AGC FIRST TO MASS-PRODUCE CURVED COVER GLASS FOR CAR DISPLAYS

AGC has started mass production of curved 3D cover glass for car-mounted displays – for the first time in the world.
 

GAZ TRUCK AT VENICE BIENNALE

Visitors to the Venice Art Biennale – the world’s largest and oldest art festival – may be surprised by the installation art outside the Austrian pavilion this year.
 

NEW PACKAGING FOR SAFER TRANSPORT

AGC plants in Europe are starting to introduce new standardized packaging for the company’s glass products. The aim is to continue raising quality standards and customer satisfaction, through the reduced risk of breakage during transport and handling.
 

WHY SELF-DRIVING CARS WILL BE MORALLY SUPERIOR

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…).

START OF PRODUCTION FOR OPEL

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.

NINE BRANDS TO SKIP FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

The organisers of one of the Big Three European motor shows, the Frankfurt show, has suffered a blow with the news that at least nine major automotive brands will not attend this year's biannual event. Brands that have opted not to attend the Frankfurt IAA show in September include Peugeot and DS, and three Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) units, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, as well as Nissan.
 

5 TECH HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Micro-turbine hybrid: a new breed of hybrid power that promises ultra-high performance but with remarkably low fuel consumption.
 

TOP 10 DANGERS FOR YOUR WINDSHIELD

Apparently only 29% of windshield damage is caused by stones and road chippings. Animals, mysteries and general mishaps are the real dangers. A fitting chain in the UK asked customers for the causes of windscreen chips and cracks. The list covers:
 

WATER-REPELLING GLASS … THE SEARCH GOES ON!

Scientists have been looking for it for years: the perfect way to repel water from glass. Hydrophobic coatings come near to solving the problem. They cause rain and moisture to bead, and airflow can then clear away the beads. They work best on flat glass that’s not exposed to abrasion (unlike windshields). Land Rover Range Rover and others have hydrophobic front door glass.
 

AGC EXPANDS IN DENMARK

AGC Automotive Europe signed the acquisition agreement for Danglas (Denmark) distribution activities at the end of March. The signing in Copenhagen was in the presence of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, who were on an official visit to Denmark marking the close relationship between the two countries.