Las Vegas, Nevada., January 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The idea of a true “smart city” requires the symbiotic interaction of buildings, people and vehicles. Never before, until CES this week, has a technology platform crossed all of these areas to improve the efficiency, comfort, and functionality of the way people live, work, and travel. Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR) and Gauzy Ltd., a leading global provider of materials science and light control technology, today announced that Gauzy will showcase SPD light control technology -Smart as part of the Smart Cities exhibit at CES (North Hall Booth # 9233), featuring grassroots collaborations with key partner and licensee Research Frontier, Vision Systems, and other leading brands of the sector in the areas of mobility and built environments.
Gauzy’s demonstration at CES 2022, supported by valued partners, delivers a full smart city experience, with a focus on mobility solutions and transparent screens using smart glass technology. Imagine a light control film embedded in the glass that allows users to change the tint of the glass from clear to dark or anything in between with the push of a button, in response to commonly used sensors, or built into. part of a building or vehicle Control system. This is possible with the SPD-Smart (particle suspension) film, which uses specially designed nanoparticles suspended and dispensed in a flexible film that is laminated directly into glass or other transparent substrates.
By enabling cities and their occupants to travel safely and stay better connected for more efficient operations, SPD-Smart Light Control technology from Gauzy and its partners is changing the way we interact with and in our environment. State-of-the-art smart glass technologies including SPD and PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) are being incorporated into a variety of transit and personal vehicles, as well as construction applications to save energy, reduce emissions CO2 and transform glass into information, entertainment, privacy and shading systems. to improve people’s lives.
While it may sound futuristic, SPD technology has been used reliably to replace aircraft shades since 2001, in tens of thousands of Mercedes and McLaren vehicles from 2011 onwards, and is expected to be introduced on future models of cars from Cadillac and other automakers. It is also used in yachts, cruise ships, museums to protect invaluable works of art and collectibles such as the world’s most valuable baseball cards from visible light damage, and architectural applications such as a ten thousand square foot roof at the Universal Exhibition in Milan in 2015.
Today, this cutting-edge technology is being incorporated into a variety of personal and transit vehicles, as well as construction applications to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, and turn glass into information systems, entertainment, privacy and shading to improve people’s lives.
CEOs of Research Frontiers and its licensees Gauzy and Vision Systems will be in attendance at CES, along with senior executives from their technical, engineering, business and product development groups. The Gauzy-led exhibition will feature in the Smart City Pavilion at CES various commercial applications for SPD-Smart films produced by Gauzy, including electronically dimmable aircraft windows, panoramic dual-zone sunroofs, intelligent projection systems and information displays that combine transparent OLED and SPD technology to transform your window into a high definition information or entertainment display that can operate in bright environments and instantly and automatically adapt to changing lighting conditions to produce a vibrant, high-contrast display.
The products shown are based on high volume commercial uses of SPD technology which highlight its fast switching speed, infinite mid-tint control and superior range of light transmission.
The markets for SPD-Smart film are already well established. Research Frontiers has licensed more than 40 chemical, film and glass companies that sell products for the automotive, aviation, marine, rail, museum and consumer electronics industries. Gauzy’s established and growing network of more than 55 glass manufacturers around the world brings additional synergies, infrastructure and growth opportunities to the smart glass industry.
Research Frontiers’ patented SPD-SmartGlass technology is the same best-selling smart window technology that can be found on tens of thousands of existing cars from Mercedes and McLaren, and on future car models from Cadillac and beyond. ‘other car manufacturers.
In addition to cars, products using Research Frontiers’ smart glass technology are used in airplanes, yachts, trains, homes, offices, museums and other buildings. It can be used to replace mechanical shading elements in buildings and vehicles, and can create privacy on demand.
With the push of a button, building or vehicle occupants can instantly change the tint of their windows or sunroofs to avoid direct sunlight and heat, and create a feeling of the outdoors even when outside the window. or the sunroof is closed. Glass or plastic using Research Frontiers’ patented SPD-SmartGlass technology effectively blocks UV and infrared rays in both light and dark modes, helping to keep interiors cooler and protecting occupants and interiors while improving safety, comfort and privacy. In vehicles such as cars and trains, some of the other benefits of SPD-SmartGlass include significant reduction of heat inside the vehicle (up to 18 ° F / 10 ° C), UV protection, glare control, reduced noise and reduced fuel consumption. Independent calculations also show that using the SPD-SmartGlass can reduce CO2 emissions by four grams per kilometer and increase the range of electric vehicles by approximately 5.5%.
On Gauze Ltd.
Gauzy is one of the world’s leading providers of materials science and nanotechnology, focused on the research, development, manufacture and commercialization of technologies integrated in and on raw materials. Some of Gauzy’s main areas of expertise include LC and SPD, which are used to produce LCG® (Light control glass). The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with an additional production facility in Germany and sales, marketing and distribution sites in several US cities and China. Learn more at www.gauzy.com and on LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.
Gauzy has a newly expanded state-of-the-art materials synthesis facility in Israel and an 11,000 square meter custom SPD production facility strategically located near Stuttgart, Germany. This production site is dedicated to the production of 1,000,000 m² of SPD material per year for the automotive and architectural industries. Gauzy’s advanced production techniques have significantly reduced the cost of SPD-Smart light control technology, shortened delivery times to customers, and added new capabilities and features to the world of smart glass.
About Research Frontiers Inc.
Research Frontiers (Nasdaq: REFR) is a publicly traded technology company and the developer of the patented SPD-Smart light control film technology that enables users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass products. or plastic, manually or automatically. Research Frontiers has licensed its smart glass technology to more than 40 companies, including well-known chemistry, materials science and glass companies. Products using Research Frontiers’ smart glass technology are used in tens of thousands of cars, planes, yachts, trains, homes, offices, museums and other buildings. For more information, please visit our website at www.SmartGlass.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Note: From time to time, Research Frontiers may issue forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Current results, in particular those which depend on the activities of third parties, may differ and are not guaranteed. Any forward-looking statement should be viewed accordingly. “SPD-Smart” and “SPD-SmartGlass” are trademarks of Research Frontiers Inc. “LCG®“(Light Control Glass) is a trademark of Gauzy Ltd.” Cadillac ” is a trademark of General Motors. “MAGIC SKY CONTROL” and “Mercedes-Benz” are registered trademarks of Daimler AG.
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