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To: JoAnnBarbour who wrote (28991)11/17/2019 9:46:09 PM
From: JoAnnBarbour
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Doesn't appear to be SPD if the description by techcrunch.com is accurate. "The panoramic glass roof has special coating with UV protection that helps the interior stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter". Unless the special coating they refer to is SPD and they don't know any better. I was hoping Ford's collaboration with Rivian would lead them to using SPD. Maybe they still will.


Ford also invested $500 million into EV startup Rivian, which will see the two companies collaborate on an electric vehicle built on Rivian’s platform.




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To: JoAnnBarbour who wrote (28993)11/17/2019 9:49:01 PM
From: wallstreetbull
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It was a stretch as nobody has ever mentioned FORD. I have about 10 makes on my list that has been mentioned or linked to SPD and Ford was never one of them.

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To: wallstreetbull who wrote (28994)11/17/2019 9:53:37 PM
From: N. Dixon
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Continental used a Ford at, I think, their first CES w/SPD.

Isn't this a Ford?



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To: N. Dixon who wrote (28995)11/17/2019 10:57:41 PM
From: wallstreetbull
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Continental used that Ford to develop the controller. I actually think they used a brand of car that was not developing SPD such as Ford so as to not tick off the manufacturers. I dont know if Ford is or not but not ever a mention.

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From: 61311/18/2019 9:18:13 AM
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Mustang - doesn't look like SPD based on reports. Question is why not? That is a huge glass roof. If SPD is not needed in a roof that big, then it is a luxury item by definition. So then the question is - can they get the price down to a point that someone buying a $40K - $50K car would splurge on it. And if so, how much will RFI actually make on it.
This contrasts with the Uniti car. Does that work only in certain locations in Europe due to CO2 laws?

Personally, I don't like the look of the car anyway. A far cry from the uniqueness of the previous models.

Waiting on news from Panasonic and the advertising market.

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From: Auger5011/18/2019 9:20:08 AM
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Sharing VS interview.

smartglassworld.net

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To: Auger50 who wrote (28998)11/18/2019 10:09:56 AM
From: aknahow
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Where do you think the smart glass industry will go next? Can we expect integrations with other technologies, such as Augmented Reality or Internet-of Things?

Where there is energy consumption to be reduced, smart glazing will be present. The market is now ready for smart glass solutions and so are we, with smarter products and more useful products for the customer.

The smart glass industry will always go smarter, and Smart Lite will continue to provide new functions, such as integrated information display, video projection, lighting… to increase the passenger experience and provide brand differentiation.

Augmented Reality or Internet of Things could be integrated into wider concepts that don’t limit themselves to the glazing but that mingle and intertwine smart glass with other smart products.

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Question: Is the MSG Sphere an example of Augmented Reality?

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To: wallstreetbull who wrote (28996)11/18/2019 12:58:05 PM
From: firstresponder
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I actually think they used a brand of car that was not developing SPD such as Ford
Some of Ford's dimmable vehicle glass approved patents (they've been working on it since 2002).

Vehicle Glass Roof Systems (photovoltaic-powered dimmable glass)

Vehicle Window Transmittance Control Apparatus and Method (controller for dimmable windshield or side windows)

Interactive vehicle glazing (dimmable glass with touch control)

And in their patent app pipeline:

Self-Defrosting Sensor (this one would cover LIDAR sensors on autonomous vehicles)

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To: firstresponder who wrote (29000)11/18/2019 1:25:52 PM
From: wallstreetbull
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I am not up on Ford. Nobody has mentioned Ford while many other Automakers have been mentioned. Thats what I was going on.

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To: aknahow who wrote (28999)11/18/2019 1:32:00 PM
From: firstresponder
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Question: Is the MSG Sphere an example of Augmented Reality?

Yes, according to the Las Vegas Sun:
It’s not designed for sports, but rather for concerts and other immersive experiences. And as such, it’s being designed with the advanced tech needed to provide these immersive experiences, including future augmented reality offerings.
First Figura says SmartLite now has the industrial process to complete "medium series" projects in house.

Then he says:
Vision Systems is also working on a dedicated business model for glassmakers to integrate the dimmable solution under Smart Lite’s supervision, for large-series projects.
I'm guessing the Sphere would qualify as a large-series project and one of their partners would make the glass And if they landed it, they'd use Gauzy's film.
New players are entering the market, like Gauzy that recently chose a strategic implantation in Germany to address the European market. That helps in making the technology more visible and attractive to big industrial players, and that will help to reduce the costs of such solutions.They also come with wider films, which will allow us to provide new solutions for the yacht or train markets.
Finally:
The smart glass industry will always go smarter, and Smart Lite will continue to provide new functions, such as integrated information display, video projection, lighting…
Could 1.8 meter SPD film play a role in their "advanced tech" design?

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