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As the “new normal” deploys in the world,

the vision of a carbon-free society and a circular economy through innovation is accelerating, and various challenges have begun in the mobility industry.
In response to the complex challenges and growth opportunities that await you, AGC Automotive is not only continuously introducing innovative materials but also is transforming its own business model in order to proactively propose feasible ideas to achieve your sustainability goals.
As you can see in the brochure, lots has been done this year by AGC with our strong sense of responsibility, and we will accelerate progress further for 2022.
Let us discuss and work together to explore future growth opportunities!

Takashi Narushima
Executive Officer
GM of Global OEM Management Office Automotive Company

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JANUARY

Wideye® by AGC exhibited at all-digital CES 2021

Las Vegas – The biggest tech trade show on earth was forced to go digital this year due to the covid pandemic. Companies were sharing their latest and greatest innovations online via the organizer’s media hub.
Wideye was delighted to exhibit in its own digital booth this year. This format offered the opportunity to show its wide range of innovative solutions for the integration of LiDAR and camera modules.
Alongside windshield and glass covers, Wideye presented a new glass trim design that allows seamless integrating of LiDAR sensors all around the car.

A design concept that gained the attention of many visitors. Stay tuned to CES 2022 to discover the impressive brand new Wideye booth (n° 6577, West Hall).

Wideye windshields, glass covers and trims have been nominated! Wideye® enters mass-production programs
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1,000+
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100+ conference sessions
100,000+ attendees
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FEBRUARY

AGC develops specific glass solutions to reduce Covid-19 risks

A study done by AGC Glass Europe has shown that Planibel Easy, a self-cleaning coated glass from AGC, helps to reduce Covid-19 and viral contamination when exposed to daylight.
The time needed to inactivate 90% of the SARS-Cov-2 viral particles is 37.5% shorter for Planibel Easy than for standard float glass or acrylic, this means that using Planibel Easy greatly reduces the risk of viral transmission when the surface is touched.
On public transportation Clearsight Anti-reflective glass™ was deployed as the best solution during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some of Clearsight unique benefits:
- fast disinfection with easy cleaning (no special cleaner required)
- anti-reflective glass
- resistant to scratches.

Clearsight
Anti-reflective glass™
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Planibel Easy
properties for health purposes
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MARCH

AGC’s transparent glass screen Glascene® adopted for digital signage service on side windows of taxis (Japan)

In "The Tokyo Mobility Gallery Canvas", windowpanes for automobiles will play an active role as a new source of information.
How? By projecting advertisements on the side glass utilizing the time when taxis are empty.
What is it? AGC’s transparent glass screen Glascene® is a laminated glass structure in which a special screen film is sandwiched between two pieces of glass. With Glascene®, it is possible to project high-contrast advertisements while ensuring the safety and durability required for automobile window glass.

More than 100
Tokyo taxis
have adopted this technology
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The new development base AGC Yokohama Technical Center will become the center of global innovation
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APRIL

Pulsaart® brand launched in Europe for improved awareness about AGC connectivity expertise

The mobility world is changing fast. Data transmission, volume and speed are increasing exponentially, requiring new antenna technologies.
In Europe, automotive antenna activity is stepping into new markets and evolving into “more than a Product”, with Pulsaart becoming a full connectivity partner.
Pulsaart differentiates us in the market by bringing together all connectivity fields from design and measurement services as well as antenna product delivery.

Pulsaart®
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MAY

Jack by AGC develops first windshield breakage detection IoT device

The Jack windshield-mounted device uses sensors to detect windshield impacts, analyzes the severity and location data from each impact, and then notifies the vehicle owner or insurer in real-time to enable proactive repair.
Jack is self-powered by solar cells, storing energy and then delivering the high burst power needed for the device’s advanced Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) data communications.
By detecting, diagnosing and notifying glass damages in real-time, Jack makes sure you don’t miss any breakage, you handle them on time and mitigate your glass maintenance costs by up to 50%.

Advanced Bluetooth Low Energy BLE
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JUNE

Wideye Rhino offers sensor protection for industrial vehicles and more !

