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1. (WO2018178883) AUTOMOTIVE LAMINATE WITH SUPERIOR CAMERA WINDOW

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/178883    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2018/052107
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 28 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B32B 17/10
Applicants: AGP AMERICA S.A.
Inventors: MANNHEIM ASTETE, Mario Arturo
SUAREZ, Juan Pablo
GORDON, Philip Denton
VOELTZEL, Charles Stephen
SARMIENTO SANTOS, Andres Fernando
Title: AUTOMOTIVE LAMINATE WITH SUPERIOR CAMERA WINDOW
Abstract:
The use of camera based safety systems is growing at a rapid rate in modern automobiles. As the industry moves for full autonomous capability, the number of cameras required is increasing. At the same time, windshields, where many of the cameras are mounted are 5 becoming larger and more complex in shape. This presents problems in the area of camera optics. For one, the camera is looking out through at least two layers of bent glass bonded together by a third layer of plastic. Mismatches in the refractive index can result in a double image. The curvature of the glass turns the window into a lens and, in conjunction with the often low installation angle, can reduce the optical clarity of the camera field of view. The 0 laminate of the invention has a cutout in the area of the camera(s) on the interior glass layer where the cameras are mounted. The cameras are mounted directly to the glass via a bracket or adhesive or to a thin transparent insert. The glass can also be fitted with a lens system optically bonded to the glass for even better performance. The result is a laminated glazing with superior optical quality.