The Gauzy IAA 2021 Experience

Advanced automotive glazing that redefines the function of interior and exterior vehicle glass starts with advanced materials. Independently and in collaboration with industry leading partners and contributors, Gauzy proudly presented innovative applications for its PDLC and SPD LCG® at the 2021 IAA Auto Show in Munich. Explore our technologies and the collaborations that are a driving force in future focused mobility solutions by reliving the event with this recap below.

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LCG® Panoramic Sunroofs

Segmented or unsegmented high curvature panoramic or multizone sunroofs with thin glazing provide dynamic solar and light control, shading, aesthetic designs with optimized space for more comfortable interiors.

PDLC & SPD Sunroof

Dual zone panoramic sunroof with segmented SPD & PDLC glass. Combining both technologies creates a comprehensive approach to precise light control with the added benefits of thermal and visual comfort for both the passenger and driver. Each technology processes a unique benefit and this variation utilizes both product’s strengths.

PDLC Panoramic Sunroof

With a high 3D curvature and ultrathin glazing, this multisegment PDLC sunroof underwent a thermoforming process to gain its unique shape. Optimized to operate in wide temperature ranges, PDLC with IR blocking capabilities keeps interiors cool yet bright while blocking direct glare that disturbs vehicle occupants.

Known as The Architects Of Innovation, Gauzy’s long standing partner Vision Systems, are a leading system supplier of dimmable solutions to renowned key players of the transport industry. Vision systems offers a full range of products setting a standard in the field of smart glass, passenger comfort and safety.

Curved mirror glazed SPD window

Experience privacy paired with dimmable shading and views from vehicle interiors enabled by combining SPD and mirror finishes.

  • Curve radius: R163
  • Lamination: SPD with glass (12.9mm thickness)
  • Control method: Dimming with potentiometer
  • Instant switching time
  • Control and optimize natural light
  • Reduce glare and heat
  • UV and IR blocking capabilities

SPD & PDLC Smart Projection Partition

Dual-glazed SPD and PDLC supports privacy, shading, and front projection, transforming interior glass partitions into information and entertainment surfaces for a unique passenger experience.

  • Dual glazed SPD and PDLC
  • LCG® partition
  • Lamination: SPD + PDLC with glass (10.6 thickness)
  • 25% Transparency in clear mode
  • Individual control of PDLC or SPD
  • Control method: Dimming with tablet
  • PDLC supports HD, 180° viewing angles
  • SPD enables 95% light blocking for contrast
  • PDLC and SPD OFF = Full privacy, Interior Viewing
  • PDLC and SPD ON = Clear window, Exterior Viewing
  • PDLC OFF, SPD ON = Light filled privacy
  • PDLC ON, SPD OFF = Shaded privacy

SPD & PDLC Smart Projection Partition

Dual-glazed SPD and PDLC supports privacy, shading, and front projection, transforming interior glass partitions into information and entertainment surfaces for a unique passenger experience.

  • Dual glazed SPD and PDLC
  • LCG® partition
  • Lamination: SPD + PDLC with glass (10.6 thickness)
  • 25% Transparency in clear mode
  • Individual control of PDLC or SPD
  • Control method: Dimming with tablet
  • PDLC supports HD, 180° viewing angles
  • SPD enables 95% light blocking for contrast
  • PDLC and SPD OFF = Full privacy, Interior Viewing
  • PDLC and SPD ON = Clear window, Exterior Viewing
  • PDLC OFF, SPD ON = Light filled privacy
  • PDLC ON, SPD OFF = Shaded privacy
Curved Segmented SPD Window ​

Curved Segmented SPD Window

Segmented SPD is compatible with curved glass or polycarbonate supporting controlled shading solutions that enhances comfort and energy efficiency.  This demonstrator showcases single axis curved glass capabilities ideal for large glazing in commercial or private serial or concept vehicles.

  • Segmented SPD with solid straight horizontal parallel lines
  • Lamination: SPD with glass (13.6mm thickness)
  • Number of segments: 5
  • 48.4% Transparency in clear mode
  • 2.7% Haze
  • Control method: Dimming with potentiometer
  • Control: individual or group control with instantaneous switching time

Texas Instruments DLP® Technology leads the industry in high resolution display and advanced light control solutions for personal electronics, automotive and industrial applications. TI offers a wide range of chipsets with various micromirror array diagonal size, resolution, brightness, and more to meet different needs of customers.

