Car windshields are made from two sheets of glass sandwiching a sheet of resin material that blocks sound and prevents the glass from shattering and scattering in an accident.
Because of this double-pane structure, images projected onto the windshield normally appear as double, making them difficult to look at. Sekisui Chemical solved the problem by developing a resin film with varying thickness that inhibits diffuse reflection of the projected light.
According to the company, one Japanese automaker has already decided to use the resin for a car model it plans to release in or after 2009, and a European carmaker has decided to use the resin for two models.
Sekisui Chemical hopes to see its material being used in 1 million cars by 2015.