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.
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…).
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.
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.