Smart glass: evolution of automotive glazing

Maria Charlton, director of the Independent Windscreen Academy, looks at changes in the windscreen market.   As vehicle manufacturers push the boundaries of design so too is automotive glazing evolving.

Many volume models are already fitted with driver assistance technologies, using Head-Up Display (HUD) but carmakers are pushing ahead with augmented reality technology, using sensors in the glass. This will see the advent of fully interactive ‘smart glass’ for the benefit of passengers as well as drivers, to the extent that the dashboard may well become obsolete within a decade.

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