TI DLP® Technology for PDLC

TI DLP® Technology for PDLC

Pairing Texas Instruments DLP® Technology with Gauzy PDLC technology supports ultra high contrast projection screens that can be used for time and location based advertising, or vehicle -to-vehicle or vehicle-to-passenger communication for a more connected and safer experience on the road. This marks the second time Gauzy and Texas instruments have presented together, and the companies will be presenting at SID in late September 2021

  • Stack: UHT White PDLC/ 2.1mm extra clear silk printed glass/ .38mm PVB
  • Projector: Automotive grade projector designed by TQ Technology
  • Imager technology: DLP5532-Q1 DMD (0.55” micromirror array size)
  • Lumen output: 1000 lumens
    Contrast ratio: 600:1 (FOFO)
  • Throw distance: 450 to 1000mm
  • Throw ratio: 1.8

LG Display Co., Ltd. [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220] is the world’s leading innovator of display technologies, including thin-film transistor liquid crystal and OLED displays. The company manufactures transparent OLED technologies which are currently used in a broad range of applications and industries including subway trains, office buildings, and retail locations.

Transparent OLED IGU

LG Displays Transparent OLED IGU is specially designed for public trains, creating a unique and future facing HD display that allows for infotainment and a view. This product has already been used to replace subway trains in China, and is part of built spaces in South Korea, verifying the use of OLED technology for digital signage and advertising space in the transportation industry.

  • IGU T-OLED window with special tempered glass
  • Size: 55” screening surface
  • 40% transparency rate for infotainment and a view
  • Thickness: 1.0 cm
  • Contrast Ratio: 150,000:1
  • Resolution: 1920 * 1080

T-OLED with SPD Powered by LG Display

SPD LCG® smart glass technology supports high contrast vibrant T-OLED displays that are adaptable to bright environments and shifting light conditions. While SPD is on, T-OLED displays are transparent, bringing forward clear visual content with visibility to what is behind the display for infotainment with a view. To create greater contrast when there is direct light on the T-OLED display, SPD is dimmed to any desired opacity, blocking up to 99% of light, creating high contrast color rich displays.

  • 55” Transparent OLED laminated with Gauzy SPD technology
  • Total thickness: 7.84 mm
  • Contrast ratios: 150,000:1
  • Transparent rate: 38%
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Brightness: Peak 400 nit / Normal 150 nit
  • Power consumption: 62.52W (Typ.)

Gauzy Around the Show

BMWi Vision Circular Show Car

Intelligent lighting, revolutionized. For IAA 2021, the BMWi Vision Circular show car features an innovative headlight design powered by Gauzy SPD LCG® technology. As the car starts, the SPD glass switches from dark to transparent revealing headlights that illuminate surroundings. Laminated in thin glazed curved glass, and executed with sporty elegance and precision, the BMWi Vision show car is the first successful demonstration of using the SPD Technology in a front light for both dynamic design and light control.

LCG® Side Window

Brose’s exhibit is a must-see at the IAA. In partnership with Gauzy, Brose is showcasing the most innovative uses of smart glass in the automotive industry. Gauzy’s laser patterned LCG® supports segmented light control, with passenger shading perfectly contoured to complement the sleek lines of the vehicle’s body.
Industrial lamination and complete system integration for OEM’s are on display now at Brose’s booth. Join us and immerse yourself in cutting edge LCG® technology and the future of automotive glass.

LCG® Side Window


Brose’s exhibit is a must-see at the IAA. In partnership with Gauzy, Brose is showcasing the most innovative uses of smart glass in the automotive industry. Gauzy’s laser patterned LCG® supports segmented light control, with passenger shading perfectly contoured to complement the sleek lines of the vehicle’s body.
Industrial lamination and complete system integration for OEM’s are on display now at Brose’s booth. Join us and immerse yourself in cutting edge LCG® technology and the future of automotive glass.



Concept car showcased with RAI Dutch Automotive

Sekisui revealed a new show car at the RAI Dutch automotive booth (B1-C41) which features Gauzy LCG® smart glass technology in a number of applications. This marks the second time Gauzy and Sekisui have showcased a collaboration, following CES 2019.

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