LG Electronics is unveiling its transparent antenna for automobiles, designed in collaboration with French glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain Sekurit. Created for compatibility with various types of glass and vehicle designs, including electric vehicles (EVs), LG’s antenna will be available as an on-glass or in-glass application.
The broad surface application of the film-type antenna enables reliable telecommunication performance and provides scalability to handle increased network traffic. This antenna is extremely adaptable and offers improved connectivity with support for 5G, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System), and Wi-Fi.
“Created through our close partnership with Saint-Gobain Sekurit, the transparent antenna is a next-generation product that has proven its exceptional communications performance for automotive applications via vehicle tests,” said Eun Seok-hyun, president of LG vehicle component solutions. “As a global leader in telematics and automotive solutions, LG is committed to advancing its technological capabilities and will continue to introduce new solutions that drive the evolution of the mobility experience.”
The transparent antenna can be seamlessly integrated into car windshields or glass sunroofs, meaning vehicle manufacturers don’t have to make any design concessions when developing new models. The film-type antenna features more than 80 of LG’s patents, including the design capability to make antenna patterns transparent and transparent electrode technology.
LG, in partnership with Saint-Gobain Sekurit, enhanced product integrity by developing a method to apply the transparent antenna onto glass.
“We’re pleased to unveil our smart glass featuring LG’s transparent antenna technology,” said Thibaut Heitz, innovation and R&D director of Saint-Gobain Sekurit. “In collaboration with LG, a leader in vehicle component solutions, we are pioneering advancements in vehicle telecommunications. Our common objective aim is to provide an enriched and unique in-vehicle environment, bringing the future of mobility to fruition.”
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