How advanced materials are evolving the automotive sunroof landscape

AutotechInsight Analysis Monthly

The demand for vehicle sunroofs is on the rise with manufacturers implementing safer and more advanced functional sunroof features

The automobile roof has traditionally been regarded as an additional closure component that protects the occupants from environmental and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) conditions. With the design of the passenger cells and the connection of the pillars, there is also an element of safety. While sunroofs have traditionally included a sliding sunshade to block light when closed, this is not always the case. In the interest of safer driving, auto glass is becoming larger to accommodate visibility and protection. This trend for panoramic glass has grown owing to changing consumer preferences. However, this application is no longer limited to high-end vehicles.

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