to Unveil Safety Study at SAE World Congress
The 2004 SAE World
Congress and Exposition is fast approaching. The event, which will be
held March 8-11 in Troy, Mich., will feature the 10th annual DuPont-sponsored
survey, which ranks advanced safety and entertainment systems as tied
among the top two technologies consumers for which consumers would be
willing to pay in their vehicle.
"The SAE survey results support double-digit growth projections for
safety systems development and validates our experiences around the world
with first tier and OEM customers," said Michael L. Sanders, global
business director for DuPont and INVISTA Automotive Safety Systems.
"Our primary focus is to contribute materials technology and the
expertise to apply it in priority development programs for side-impact
and rollover protection as well as collision avoidance and pedestrian
protection systems that are on the near-term horizon."
The 2004 SAE study report indicates that among the top ten safety systems
to receive priority attention among first-tier suppliers and OEMs over
the next five years will include heads-up display images in windshields
and laminated sidelites, sunroofs and backlites.
Among DuPont's offerings to meet these needs are:
- DuPont SentryGlas® Wedge, which enables sharper head-up
display images in windshields; and
- DuPont SentryGlas® Plus safety glass interlayer, which it
says offers added rigidity and tear strength for sidelites. It is commercially
used as an option on both the BMW 5 and 7 Series models. New SentryGlas®
technology will be debuted at SAE for its additional benefits in providing
acoustic, solar and styling benefits in addition to safety and security.