Corning - Concept Car
Corning Unveils Vision for Ultimate Driving Experience at CES 2017
Innovations in advanced glass technology enable cleaner, safer, more enhanced automotive solutions
Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today unveiled its glass-enabled concept vehicle in its booth (#14146, Central Hall) at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, showcasing the breadth of Corning® Gorilla® Glass for Automotive applications.
As the automotive industry rapidly changes, driven by new trends in connectivity, fuel efficiency, and social behavior, Corning sees exciting new opportunities for the role of advanced glass technologies, both inside and outside vehicles.
“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,” said Marty Curran, executive vice president and innovation officer. “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.”
Corning’s Connected Car, premiering at CES features:
- A lightweight Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield with augmented reality capabilities, providing real-time updates on traffic and landmarks, and enabling a lighter, more fuel-efficient ride.
- A seamless, flowing Gorilla Glass dashboard and elegantly floating center console, providing users with fully integrated connectivity that keeps drivers and passengers informed and entertained.
- Gorilla Glass hybrid sunroof and backlites, with additional lightweighting benefits, contributing to improved fuel efficiency.
Throughout its history, Corning has built a reputation as a world leader in precision glass, working directly with customers and ecosystem partners to develop glass solutions engineered for their specific needs and designs. The company is now leveraging its precision glass capabilities, fusion manufacturing expertise, and auto industry experience to extend Gorilla Glass into the automotive glass market.