Corning, the makers of Gorilla Glass, has signed a new deal that will see the company develop windshields for the next Ford GT in 2016.
Move over, Shatterprufe. Gorilla Glass, one of the favorite materials for smartphone screens, is soon set to see a brand new application; on car windshields.
Corning, the company behind the product, has now signed an exclusive deal with Ford with the intent of producing a Gorilla Glass windshield for the next Ford GT, set to be released in 2016.
The material that will see deployment on future Ford models is actually a hybrid of Gorilla Glass and three other layers of alternative materials. The end product is set to be thinner and lighter than regular windshields while providing equal or greater protection.
The introduction of the end product onto Ford’s upcoming GT might see a wider application in future, but will likely be limited to high-end vehicles. Significantly, were Corning’s efforts adopted across the automobile industry, we might see Corning-produced glass becoming far less expensive in future.
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