Program 2018



Wolfgang Erner Gerald-Alexander Beese

Wolfgang Erner, Technology Manager Europe, NSG Pilkington Automotive
Gerald-Alexander Beese, Head of Strategic Project Management, KTI GmbH & Co. KG – German Research Institute


Transport from the hotel to the conference location

8.45 – 9.15

Business reception – check-in and network in the exhibition area

9.15 – 9.30

Welcome address by CTI and opening by the chairmen
Wolfgang Erner
and Gerald Beese

9.30 – 9.45

Welcome speech by
Markel Olano, Deputy General of Gipuzkoa

Challenges of new mobility for automotive glazing

9.45 – 10.10

Introduction: What´s new on the technical side
Wolfgang Erner

10.10 – 10.35

Automotive glazing and new mobility

  • Automated driving
  • Challenges of HMI
  • Current relevant regulations
  • Technology acceptance

Gerald-Alexander Beese

10.35 – 10.50

Questions and answers

10.50 – 11.20

Networking break in the exhibition area

11.20 – 11.45

ADAS Recalibration – the risks, responsibilities, liability and safety

  • The current and future technology that the manufacturers are adding to the vehicles
  • Where we are on the road to autonomous driving
  • The pitfalls that comes with the technology
  • What are the options for ADAS recalibration – comparing aftermarket solutions with the vehicle manufacturer preferred solution
  • Liability and case studies

Helen Keenan, Head of ADAS, Auto Windscreens

11.45 – 12.10

Virtual Prototyping Solutions for Automotive Head-Up Display Windshield

  • HUD optical design and analysis challenges
  • Optical CAE and virtual reality solutions
  • Simulation, optimization and numerical validation use case

Sébastien Abram, Product Owner HUD OPTIS SAS, an ANSYS affiliate

12.10 – 12.35

Towards next generation of ADAS for automated driving

  • Computer Vision as an enabler for next generation ADAS systems
  • Roadmap to automated driving
  • Importance of Outside Scene Understanding
  • Importance of Driver Status Monitoring
  • HMI and Interior design: Assist & Act

Oihana Otaegui Ph.D, ITS and Engineering Director, Vicomtech

12.35 – 12.50

Questions and answers

12.50 – 1.50

Networking lunch in the exhibition area

1.50 – 2.15

Improving the passenger experience and improving performance in electric, autonomous and other vehicles using dynamic glass technology

  • Improving the passenger experience in vehicles through use of dynamic glass-lessons from the real world
  • Increasing driving range of electric vehicles through the intelligent use of dynamic glass
  • How the intelligent use of glass can reduce emissions in internal combustion engines to help meet the coming standards in Europe

Joseph M. Harary, President and CEO, Research Frontiers Inc.

2.15 – 2.40

Dr. Peter Schiele, Head of Project Fully Automated Driving, BMW Group

2.40 – 3.05

lndustrial Augmented Data Glasses
Prof. Rigo Herold, Professor for digital systems, Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau

3.05 – 3.20

Questions and answers

3.20 – 3.50

Networking break in the exhibition area

3.50 – 4.35



  • Contribute your ideas and perspectives
  • Listen to the ideas of colleagues and competitors
  • Pay attention to themes, patterns and insights
  • Take the opportunity to move between tables
  • Exchange perspectives, greatly enriching the possibility for surprising new insights
  • Share collective discoveries


  • Connectivity
    Wolfgang Erner
  • ADAS
    Gerald Beese
  • Comfort
    Dr. Uwe Keller, OEM Business Development Manager, Kuraray Europe GmbH
4.35 – 5.00

Presenting the results of the table discussion in front of the plenary


End of the first conference day


Evening event at the Sidrería Petritegi



At the end of the first conference day Oribay Group invites you to a dinner at the Sidrería Petritegi. Take the opportunity to expand and strengthen your network in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the evening with a typical basque restaurant.

Petritegi Bidea
20115 Astigarraga, Gipuzkoa


Transport from the hotel to the event location

8.15 – 8.40

Business reception – check-in and network in the exhibition area

8.40 – 8.50

Opening by the chairmen

New technical processes concerning glazing

8.50 – 9.15

Today‘s and future challenges for bending car glass

  • Driver comfort, experience and safety have a direct impact on the way car glass is evolved over time and currently designed.
  • Implementation of ADAS, HUD and reflective coatings have a direct consequence on the specifications of windshields and other car glass. The bending process is one of the core steps, which influence transmission optics and optical reflection, crucial for these new features added to car glass today and tomorrow.

Ir. Johan Palmers, Global Product Market Manager Heat Resistant Textiles, BEKAERT

9.15 – 9.40

Comparison of stress values and impact resistance of single press bended windshields
Hagen Rakus, Technical Specialist and
Lars Hergeselle, Engineer, Volkswagen AG

9.40 – 10.05

Surface coating technology for plastic glazing of the future mobility – Development of hybrid coating for high weatherability and abrasion resistance

  • Background of the demand to plastic glazing
  • Concept of IBIDEN hybrid coat and properties of IBIDEN hybrid coat
  • Future applications of IBIDEN hybrid coat conclusions

Kohei Kawai, IBIDEN Co., Ltd.

10.05 – 10.30

Polarized Windshield Combiner Film

  • New in-glazing windshield combiner film (WCF) to improve HUD performance
  • Ensure visibility under all viewing conditions including when using polarized sunglasses
  • Description of WCF and the potential advantages
  • HUD system design flexibility, improved efficiency and brightness Reduction of ghosting artifacts
  • Elimination of the need for a wedge PVB layer

John VanDerlofske, Senior Physicist DMSD, 3M

10.30 – 10.45

Questions and answers

10.45 – 11.15

Networking break in the exhibition area

11.15 – 11.40

Effect of ambient conditions on the initial adhesion of SBT adhesives

  • The identification of the ambient conditions (Humidity temperature) related with the lack of initial adhesion on SBT adhesives
  • Analysis of the storage conditions that influences the adhesive initial adhesion and the final properties
  • A kinetic approach, for different type of adhesives, to determine the shelf life of the adhesive depending on the storage and transportation conditions

Iñigo Royo, R&D, Oribay Group

11.40 – 12.05

Lead-free solder for soldering of laminated glazing

  • The dramatic increase in laminated front wind screen connections as a result of increased safety features, cameras, and autonomous driving
  • Background ELV Directive 2000/53/EC
  • Approach towards lead-free solution on component level / on-glass connections systems items
  • Industrialization at 1st tier level – soldering and process know-how

Ganesh Mallya, On-Glass Application Engineer, Antaya Technologies Corporation and
Claudia Schulz, Product and Program Manager, Europe, Antaya Technologies Corporation

12.05 – 12.30

Metal powders in the automobile industry
Francisco Castro, CEIT-IK4, Researcher, Head of the Consolidation of Metallic and Ceramic Powders Area, San Sebastián

12.30 – 12.45

Q&A with speakers and discussion

12.45 – 1.45

Networking lunch in the exhibition area

1.45 – 2.15


Next generation glazing – Who will be the future players/what challenges will be faced?

Moderator: Gerald-Alexander Beese
Enrico Mariconda, PMST Leader – Sealing Systems & Glazing, Aston Martin
Hagen Rakus, Technical Specialist, Volkswagen AG

2.15 – 2.30

Final questions & answers


End of the 12th CTI Conference Automotive Glazing Europe