Gorilla Glass an Unlikely Weapon in the Battle to Increase Car Economy

By Gary Cutlack on at

Corning's Gorilla Glass, which has been toughening up mobile displays for the last few years, may soon find its ways into cars. As it's so tough it allows car manufacturers to use thinner layers, reducing overall weight and perhaps adding a few percentage points to fuel consumption averages.

According to Corning's Jeffrey Evenson, who was speaking at the MIT Mobile Summit, Gorilla Glass also features better soundproofing to help make rides quieter, while talks with auto companies are going so well he expects one "high-end" manufacturer to start selling a car with a Gorilla Glass windscreen inside the next 12 months. [MIT Tech Review via Engadget]