TOKYO, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AGC Asahi Glass ("AGC") has announced that its cover glass for car-mounted displays will be installed in the new Audi A8 vehicle. This will mark the world's first ever (*) mass-produced vehicle to incorporate curved cover glass.
The cockpit of the new Audi A8 will feature two touch-screen displays that will allow vehicle occupants to display and control the information necessary for safe and comfortable driving. To realize this, AGC's curved cover glass will be used for the upper display, a large and gently-curving 10.1-inch display that shows navigation and infotainment systems, while flat cover glass will be used for the lower display, a touch-screen which will be used to operate the system.
AGC's cover glass for car-mounted displays was specifically chosen in recognition of the following advantages it provides:
- It contributes to achieving a sleek, unified dashboard design due to its gentle curve realized by AGC's proprietary 3D curved surface-forming technology, and its decorative printing with tones that blend into the surroundings.
- High quality can be ensured through a fully integrated production process that covers everything from chemically strengthening glass to forming, and applying the optical thin-film coating and surface printing that inhibit glare and fingerprints.
Under its "AGC plus" management policy, the AGC Group has made a commitment to create products that add various pluses for stakeholders. Pluses for society include "safety," "security" and "comfort" while pluses for customers include "new value" and "functionality." As a pioneer of car-mounted display cover glass, AGC is dedicated to pursuing technological innovations that allow it to continue providing products that add new value and exceed customers' expectations.
(*) As of September 14, 2017, based on AGC Asahi Glass research
About AGC Asahi Glass
Registered Company Name: Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
President & CEO: Takuya Shimamura