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Editorial

A MESSAGE FROM GIANCARLO PERINI, PUBLISHER.

Car designers around the world, please help us to raise this baby. Make it yours.

Yes, you can!

Through the past five years I have been running a blog dedicated to car design with an experimental approach. I was eager to establish a bridge with the design community and to gain experience on the web.

Now, time has come for a new project with broader goals, focuses and reach.

The goal is to establish a very lively «Café littéraire» where professional designers, design educators and students, car and design enthusiasts meet, show their ideas, discuss design matters and trends, contribute with their own reports and stories to the development of a modern design culture, with past experiences and inputs from different cultures.

Please subscribe to our " Newsletter" to keep up with the progress Automotive Design Club International.

And, please, invite all your friends to join us, here and now.

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Anti-reflective Glass.

 

Reflections on the inside of the windscreen can disturb the visual comfort and concentration of the driver. This is compounded by lighter IP top covers that may still exist. Anti-reflective glass, which is treated with a special coating, can reduce these reflections by up to 40% at a reflective angle of 60 degrees, and also helps reduce glare. Reduces exterior and interior visible light reflectance to less than 2%

  • Transmits more than 90% visible light
  • Superior safety, security and acoustic performance
  • Blocks over 99% of UV transmittance
  • Durable pyrolytic (hard coat) surface, bendable and temperable

 

Hydrophobic Glass.

 

In the field ofNanotechnology, hydrophobic coated glass is often used in automotive and applications. Hydrophobic glass is coated with a polymeric layer that repels water, causing rain or other water to run off the glass without leaving droplets and also greatly improving the effectiveness of windshield wipers in completely clearing water from the windscreen. This leads to significant increases in visibility under wet conditions due to less surface contact with the glass. The early claims from the suppliers were that it would eliminate the use for windshield wipers. This would never be proven successful.

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    Hydrophilic glass is characterized by a contact angle of ≥105°, whereas Hydrophobic is ≤90°

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