Wideye Rhino is a section of Wideye® fully dedicated to developing glass sensor protection solutions for trucks and industrial vehicles operating in harsh conditions such as mining, farming, and construction industries.
Wideye Rhino also develops cover glass for the new generation of LiDAR used more and more in Smart infrastructure to monitor traffic information, to optimize flow, and to reduce intrusion risks.
As for industrial vehicles, Wideye Rhino cover glass for Smart cities offers unique benefits: it is seamlessly integrated, highly resistant; efficient whatever the climate conditions.

Road traffic monitoring
24H a day, 7 days a week
Wideye Rhino is “the” solution to give LiDAR glass cover efficiency all year long
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Wideye Rhino technology
in our press communication
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JULY

Our e-catalog was upgraded with 2800 real renderings. Discover the new interface!

The e-catalog available on http://www.glass-catalogue-aaeu.com/ is an online tool gathering the main automotive glass solutions offered in Europe.
From this year, whatever glass color you select for the windshield, the front door or the rear car set, you can view the result on a virtual car with real rendering visuals!
The tool is very intuitive and interactive to let you discover your own combination of glass. When finalized, you may download the result as a PDF.

More than
300 users
visited our e-catalog opening 700 sessions
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See also :
our car configurator to calculate the
environmental impact of our glass solutions
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AUGUST

FeelInspiration – Opening opportunities for decorative glass in automotive interiors

In 2019, FeelInGlass® explored market needs regarding the customization of interior environments. 2021 is the milestone for co-creation projects with design customers.
Aesthetics and technology integration are prominent in the choice of materials for CMF* designers, and thin glass is ideal for a wide variety of applications.
(*) CMF = Color, Material, Finishes.
From seamless integration of displays, backlighting effects or noble materials covering, FeelInspiration acts as a versatile element of interiors.

FeelInspiration acts as
a versatile element
of interiors.
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about our StreetSmartDoor
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SEPTEMBER

Our Automotive website was upgraded: optimized structure and attractive content developed for you!

What is the scope of the 2021 upgrades?
The Home page has been re-designed for more comfortable navigation.
Each product page information was enriched with sub-titles to quickly overview all the benefits.
The gallery of each product was completed to better illustrate each concept.
AGC Automotive OEM 5 pillars were revisited in the key values chapter.

Re-designed for more comfortable navigation
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More than
120,000
new visitors connect to our website each year.
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OCTOBER

AGC as speaker at Mobility Row 2021. Where prominent women leaders gave a TEDTalk(*) !

Mobility Row is an in-person and virtual event that showcases leading-edge CASE (Connected – Autonomous – Shared    - Electric) mobility solutions. AGC was proud to preview multiple technologies that will help define mobility in the future.
Women in Tech was an excellent showcase for established or upcoming women in the tech field, to discuss how they create effective and warranted disruption to the industry, that has often neglected the needs of women in mobility and transportation.
The panel was well represented from the industry including: startup CEOs, members of congress, venture capitalists and leaders of “think tanks” in the area.
(*)TEDtalk = Technology Entertainment Design conference.

Mobility Row
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NOVEMBER

AGC Automotive Glass solutions keep you safe all around the car

An increasing part of our everyday lives: cars are all the time more connected and equipped with sensors keeping us and those around us safer than ever.
Glass is the ideal car element between these technologies and your vehicle, increasing the safety of both those inside and around.
Glass? How can that help? Discover 6 AGC Automotive glass technologies in action in our online video.

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DECEMBER

AGC is contributing to sustainable development to help ensure a bright future for our planet

AGC group mission states, “AGC, an everyday essential part of our world — AGC’s unique materials and solutions make people’s lives better around the world every day.”
Our activities for a sustainable world cover 5 fields: earth, society, customers and business partners, employees, investors.
Our initiatives for earth include Climate Change Initiatives, Resource Utilization and Management / Preventing Pollution, Biodiversity Conservation, External Evaluation of AGC’s Environmental Impact, The AGC Group’s Energy-Saving and Energy-Creating Products.

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Test our car configurator to calculate CO2 saving with AGC Automotive glass solutions
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