Smartglass technology is known for producing noise reduction glass for the interiors of aircrafts and other commercial vehicles. One of the things that the auto industry is very proactive about is decreasing the internal sound pollution, even if it is only a few decibels.
Paring Smartglass with electric vehicles could spur a new level of sound reduction. As autonomous vehicle technology continues to expand, so will passenger experience.
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are making glass a much bigger focal point on developing “AV-First” passenger experiences. For example, instead of using traditional windows, the use of Smartglass could transform the interior of the vehicle into an entertainment hub for the passenger to enjoy. The technology may also aid in allowing or blocking interaction between occupants and the outside environment, or make use of the windows as forms of external communication.
In today’s day and age, turning up the radio is the norm. However future AV passengers may want to take advantage of their traveling time to do work or sleep. Research on noise reduction is expected to continue at a rapid rate. Noise reductions not the only feature that smartglass can provide.
Not only is Smartglass effective in noise reduction, it’s considered sustainable. Due to increasing demand and new regulations that require sustainable technology, the glass was also created with this benefit in mind. New Environmental regulations, primarily in Europe, require new vehicles to have some level of sustainability.
In addition to being sustainable, the technology has the ability to raise the EV driving range by over 5% and reduce CO2 emissions by four grams per kilometer.