|Excerpts, google translate from German. Love to see it on a tesla (:^]|
Glass surface with shading option and panoramic view
Old material with a great future: Glass will play an important role in tomorrow's cars. As an intelligent glass, the material should make driving easier and safer.
From the historical art object to the intelligent functional glass: Glass has always fascinated through its many possibilities of use - and is still the subject of current developments. "Whether it is a glass film, can be wound up on a roll like a plastic film, extremely high-strength glass, or in countless applications that make our lives safer, more modern and more comfortable", Springer authors Helmut A. Schaeffer and Roland Langfeld explain in The Future of the glass from the book material glass.
The glass material is also used in a variety of ways in the automotive industry. When using large-area glazing elements in automotive and automotive engineering, "the two Springer authors explain" complex coating processes, "superficially refining" glass panes, providing them with additional properties and thus converting them into "functional glasses". These functions included heat and sun protection, variable light transmittance, antireflection, electrical conductivity, self-cleaning or high strength...."
"...Targeted darkening of the vehicle glazing
The control of the glass transparency is intended to provide more comfort for the vehicle occupants. AGP's "VarioPlus" technology allows vehicle occupants to adjust the transparency of the glass from a completely opaque view to a completely transparent one with a finger wiping movement or by voice control. Continental has also developed a technology with Intelligent Glass Control to allow the targeted darkening of vehicle glazing.
The coating of glass surfaces with an electrochromic layer system makes it possible to change the light transmission in a targeted manner and as required, the Springer authors Schaeffer and Langfeld explain chapter glass and its manifold applications from the book material glass. Electrochromic coating systems are to be used in the vehicle area for dimmable sun roofs and for self-extinguishing, blended exterior rearview mirrors...."