WINTER DE-ICING, SUMMER COOLING

In winter, this “heat control” glass de-ices thanks to a metallic coating electrically connected. No more scraping outside with frozen fingers. Just flick a switch to de-ice …and after a while, you may drive off!
 

THE ROAD IS A SOCIAL SPACE

In our November News we looked at research on self-driving cars and asked if they can ever adopt the habits of human drivers. Here are some more conclusions from the same research by Goodyear.
 

AGC STARTS THE YEAR WITH A NEW ACQUISITION

In order to consolidate its ARG activity (automotive replacement glass) in Denmark, AGC Automotive Europe is acquiring the distribution activities of the Dan-Glas company (Denmark). Located in Vibörg (Jutland region), Dan-Glas used to be a customer of AGC Automotive Europe and is specialised in distribution of premium brand windshields. It generated a turnover of € 2.8 million in 2016.

CLEAR VISION FOR ADAS

With the rapid development of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and the absence of industry standards, AGC has established its own ADAS compliancy programme for windshields in the aftermarket.

SIX KEY TRENDS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

With the end of the year, it’s time to start thinking of 2017. Here are 6 trends that will shape the car market next year and beyond…
 

STAYING AHEAD OF ADAS

One of the biggest challenges facing the ARG industry in 2016 has been the rapid development of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) in new cars. As an OEM market leader, we have made great efforts and investment to respond to these changes and gear up for future ADAS developments including, but not only, the arrival of autonomous cars.
 

AGC FORGES AHEAD WITH GLASS ANTENNAS

AGC continues to invest heavily in ADAS safety technologies and innovations related to self-driving vehicles. One of the most important areas is glass antennas, which play a vital role in supporting computerization of the car.
 

CAN SELF-DRIVING CARS ADOPT THE GOOD AND BAD HABITS OF HUMAN DRIVERS?

A new pan-European research project* is investigating whether drivers are willing to share the road with autonomous vehicles.
 

AGC SETS FOOT IN AFRICA

AGC Automotive Europe has reached a basic agreement with Induver Holding, a glass manufacturer in Morocco, to set up a joint venture for manufacturing automotive glass (http://www.induver.net/).
 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR THE END OF A YEAR

 

Dear Customer,

We are upgrading our SAP system which is the main program currently used for our business operations. The transition to the new system will take place on Monday, 2nd January 2017. We are taking all the necessary measures to ensure a smooth and successful implementation.