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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.

Work is in progress. Be part of it!
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Reflective Solar Control.

 

Many glass manufactures possess the technology and capability to deliver a coated windscreen product that reflects more than 30% of the sun's energy (more than five times that of a standard glass). This particularly benefits the new generation of vehicles that are commonly designed with larger glass areas. In addition to coated glass product, automotive glazing also reflects the sun's heat. Some products are constructed from an infrared reflecting film, laminated between two pieces of glass. The product can be used in all vehicle apertures.

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  • Tinted Glass 2
    Tinted Glass 2

     

    Acoustic Comfort.

     

    Acoustic laminated glass technologies have been developed to combat levels of noise penetration in vehicles. Noise mainly comes from the sound of the car's engine, air and other environmental factors (e.g. other cars, roadworks, etc.). When using specific acoustic laminated glass, an improvement of some 3-5dB can be achieved, which is quite noticeable to the ear. Lower noise levels mean that the driver will become less tired, and make communication inside the vehicles more comfortable, thus contributing to overall safety.

     

  • Glass Acustic comparison
  • Glass Acustic comparison
    Glass Acustic comparison