Glass for Automotive.
Did you know that most vehicle windows are comprised of multiple layers of material? A conventional window is comprised of a soda-lime glass outer layer, a PVB thermoplastic middle layer, and a soda-lime glass inner layer. Working closely with automotive manufacturers, Corning has engineered a unique three-layer laminate, reworking the stack to be comprised of a soda-lime outer layer, PVB middle layer, and a thin, tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass for Automotive inner layer.
What exactly does swapping out the inner soda-lime layer with Corning® Gorilla® Glass for Automotive enable? A lighter, tougher, and more optically advantaged ride.
“Corning® Gorilla® Glass hybrid windows are innovating the driving experience,” said Eric Biribuze, product line lead, Corning® Gorilla® Glass for Automotive Glazing. “By enabling improved fuel efficiency, and providing increased impact resistance and larger viewing areas, when compared to conventional windows, Corning is answering the call for cleaner, safer, more connected vehicles.”