No longer limited to smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy and ASUS ZenFone, Corning has announced today in a press release that it will be supplying the windshields for Ford's new GT supercar. Described as the first production vehicle to utilize Corning's lightweight Gorilla Glass, this advancement will reportedly save over 12 pounds in overall vehicle weight.
Described by Hau Thai-Tang, group vice president, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company, as a great example of innovation for the automotive sector, he continued "The Ford GT will set new standards for innovation through performance and light-weighting, and we're excited about exploring other applications for this great new technology." Adding to this, Corning Incorporated chairman and CEO Wendell P. Weeks stated that "We believe lightweight, tough, optically advantaged Gorilla Glass for Automotive is a game-changer for the industry, and we're thrilled to work with Ford to bring it to market."
While these two companies have been in partnership for years in regards to emission control technology, this world's first adoption marks what could become a large ordeal for many high-class vehicles worldwide.