AGC Establishes Global R&D Framework for Automotive On-Glass Antennas
With the completion of this R&D facility, AGC has established a tri-polar R&D framework for automotive on-glass antennas in Japan, the U.S. and Europe.
AGC recently announced that the anechoic chambers it constructed in Gosselies, Belgium, for the development of automotive on-glass antennas were inaugurated on March 15, 2019. With the completion of this R&D facility, AGC has established a tri-polar R&D framework for automotive on-glass antennas in Japan, the U.S. and Europe.
In the future mobility society, cars will be equipped with devices such as cameras, LiDARs and sensors. Cars will need to be both connected to each other and have communicative functionality that delivers V2X, connecting cars to all other things. In these circumstances, automotive glass is playing an increasingly important role as an antenna/gateway for radio wave transmission and reception.
For designing and positioning an automotive on-glass antenna to achieve high-speed communications such as broadcasting services and 5G without spoiling the car design, advanced simulation technologies and highly precise measuring technologies are required in the product design and development phase. By completing the anechoic chambers in Europe, AGC reports that it has established a framework for accelerating the research and development of antennas to meet the demand for “connected” cars in the age of IoT and supporting its customers’ automobile development on a global scale.
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