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.
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.