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Research and Markets: Global Opportunities in the Automotive Smart Glass Industry - 2014

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Opportunities in the Automotive Smart Glass Industry - 2014" report to their offering.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the worldwide market for smart glass used in cars and trucks identifying the main opportunities that smart glass presents for glass and coatings makers as well as for the car firms themselves. In addition, the report includes an eight-year (volume and value) forecast of smart auto glass with breakouts by materials technology and functionality.

The report incorporates a technology assessment of the latest smart glass technologies for the automotive sector including self-tinting glass, self-cleaning glass, self-healing glass, and automotive display glass. Applications covered are windshields, mirrors, sunroofs, other automotive windows and dashboards. The report also discusses the glass-related opportunities that NanoMarkets sees emerging as the result of the latest trends in automotive infotainment systems.

This report pinpoints the main trends that will shape the revenue potential of smart auto glass in the next decade. Noting that many of the smart glass technologies used in cars and trucks have low performance and short lifetimes, this report analyzes how performance will be improved and how this can lead to enhanced revenue streams for the firms involved with smart auto glass, both as technology providers and as OEMs.

Finally, the report also discusses smart glass adoption strategies by the major automobile and light truck companies, along with the product, market and supply chain strategies of key firms that are shaping the market for smart auto.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

  • Self-Tinting Glass in the Automotive Sector
  • PDLC Privacy Glass in the Automotive Sector
  • Smart Mirrors
  • Self-Cleaning Glass
  • Self-Healing Glass
  • Embedded Intelligence in Smart Auto Glass.
  • Six Companies that will Shape the Smart Auto Glass Business
  • Opportunities for Glass Makers
  • Opportunities for Specialty Chemical Companies
  • Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts for Smart Windows Materials

Chapter One: Introduction

  • Automobiles, Glass and the Internet-of-Things
  • Environment, Fuel Efficiency and Smart Glass
  • Smart Glass, Comfort and Design Trends

Chapter Two: Assessment of Smart Glass Technologies for the Automotive Market

  • Forecasts and Forecasting Methodology
  • Strategic Role of Glass in the Automobile Industry
  • Self-Tinting Windows and Window Film
  • The Market for Electrochromic Glass in the Automotive Sector
  • Could SPD Dominate Auto Glass?
  • Thermochromic Glass in the Auto Industry
  • Photochromic Glass in the Auto Industry
  • PDLC and Privacy Glass in Autos
  • Self-Cleaning Glass in the Automotive Sector
  • A Future for Self-Healing Glass in the Auto Industry?
  • Markets for Auto Glass-Embedded Electronics
  • Potential for Multi-Functional Glass
  • Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of Smart Glass in Automotive Sector by Technology

Chapter Three: Smart Glass in the Context of Automotive Industry Structure and Developments

  • Smart Glass and Existing Supply Structure for Auto Glass
  • Smart Glass and Auto Companies
  • Smart Glass and Vehicle Types
  • Smart Auto Glass May Have its Own Path for Environmental Considerations
  • Smart Auto Glass and Fuel Economy
  • High-SPF Glass as an Alternative to Self-Tinting Glass
  • Windshield and Sunroof Design
  • Trend Towards More Automotive Telematics May Mean New Kinds of Display Glass

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