San Sebastian, Spain – November 7, 2018. The world’s automakers and their glass suppliers will meet next week in San Sebastian, Spain for the 12th International CTI Conference – Automotive Glazing Europe. This is the largest conference on automotive glazing in Europe. On November 15, Research Frontiers CEO Joseph Harary will be a featured speaker, giving a presentation on “Improving the passenger experience and improving performance in electric, autonomous and other vehicles using dynamic glass technology.”
Research Frontiers SPD-SmartGlass is the dynamic glass technology that can be found on numerous car models from Daimler. The MAGIC SKY CONTROL feature, which is now in use on tens of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars (including their flagship S-Class), uses SPD-SmartGlass technology to turn the roof glass transparent by electrically aligning tiny nanoparticles in a thin film within the glass. With the touch of a button, drivers and passengers can instantly change the tint of their roof to help keep out harsh sunlight and heat, and create an open-air feeling even when the sunroof is closed.
Mr. Harary’s address will focus on topics including how SPD-SmartGlass has been used in the automotive industry to:
- Improve the passenger experience in vehicles through the intelligent use of dynamic glass.
- Increase the driving range of electric vehicles by up to 5.5%.
- Reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4 grams/kilometer in internal combustion engine vehicles.
- Increase the use of glass on vehicles without bringing inside the vehicle unwanted heat (by up to a 18ºF/10ºC reduction), light, glare, harmful UV radiation and noise.
- Improve the comfort, security and safety of occupants.
- Benefit autonomously driven cars and their occupants.
To learn more about the CTI conference, please see the event website.
About Research Frontiers Inc.
Research Frontiers (Nasdaq: REFR) is a publicly traded technology company and the developer of patented SPD-Smart light-control film technology which allows users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass or plastic products, either manually or automatically. Research Frontiers has licensed its smart glass technology to over 40 companies that include well known chemical, material science and glass companies. Products using Research Frontiers’ smart glass technology are being used in tens of thousands of cars, aircraft, yachts, trains, homes, offices, museums and other buildings. For more information, please visit our website at www.SmartGlass.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Note: From time to time Research Frontiers may issue forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results, especially those reliant on activities by third parties, could differ and are not guaranteed. Any forward-looking statements should be considered accordingly. “SPD-Smart” and “SPD-SmartGlass” are trademarks of Research Frontiers Inc. MAGIC SKY CONTROL, Mercedes-Benz, and model designation S-Class are trademarks of Daimler A.G.
For further information about SPD-Smart light-control technology, please contact:
Joseph M. Harary
President & CEO
Research Frontiers Inc.