CORNING INC.: Automotive Interior Glass
As automakers respond to consumer demand for more integrated and interactive displays, Corning’s new Gorilla Glass for Automotive Interiors solutions are reportedly designed to address these trends.
Corning Inc. introduced two new automotive interior glass solutions at the recent 2019 Consumer Electronics Show® (CES) in Las Vegas. As automakers respond to consumer demand for more integrated and interactive displays, Corning’s new Gorilla Glass for Automotive Interiors solutions are reportedly designed to address these trends.
“Consumers want a more connected and immersive driver experience in the cockpit,” said Michael Kunigonis, vice president and general manager of Corning Automotive Glass Solutions. “Automakers are responding by deploying displays that are larger, longer, shaped, and more integrated. As a result, an auto-specific use-case has emerged to address these trends and to challenge today’s incumbent cover materials, which can fail up to one-in-three times during industry reliability tests, increasing supply chain costs.”
According to Kunigonis, that is why Corning scientists developed two AutoGrade™ cover glass solutions for auto interiors, in two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) formats. The 2D cover glass is reportedly optimized to pass industry reliability tests (using Corning’s system-level design guidelines) 99% of the time while preserving its authentic feel, superior durability, and advantaged optics for flat applications. Corning’s 3D glass was developed for shaped or curved applications. It delivers the same reliability performance, when bent to shape, as the 2D cover glass.
Corning reports that its proprietary ColdForm™ technology reduces shaped cover glass part costs by up to 40% vs. comparable hot-formed parts while sustaining optical performance and reliability. AutoGrade Corning Gorilla Glass for Automotive Interiors 2D and 3D will be available for mass production this year, with automakers already working it into their designs for the 2020 model year.
“We’ve been extremely pleased with manufacturer interest in Gorilla Glass for Automotive,” said Kunigonis. “More than 50 new models representing over 25 automakers around the world are designing our glasses into their vehicles, and last week we had an outstanding automotive industry response to our newest innovations.”
Additional details are available at www.corning.com.