Corning Gorilla Glass Featured in Curved Display Applications
Corning Gorilla Glass was featured in automotive curved display applications at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.
Corning Inc. recently announced that Corning® Gorilla® Glass was featured in automotive curved display applications at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The glass is featured in a curved, full-glass center console and instrument panel application called “Smart Pebbles” in the Faurecia booth.
“Formed through Corning’s proprietary fusion-draw process, Corning Gorilla Glass’s damage-resistant surface offers the perfect solution for touch devices, and now cold-formed curved cover glass for cutting-edge displays inside a car,” said Doug Harshbarger, division vice president and business director for Corning Automotive Glass.
“Displays are a fundamental part of the automotive cockpit of the future, and consumers expect their smartphone experience to be replicated in their vehicle displays, with better touch performance and resolution, along with seamless design integration,” said David Weill, vice president of marketing and business development for Faurecia Interior Systems. “This is a step toward the fusion of in-car displays and surfaces. Corning Gorilla Glass is a material that helps make this possible.”
Gorilla Glass reportedly can be formed into 3D shapes and curves to create a more custom, seamless design without the expense of typical hot forming. With additional anti-reflective and anti-glare surface technologies, Gorilla Glass provides improved visibility and readability in strong ambient lighting situations, such as bright sunlight. These surface technologies can eliminate the need for recessed or partially covered consoles that shade the display’s surface.