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Technology Stocks : Research Frontiers (REFR)
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From: tinknocker12/8/2019 8:42:39 PM
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I'm sure this was posted before but I LIKE IT ! (Besides, I'm hoping for the EQV.)

Forbes, 11/20/19
"...“Manufacturers don’t tell us or licensees what they are going to say or do until they do it,” he explains. “I know which ones are in development, but don’t know which ones are going to be at the show.”
The most he can say is that there are cars coming out in 2020, 2021, and 2022, but won’t segregate into which vehicles are mainstream or premium. That said, he reports the company is working with virtually every car company in the world, and adds that it can be found in some vehicles that you can order now, but aren’t being delivered to customers until next year.
And yet, Harary insists he isn’t being coy.
The company recently reported that film sales through the third quarter of this year have exceeded all of last year, which indicates that automotive use is increasing. For example, the technology could be useful in SUVs that have rear-seat entertainment systems to make it easier for people to watch videos.
I emailed Mercedes-Benz asking if it’s being used in any newly revealed vehicles–specifically the recently revealed EQC–but haven't yet heard back from the manufacturer.
And without a manufacturer expressly mentioning his company’s name or the technology being used, Research Frontier isn’t at liberty to discuss SmartGlass application in any product.

So if you are at an auto show and see a car–especially an EV or SUV (or both)–that has either panoramic roofs or side windows that can adjust its tint, it’s a safe guess that it’s using Research Fronteir’s SmartGlass.

Update: A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson responded that its “Magic Sky” feature that uses SmartGlass will not be in the EQC.

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