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Automakers Mull Gorilla Glass To Save Weight In Windows, Boost Fuel Economy

By Stephen Edelstein 3,158 views Aug 31, 2015 2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014 Enlarge Photo Gorilla Glass is already used for the screens of countless smartphones, but it may start to make its way into cars soon. The tough, scratch-resistant material made by Corning could help carmakers further reduce weight, as they look to increase fuel efficiency. Even small gains could be beneficial in the context of U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, which require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg (equivalent to about 40 mpg on the window sticker) by 2025. DON'T MISS: Gas Mileage Rules For 2025 Could Be Lowered If Buyers Stick With SUVs That's why Ford and other automakers are testing Gorilla Glass and similar "chemically-toughened" glass products, according to Automotive News (subscription required). BMW already uses Gor...

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