AGC starts production for the stylish 2017 Insignia Sports Tourer, the first new contract with Opel since PSA Group purchased the European operations of GM in March this year.
Glass, by its nature, can be damaged quite easily. Despite the high level of automation and limited handling on the production line, some aesthetic defects can nevertheless occur. The most frequent are light or deep scratches, dirt interlayer, small bubbles, silkscreen printing not completely uniform or some missing dots, a small piece of glass missing at the edge (also called “shell”), etc.
Only a few short years ago, the use of displays in automobiles was considered a luxury spec reserved for high-end vehicles. Today however, rapid developments in automotive infotainment and navigation systems have made displays a centrepiece in most automotive designs.HUDs project dashboard information onto the windshield in the driver’s field of vision, thereby helping to keep your eyes safely on the road all the time. As cars become more and more connected, HUD is emerging as the preferred display system for all types of models. Latest developments on HUD technologies (such as augmented reality) are making sure this trend will continue.
Thinner doesn’t mean weaker. The 4 mm asymmetric design provides the same level of safety as standard thickness windshields, and even has higher resistance to stone impact. The use of special interlayers also help to keep a good acoustic level in the car.
AGC has started mass production of curved 3D cover glass for car-mounted displays – for the first time in the world.
A recent article on vox.com argues that autonomous vehicles will be better moral decision-makers than we are. The question arises because so much of driving depends on moral human behaviour (patience, consideration of others, respect of the law…).