USA – April 10, 2017
There have been various recent announcements of electric vehicles sales numbers for the first quarter of 2017, which all point to a strong growth performance worldwide and confirm the continued adoption of cleaner transportation solutions by consumers. One good example is the Model X, from the world´s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, which greatly innovated in the SUV segment offering an unparalleled cabin experience through its large panoramic windshield called “Big Sky”. Its development and production were made possible by AGP’s advanced bending capabilities of up to 4 sqm of glass surfaces. This is currently the largest and most complex windshield in the automotive market with an approximate size of 3 sqm and features an advanced dual shade zone for improved cabin comfort and safety. Besides the functional benefits, the Big Sky gives the driver and passengers a «feeling of openness» with a panoramic view that provides an unmatched riding experience.
AGP started manufacturing this windshield from its new state-of-the-art facility in 2015, which includes the capability to produce the largest and most elaborate glass products in the industry by utilizing our “360 Plus™ Technology”. This capability is one of AGP’s 6 core technologies that are enabling the advancement of automotive glass technology to meet the demands of the mobility evolution.
The automotive market is predicting a substantial increase in the size and complexity of glass in future vehicle designs. AGP is on the forefront of enabling such designs with our “360 Plus™” technology to be able to produce such complex shapes with tight radiuses. Included in the size and shape capabilities of AGP is also our ability to offer complementary technologies that include advanced optics for auto pilot cameras and non-metallic solar protection to enable better car connectivity. These technologies are designed to be in tune with the Future of Mobility, as this revolution unfolds.
American Glass Products is a global supplier of state-of-the-art specialty glass production, with advanced laminating, tempering and armoring 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.