Intelligent Glass Control and 3D display surface for the Continental win at 2018 German Design Award

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Intelligent Glass Control and 3D display surface win award for outstanding design quality in ‘Transportation’ category; Better comfort, greater safety and improved energy efficiency thanks to Intelligent Glass Control; 3D display surface for flexibly presenting digital content and new configuration options in the cockpit.

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Intelligent Glass Control enables the selective shading of nearly all car windows at the touch of a button
Continental is among the winners at the 2018 German Design Awards for the third time in succession. The German Design Council has chosen the corporation’s Intelligent Glass Control and three-dimensional display surface as the victors in the ‘Transportation’ category. In doing so, the international jury has recognized the technology company’s design quality and innovative prowess. The award will be presented in Frankfurt on 9 February 2018.
The intelligent glass can be darkened incrementally to a set level either automatically or at the touch of a button. The technology uses special films inserted into the glass that change their transparency in response to electric control signals. This can reduce CO2 emissions by approximately four grams per kilometre. It also improves comfort and safety because drivers are no longer dazzled or distracted when folding down the sun visor, for example. Automatically darkening the windows also ensures privacy. “We are delighted that the German Design Council has acknowledged and honoured the possibilities offered by our Intelligent Glass Control system and strengthened our resolve to continue developing it as a flexible system solution,” comments Andreas Wolf, head of Body & Security business unit at Continental.
“The option of controlling the amount of light coming through the windows increases driving comfort as well as safety,“ declared the German Design Award panel, explaining its decision.
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