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LG To Unveil Transparent Car Antenna Designed in Collaboration With Saint-Gobain Sekurit at CES 2024

LG is getting the CES 2024 ball rolling, announcing early what it's set to reveal at the annual tech conference.

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The South Korean electronics maker said today it'll unveil a transparent antenna for automobiles at CES 2024. The film-type antenna, which is applied directly to vehicle glass, was designed in partnership with French glass manufacturer, Saint-Gobain Sekurit.


"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 Company.


LG touts that the broad surface application of the film-type antenna improves telecommunications performance and provides scalability to handle increased network traffic. The antenna supports 5G, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and Wi-Fi connectivity.


Credits: LG

What's more, the film-type antenna is designed for compatibility with different types of glass and vehicle designs, making it easy and convenient to integrate in windshields or in glass sunroofs. It will be available as an on-glass or in-glass solution, which should give vehicle manufacturers flexibility in design options. The adaptability of the atenna means these manufacturers won't need to make any design concessions when developing new models as it removes the need for the kind of housing typically required to accommodate conventional antennas.


LG says the the antenna also features more than 80 of its patented innovations, including the design capability to make antenna patterns transparent and transparent electrode technology. The tech giant employed the help of Saint-Gobain Sekurit to develop a method to apply the transparent antenna onto glass, enhancing product integrity.


"In collaboration with LG, a leader in vehicle component solutions, we are pioneering advancements in vehicle telecommunications," said Thibaut Heitz, Innovation and R&D Director of Saint-Gobain Sekurit. "Our common objective aim is to provide an enriched and unique in-vehicle environment, bringing the future of mobility to fruition."


LG expects this latest telematics innovation to stengthen its position in the automotives solution market – a market it believes is in demmand of cutting-edge telecommunication equipment.

 
  • LG announced it'll unveil a transparent antenna for automobiles at CES 2024.

  • The film-type antenna, which is applied directly to vehicle glass, was designed in partnership with French glass manufacturer, Saint-Gobain Sekurit.

  • It supports 5G, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and Wi-Fi connectivity.

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