It’s “game on” for the auto industry as major trends like connectivity, autonomy, car sharing, and electrification, known commonly by the acronym “CASE,” are demanding seismic change from decades — and even centuries-old technologies.
Connectivity: High bandwidth networks enable vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and even vehicle-to-pedestrian communicantion via wearables and cell phones. Dynamic automotive interior surfaces and displays enable occupants to configure the cockpit to their liking in the same way we do with cell phones today.
Autonomy: Advanced sensors and computing enable vehicle systems to take over more and more aspects of the driving task. This improves safety and, once fully autonomous, enables tremendous gains in productivity.
Shared Mobility: Shared mobility solutions combine mobile electronics and clever business models to enable mobility services that are more convenient and affordable. Ultimately, in combination with autonomy, it has the potential to completely change vehicle utilization and ownership models.
Electrification: Environmental regulations and advances in battery economics are driving improvements in the vehicle powertrain. Automakers today offer a range of solutions from traditional, fully internal combustion systems, to hybrid, to fully electric. Hybrid and electric solutions are growing and will soon be an important part of the market.
Corning's Expertise: The CASE challenges fall at the intersection of several of Corning's major businesses. And, Corning's expertise in advanced optics, specialty glass, and optical physics provide a diverse toolset that is well matched to many of the automotive industry's challenges.
To communicate our vision for Corning’s role in the future of automotive we first unveiled a physical concept car at CES in 2017.
In June 2019 we rolled out our first digital concept car. This sophisticated software application is intended to illustrate the wide array of Corning technologies that can address the important CASE mobility challenges. Check out our videos, which highlight what the car can do.