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Intelligent glass for railways manufactured using sputtering techniques

PROJECTS
Funding
Spain
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Duration
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€599 700
EU Contribution
€0
Project Acronym
VITECA
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Rail icon
Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Objectives

The aim of the project is the development of electrochromic side windows: the project aims to develop windows based on electrochromic glass manufactured entirely by layer deposition using magnetron sputtering and that can be easily industrialised at the Ariño facilities. Electrochromic glass has the peculiarity of changing its light transmission properties when a small electrical current is applied to it. This type of smart glass allows users to control the amount of light (and, consequently, heat) that they transmit, representing considerable energy savings. Once activated, the glass changes from transparent to opaque, partially blocking light while maintaining a clear view, offering the passenger the possibility to modify the state of the window with the push of a button, and resulting in greater comfort.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Specific funding programme
State R+D+I Program Oriented to the Challenges of Society
Other Programme
Proyectos de I+D+I «Retos Colaboración»
Funding Source
Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)

Results

We are currently in phase 2 of the project, out of a total of 5 phases, with very good results so far in the study of TCO's in the development of heated windshields and electrochromic side windows.
 

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Ariño Duglass
Address
Pol. ind. Royales Bajos, s/n., 50171 La Puebla de Alfindén Zaragoza, Spain
Partner Organisations

Technologies

Technology Theme
Additive manufacturing
Technology
Additive Layer Manufacturing
Development phase
Validation

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