AGC Automotive, a key partner in building, in supporting and in developing the mobility of the future!
With more than 50.000 Group members around the globe, in more than 30 countries, AGC Group strives continuously to fulfill its mission to make “AGC, an everyday essential part of our world”. The AGC Automotive Division is a key player in aiming to ensure that our unique materials and solutions make people’s lives better and more comfortable with high level of user-experience around the globe. Wherever you need superior mobility solutions, our teams will be there in all countries, speaking your language, discussing your needs with the strong aim and commitment) to make it happen. Discover some of our achievements this year, in all regions, with our various Business Units, to be there where needed!
Uli Vennedey Sales & Marketing Director AGC Automotive Europe
Wideye enters its first mass production by end 2023 and continues its global expansion
Since 2016, Wideye has been totally focused on autonomous vehicle ecosystems with the vision of enabling ADAS deployment to help make fully autonomous driving a reality.
With a growing number of nomination programs covering its main product categories, the time is coming for Wideye to deliver its first committed SOP. Wideye is preparing for mass production ramp-up of a unique glass module specially designed to enable the integration of LiDAR sensors in the roofline of the vehicle. With the rooftop mount set to go increasingly mainstream in the near term thanks to its elevated position, Wideye is delighted it has succeeded in the encapsulation of a LiDAR unit in an all-glass roof, proving that this kind of integration delivers the perfect compromise between performance and design. For this integration, Wideye used its unique glass which is transparent to the near infrared spectrum with high optical quality.
To support Wideye’s development strategy, the scale-up was on the stage globally. Between Las Vegas at CES, China at Auto Shangai, Munich at IAA and Tokyo for JMS, many visitors were there to discover Wideye expertise!
AGC paves the way to improved driving safety with innovative windshields
AGC has developed the world's first(*) FIR sensor-enabled windshield for vehicles, an innovation that is expected to enhance driving safety. Integrating FIR sensors into ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) compensates for the limitations of visible light sensors, while sensor fusion technology merges data from both systems to vastly improve visibility. Ultimately, AGC aims to use its experience and knowledge to eliminate all pedestrian traffic fatalities.
FeelInGlass® is further nominated for display glass supply
Our FeelInGlass® division, with its breakthrough vison, offers innovative glass solutions for incoming uses, such as decorative trims, display covers or smart surfaces. This year again, our experts visited and exhibited at several major events, especially in the USA for CES and in Europe at IAA to introduce the scope of their decorative glass, FeelInspiration, shaped into an exclusive concept, the GlassInMotion demonstrator.
In line with the development of its activities, FeelInGlass® is further nominated for display glass supply, in partnership with key display players worldwide (Europe, China, etc.). This step forward brings more reliability for its partners and establishes the position of FeelInGlass® as automotive-proven solution. As a result, nominations for this solution were granted for models to be launched as of 2025 onwards in Europe and in Asia.
AGC glass antennas help mobility industry adopt better connectivity
As the importance of CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services, Electric) increases, the automotive industry has to rethink mobility to keep up with the ever-changing needs of society. Reliable connectivity is crucial to this end.
The 5G services became commercially available in Japan in 2020, and the emergence of CASE will push related industries to develop technology that provides higher performance and more reliable wireless communication for vehicles.
As a leading manufacturer of glass antennas since their inception, AGC is dedicated to innovation to meet the changing demands of the mobility industry in the CASE era.
AGC has developed glass antennas for Sub6 band radio frequencies used in 5G networks.
Redefining Mobile Connectivity in European Trains with WAVETHRU™ Retrofit
The WAVETHRU™ Retrofit is swiftly becoming the go-to solution across Europe, offering a state-of-the-art, cost-effective technology that facilitates the seamless passage of mobile signals through train window glazing. This revolutionary service enhances signal transmission significantly, ensuring passengers experience continuous access to their mobile devices during their journey.
With the WAVETHRU™ Retrofit, the need for expensive and bulky signal-boosting equipment belongs to the past. This innovative technology is easy to install on existing windows without any intrusive elements like wires or additional equipment, preserving the aesthetics of train interiors and maintaining the thermal performance of glazing.
Discover how WAVETHRU™ Retrofit is setting a new standard for mobile connectivity in European rail travel on our WAVETHRU™ Retrofit page.
Our unique coatings for a sustainable drive all year long!
AGC Automotive’s best comfort panoramic roof video is ready!
From scorching summers to icy winters your vehicle must be ready to face all the challenges that Nature can throw at it… AGC Automotive’s Comfort Control Panoramic Roof ensures an optimal journey experience, whatever the weather!
How is this possible? Our unique Thermal comfort roof covered with IR-cut and low-e coatings, enables to reflect infra-red rays in summer while keeping heat inside the cabin in winter. This unique panoramic roof contributes to sustainable mobility as it enables to reduce the use of Heating in winter and Air-conditioning in summer. Thanks to the thermal comfort coatings, the sunshade can be removed, offering a lighter body and, cherry on the cake, it frees up room for Electrical Vehicle batteries.
Don't wait any longer. View how Lina enjoys an incredible journey, winning the battle against the elements!
With our integrated PV cell roofs solutions, Your roof powers your car using the sun
The panoramic glass roof is fitted with solar cells embedded between the 2 sheets of glass. As a result, you charge the battery during driving or parking time using the free and sustainable energy from the sun.
The direct benefits: you decrease the dependency on charging stations and you reduce phantom battery drain caused by auxiliary car functions (camera, 4G, etc.)
Our unique P-displays windshield lets you keep your eyes on the road and enjoy a safe stressless drive
AGC special P-polarized coating allows to use our windshield as a display with three areas of projection. As a result, you can view all necessary driving information in your field of vision, you receive notifications and calls without removing your eyes from the road, to enjoy the safest drive!
Our demo car was exhibited at CES2022 in Las Vegas offering this impressive driving experience to visitors. At CES 2024, AGC shall unveil a revolutionary P-Displays glass technology, transforming the user experience at the cockpit level. An upgraded demo car will be exhibited at CES2024 in EyeLights booth, LVCC North Hall 10943. Our product manager, Patrick Ayoub, declares, " Whether integrated onto the windshield or as a thin pillar-to-pillar glass blade, our coated glass solutions demonstrate unprecedented display quality, offering new cockpit design perspectives ready for mass production.“
Our Laminated roofs expertise for a safe, comfortable and connected drive
AGC Panoramic glass roofs are Laminated and offer a safe structure reducing the risk of flying shards of glass in case of breakage. Panoramic roofs are the ideal place to embed Sensors, functions and on-glass antenna, to enable smart roofs and connected solutions.
To offer the best product range to the market, our European division has implemented a Glass Roofs Business Unit, gathering experts who develop the technologies to be integrated in the panoramic roofs of today and tomorrow.
AGC Automotive creates unique products and solutions that contribute to the realization of a safe, comfortable, and connected future-mobility society. Being part of the AGC Group is a strength giving us access to our glass, electronics, chemicals and ceramics businesses innovations.
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