USA – April 21, 2017
AGP eGlass business unit continues to build on the successful launch of the “Big Sky” Windshield for the Tesla Model X with the production awarded of the windshield for Tesla’s emblematic vehicle, the Model S. Although the Model S has been in production for several years, Tesla vehicles continue to evolve with the incorporation of an Autopilot level 5 autonomous driving capability to their entire vehicle portfolio. Given this, AGP´s “Camera View Plus” technology was needed to enable the production of an advanced version of the Model S windshield, which is now offered on every new car. It is worth noting that AGP is currently supplying the windshields for the only 2 vehicles in the world with level 5 autonomous driving camera technology, the Model S and the Model X.
AGP’s “Camera View Plus” advanced windshield optics allow for the optimal performance for camera systems used for the latest autonomous driving technology. AGP’s research and development team has worked tirelessly to bring better than 20/20 vision to our
windshield glass systems meaning that the windshield’s optical performance exceeds the camera’s tight specifications. For reference, this level of performance delivers 2 to 3 times better results vs other standard market solutions, which results in improved performance by the camera systems as the windshield acts as the final optical lens.
“AGP is diligently working with our automotive OEM customers and leading camera system experts to continuously develop glass that enables camera performance rather than reduce it, which has been a problem with other windshields manufacturers in the marketplace. The ultimate impact of such great technology advancement on humanity is potentially huge, possibly saving as many as 90% of the 1.2million lives that are lost every year due to human errors on the roads” said Arturo Mannheim, CEO of the AGP Group. AGP launched this new technology in mid-2016 and has seen increasing interest for collaboration and integration of this best-in-class solution.
American Glass Products is a global supplier of state-of-the-art specialty glass production, with advanced laminating, tempering and armouring lines that deliver products adhering to the strictest technical specifications. With 50 years of experience, AGP has developed a large portfolio of products for the Automotive, Architectural, Marine, Mass Transit, and Military markets that it supplies through its 4 production facilities and global sales network.
Source: Tesla.com, Tesla Self-Driving Demonstration (Short)