Dynamic glazings usually serve sunroof, side window, and rear window automotive applications. In this segment, SPD technology owned by Research Frontiers has realized prominent market penetration. SPD-based dynamic glazing is now serving 14 Mercedes-Benz models, such as the SL- and SLK-Class roadsters, S-Class coupe, S-Class sedan, and Maybach. This market penetration can be attributed to four features of SPD glazing: 1) energy saving (that can transfer to longer range for EVs and lower carbon emissions), 2) fast switching speed (one to three seconds), 3) transparency, and 4) availability in a large area. The combined features are not available in other dynamic glazing technologies, which explains SPD's current success in the automotive segment. Research Frontier’s product is much more expensive than those from competitors like View, but these features make it a better fit for automotive.
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