Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC), the world-market leader for climate control
units and human-machine interface (HMI) systems, and Corning Incorporated, a
leading supplier of automotive glass solutions, are collaborating to deliver
a new, outstanding user experience for drivers.
The collaboration between these two companies will allow automakers to take
advantage of BHTC’s HMI expertise and Corning’s glass innovations to create
vehicles with cutting-edge infotainment systems.
BHTC’s 15″ OLED display, combined with Corning’s ColdFormTM Technology,
allows BHTC to optically bond display and cover glass with a convex
curvature, supporting a radius of 200 mm. With Corning’s LivingHingeTM
technology and the electromechanical integration of BHTC, displays are
dynamically bendable. This innovative design creates a seamless, closed
display surface while in off-mode, reducing distraction and enhancing safety
for drivers. In an autonomous driving state, the dynamic display bends
outward to show more information without sacrificing driver safety.
This visionary technology provides users with a rich, immersive experience
that allows them to interact with their displays in a more natural way.
BHTC and Corning will showcase the technology at CES 2023 in Las Vegas
(January 5-8, 2023).
About BHTC: BHTC (bhtc.com) is the world market leader in climate controls
and a specialist in outstanding HMI (Human-Machine-Interface) system
solutions. In addition to a first-class and comfortable climate, this also
includes the intuitive and ergonomic operation of HMI systems. Success
stories are created at BHTC when challenges meet creativity. The results are
customer-specific solutions in the segments of control systems, climate
control units, center information displays (CID), clusters, and integrated
center stacks (ICS). With our global footprint in Europe, Asia, the USA, and
Mexico we are always close to our customers.
About Corning Incorporated: Corning (corning.com) is one of the world’s
leading innovators in materials science, with a 170-year track record of
life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in
glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep
manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining
products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives. Corning
succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of
material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with
customers who are global leaders in their industries. Corning’s capabilities
are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet
changing market needs, while also helping its customers capture new
opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning’s markets include
optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display, automotive,
solar, semiconductors, and life sciences.