LG Will Unveil Transparent Antenna Technology at CES 2024

Product was designed in partnership with Saint-Gobain Sekurit to enhance telecommunications…

LG Electronics will unveil its transparent antenna for automobiles at CES 2024, company officials have announced.

LG’s transparent film-type antenna, which is applied directly to vehicle glass, was designed in collaboration with French glass manufacturer Saint-Gobain Sekurit.

A transformative telecommunications technology, the company’s transparent telematics solution “is expected to make waves in the rapidly evolving mobility sector while further strengthening LG’s position in the automotive solutions market,” the company stated.

Designed for compatibility with various types of glass and vehicle designs, LG’s transparent antenna will be available as an on-glass or in-glass solution on windshields or sunroofs. The broad surface application of the film-type antenna offers reliable telecommunications performance and provides scalability to handle increased network traffic, the company noted.

Extremely adaptable, the product offers improved connectivity with support for 5G, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and Wi-Fi.

“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. “As a global leader in telematics and automotive solutions, LG is committed to advancing its technological capabilities and will continue to introduce new solutions that drive the evolution of the mobility experience.”

The transparent antenna can be seamlessly integrated in car windshields or in glass sunroofs, removing the need for a housing typically required to accommodate conventional antennas. The film-type antenna features more than 80 of LG’s patented innovations, including the design capability to make antenna patterns transparent and transparent electrode technology.

“We’re pleased to unveil our smart glass featuring LG’s transparent antenna technology,” said Thibaut Heitz, innovation and R&D director of Saint-Gobain Sekurit. “In collaboration with LG, a leader in vehicle component solutions, we are pioneering advancements in vehicle telecommunications. Our common objective aim is to provide an enriched and unique in-vehicle environment, bringing the future of mobility to fruition.”

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), put on by the Consumer Technology Association, will be held Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas.

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