Gorilla Glass, Its Use In The Automotive Industry, And Why You Should Insist On It In Your Next Car

Posted on: 24 August 2017

Alkali-aluminosilicate sheets bathed in a high-temp potassium salt ion-exchange solution (otherwise known as "Gorilla glass") has been around for several decades now. Its recent improvements have matched the advancement of technology, step for step. Better still, the company responsible for its creation and production is now making the glass available to the automotive industry. Here are its uses, and why you should insist on this glass product in your next car or your next windshield repair.

Lighter Window Glass

Imagine reducing the weight of all the window glass in your vehicle while still maintaining an incredible, virtually indestructible auto glass. That is exactly where this type of glass is going and where it exists on current luxury cars. If you have alkali-aluminosilicate glass in your windows, your car could roll over in an accident or take a hit from the side and barely scratch or crack the windows.

Additionally, this glass is clearer, more translucent, and makes cars more fuel-efficient. That means you spend a lot less money trying to see, trying to wash the car and its windows, and less money on gas for your vehicle. The price of replacing your current windows with alkali-aluminosilicate glass more than pays for itself over time.

Fewer Deaths from Forward Ejections

It is nearly impossible to break a windshield made of this type of glass. Standard windshields break into shards in the front and shattered bits in the back. Anyone who is ejected out of the front windshield in an accident is most definitely not going to survive the numerous lacerations to his/her head, neck, hands, arms and torso when sent through standard lime glass. With the alkali-aluminosilicate glass, forward ejections are a thing of the past. Passengers may still suffer injuries, but this type of glass will prevent the lacerations to the throat, face, head, torso, and arms, where multiple major arteries and veins would otherwise be severed.

More Opportunities for Built-in Mobile Technology

Heads-up technology is currently only available in high-end cars. This is a projection of your speed, maps of the area, travel routes upon request, etc. You can still see everything you need to see ahead of you, but you can also see things that are important to your driving. This means that you never have to look down to see anything and take your eyes off the road. That translates into a lot less accidents.

The same glass is also used in in-dash, touchscreen technology. The in-dash screens are then every bit as unbreakable as the rest of the auto glass surrounding you. The hope is that, eventually, sensors can connect the in-dash touchscreen with the front windshield so that you can see and control what is going on with the in-dash system by interacting with the windshield.

Why You Should Insist on the Installation of Alkali-Aluminosilicate Glass on Your Next Vehicle 

Now that you know what this type of glass can do, why would you not want it in your next vehicle? For the time being, any time that you need windshield repair or auto window replacements, you should request this type of glass. Within the next decade or so, this type of glass will be standard on most vehicles. Your children and/or grandchildren will be driving cars and never know the horrors of sailing through a shattered windshield. You should experience that for yourself now.

Installation of this type of glass is really no different than traditional auto glass. The only real difference is that it will take only one glass technician to replace your car's windshields and windows instead of two. If the technician were to drop it, it could still be installed with no cracks, chips, or breaks either. That's a lifesaving, life-altering guarantee. For more information, contact companies like Central Glass Company.