Gorilla Glass, used for cell phones, is coming to cars

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DETROIT (AP) — The thin, lightweight glass on your smartphone could soon be found on your car.

An automotive version of Corning Inc.'s Gorilla Glass — which is found on billions of mobile phones — will be used for the windshield and rear window of the new Ford GT sports car.

Ford says the glass is more durable than traditional glass. It's also 30 percent lighter, which saves fuel and improves the car's handling.

Gorilla Glass has been used by the consumer electronics industry in 2007. The automotive version has multiple layers for added safety, but it's half as thick as a traditional windshield.

BMW is also using Gorilla Glass for an interior panel in the i8 hybrid sports car. Ford is the first to use it for a windshield.

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