CES 2017: Corning Develops New Gorilla Glass, Not For Phones But Cars

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A year ago, it was announced that the 2017 Ford GT will sport a Gorilla Glass windshield. Now, Corning has showcased a concept car at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES), equipped with its strengthened and scratch resistant glass.

Corning has also added a new division within the company for Automotive glass development. A new form of glass has been developed by the division which is designed to be even stronger than the glass used by dozens of smartphones and tablets.

Gorilla Glass is developed to withstand the hottest and coldest of conditions. The concept car presented by Corning has Gorilla Glass for windshield, rear window, dashboard display, steering wheel display and the touchscreen display for the infotainment system.

Beyond being stronger than traditional automotive glass, the Gorilla Glass is also thinner and lighter. The glass also supports augmented reality and with a single touch of the button, the glass will transition from clear to opaque.

Marty Curran, Corning Executive Vice President and Innovation Officer, said, "By bringing Corning Gorilla Glass to the automotive industry, Corning is delivering lighter, tougher, and more optically advantaged solutions, enabling improved fuel efficiency, and a safer, more enhanced user experience for both drivers and passengers.

"Corning's leading position in mobile device cover glass has provided an excellent launch pad for glass solutions enabling smart-phone like connectivity in cars. We are excited to be demonstrating all of these new technologies and opportunities in a custom-built connected car, shown for the first time at CES."

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