It’s lightweight, durable, and perfectly optimized for a smooth riding experience
The car industry is set for a massive transformation. People accustomed to routinely using smartphones and tablets are now expecting those same experiences from their connected car, as they get from Point A to Point B.
The cars that will take them there will never look the same – and glass is one of the materials making this revolution possible. Corning is working closely with many of the world’s top automakers to develop new automotive technology and change the driving experience forever.
Here are a few reasons automakers are picking glass as the perfect driving partner:
- It’s lightweight and durable. That’s essential as government regulations continue to require greater fuel efficiency in new vehicles. A laminate with Corning® Gorilla® Glass for Automotive helps automakers reduce the weight of a car windshield by up to about 30 percent. The result: Better fuel efficiency.
That’s why Ford chose Gorilla Glass for the windshield, bulkhead, and engine cover in its much-anticipated 2017 Ford GT. The car, designed completely around aerodynamic efficiency, attracted huge crowds at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. By using Gorilla instead of conventional glass, the automaker removed 12 pounds from the car and significantly lowered its center of gravity.