Automotive glass plays an important role in the performance, safety, and aesthetics of the vehicle. High-performance lightweight materials expand design options and the complexity of glazing applications today, with the positive impact on fuel economy, passenger safety and comfort. The global shift towards electric vehicles and autonomous driving shape further the future developments in automotive glazing. Our meeting facilitates hands-on experience sharing with focus on advanced materials and smart technologies for automotive glazing.
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Please find below the tentative schedule. Speaking sessions will be grouped according to similar themes into blocks and published upon finalizing the agenda, so please check back!
08:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:30 Opening Address from the Chairman
08:40 Technological aspects of glass bending highly functional windshields.
09:20 Speed Networking
10:00 New Way of Glass Bending with Microwave Beam.
10:40 Morning coffee and networking break
11:10 High Efficient Processing of Thin Glass for Automotive Applications.
11:50 Moisture Effect on Initial Adhesion of SBT for automotive glazing.
12:30 A comparison of various de-airing methods for windshield, sidelite and sunroof production.
An important step in automotive laminated windshield, sidelite and sunroof production is the de-airing process prior to final autoclave processing.
Today, manufacturers can choose between one of three available industrial solutions: vacuum ring, nipper roller and vacuum bag processes.
The presentation describes the pros and cons of each process and provides a comparison based on total cost per unit between these methods.
13:00 Business lunch
14:00 Last technology innovations for plastic glazing.
14:40 Improving the performance of laminated glasses by use of special interlayer films.
15:20 Afternoon coffee and networking break
15:50 Innovations in automotive glazing from an electronics perspective.
16:30 Newest ADAS technologies: the impact on automotive glazing.
17:10 Panel Discussion
17:40 Chairman’s closing remarks and end of day one
19:00 Business dinner
08:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 Opening Address from the Chairman
09:10 Advancements in Infrared (IR) Rejecting Interlayer Films.
09:50 Latest Developments in Special Solar Systems for the Automotive Industry (cars, trucks, busses).
CEO, a2-solar Advanced and Automotive Solar Systems GmbH, Erfurt, Germany
10:30 Morning coffee and networking break
11:00 Daimler approach to automated driving.
12:20 Business lunch
13:20 Sunroofs. Defining luxury in a changing market.
Engineer – Roof Systems, Bentley Motors Ltd, United Kingdom
14:00 Horizon Fog Testing Systems.
14:40 Afternoon coffee and networking break
15:20 The novel utilization of polycarbonate glazing to facilitate a novel lightweight upper-deck structure for double decker buses.
Engineering Doctorate (Int.) Candidate, WMG | International Automotive Research Centre| University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
16:00 Panel Discussion
16:30 Chairman’s closing remarks and end of summit
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