The supertough, scratch-resistant glass discovered on mobile phones is going to show up in a car windscreen.
Ford will debut Gorilla Glass on the Ford GT as part of efforts to make sure the supercar is light, active and quick when it takes place sale following year.
Ford collaborated with Corning to create a special kind of Gorilla Glass, a slim hybrid glass laminate used on smart devices and other customer electronic gadgets, for the automobile’s windscreen, rear engine cover as well as a bulkhead. The product is 30 % lighter– glass on the GT weighs just 46 extra pounds with 12 extra pounds shaved off– and is stronger, clearer and also much more sturdy.
“Ford is the very first vehicle firm to adopt this innovation,” claimed Corning Chief Executive Officer Wendell Weeks. Other automakers have actually revealed passion and Ford’s Hau Thai-Tang, head of worldwide buying, claimed he recognizes Ford will certainly not maintain the exclusive advantage for long.
To show its strength, Ford designers packed a cannon with a 1.75-inch hail sphere and also fired it at 55 miles per hour right into an item of Gorilla Glass. It did not shatter like a piece of typical glass.