The windshield of your car often develops cracks. The most annoying thing about a cracked windshield is that you cannot repair it so you have to replace it. Replacing the windshield of your car burns a deep hole in your pocket. Also, driving a car that has the cracked windshield is pretty dangerous for you.
A recent patent publication reveals Ford has developed a self-healing glass panel. The glass panel contains three layers of glass stacked one above another and a healing agent provided between the first layer and the second layer. When a crack develops, the healing agent moves into the crack site via capillary action and bonds the crack, thereby healing the glass panel automatically.
The windshield made out of self-healing glass might possibly eliminate the need of replacing the cracked windshield of your car and in turn, save you recurring costs required to replace it.
Publication Number: US20190224949A1
Patent Title: Self-healing glass panel
Publication date: 2019-07-25
Filing date: 2018-01-19
Inventors: Yali Li, Mohammad Omar Faruque
Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC