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Asahi Glass Set for Use in Audi A8

Photonics.com
Oct 2017
TOKYO, Oct. 6, 2017 — Asahi Glass Co. Ltd’s cover glass for car-mounted displays will be installed in the new Audi A8, marking the world’s first mass-produced vehicle to incorporate curved cover glass.

The cockpit of the new Audi A8 will feature two touchscreen displays that will allow vehicle occupants to display and control the information necessary for safe and comfortable driving. To realize this, Asahi's curved cover glass will be used for the upper display, a large and gently curving 10.1-in. display that shows navigation and infotainment systems, while flat cover glass will be used for the lower display, a touchscreen that will be used to operate the system.

Asahi’s cover glass contributes to achieving a sleek, unified dashboard design with its gentle curve, realized by a proprietary 3D curved-surface-forming technology, and its decorative printing that blends into its surroundings. High quality is 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.

Asahi Glass develops automotive glass, industrial material and performance chemicals.

GLOSSARY
glass
A noncrystalline, inorganic mixture of various metallic oxides fused by heating with glassifiers such as silica, or boric or phosphoric oxides. Common window or bottle glass is a mixture of soda, lime and sand, melted and cast, rolled or blown to shape. Most glasses are transparent in the visible spectrum and up to about 2.5 µm in the infrared, but some are opaque such as natural obsidian; these are, nevertheless, useful as mirror blanks. Traces of some elements such as cobalt, copper and...
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