Detroit Auto Show Unveils Innovations in Auto
January 17, 2013
by Casey Neeley, email@example.com
|Nissan is displaying its Resonance concept
vehicle with a floating glass roof.
The 2013 North American Auto Show in Detroit has revealed several
new developments in auto glass. Various vehicles have shown innovation
directed at both practical and fantasy applications for glass in
Several of the concept cars showcased reveal technology automakers
may begin using in upcoming models.
Nissan's new concept car Resonance offering a floating glass roof
was unveiled at the show. It features an "open, airy architecture
highlighted by a unique 'floating' roof created through the use
of the thin, steeply raked A-pillars, large full-length glass panel
and flowing D-pillar design. Inside, the designers imagined what
the future of first-class space travel might be: Welcoming yet exclusive
and high-tech yet premium. The resulting 'VIP lounge,' with its
light, buttery leather and premium-stitched seats, exudes genuine
sophistication," according to Nissan.
|Toyota's Fun-Vii offers an all-glass exterior.
Toyota's all-glass concept Fun-Vii (vehicle, interactive, internet)
is also on display. The exterior of the vehicle features interactive
glass and has been called a "smartphone on wheels" by the company.
"The ultimate in personalization, the Fun-Vii offers the ability
to alter the content displayed on the interior and exterior with
the same ease as downloading an application or posting to Instagram.
The whole vehicle body can be used as a display space, with the
body color and display content changeable at will. This allows the
entire vehicle to function as a display for messages or images as
you choose," says Toyota.
Though both vehicles were created as display concepts which will
are unlikely to ever touch the road, their technology someday may.
|The 2014 Jeep Compass will feature sunscreen
While many of the vehicles on display are concepts, the 2014 Jeep
Compass is a vehicle that will soon see the road. In its display,
the vehicle showcases one of its new standard features, sunscreen
Jeep issued a release saying, "The Jeep Compass offers an array
of clever features consumers will appreciate whether commuting to
work, driving in challenging weather conditions or exploring new
trails or out-of-the-way places."
The company also says the new model will feature an acoustic laminated
glass windshield which "helps make this the quietest Compass ever."
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