Coach Glass

PSV Coach Glass

Coach windscreens

From the first curved coach laminated windscreens built for Ajokki by Arva in the early sixties and for Ikarus by Nordlamex in the early seventies, to the latest 2m high one-piece coach windscreens (monoblocs) with an overall viewing area of over 6m² and the almost 3m wide Cobus and Neoplan airport bus windscreens - designers have continually exploited the opportunity to create an ever more complex and radical panoramic windscreen, fully integrated with the shape of the coach body.

Although latest technology consists of heated windscreens, encapsulated fixing systems and light sensitive coatings, with the next generation of coach windscreens we can expect to see inbuilt rain sensors, integral GSM, GPS and WLAN antenna systems and wedge shaped interlayers to allow the use of head up displays (HUDs).

Coach body side-glass

There is a trend to maximise visibility for passengers in coaches by designing bodies with larger body side-glass. This creates a modern bright interior and gives occupants an enhanced all-round unobstructed view extending in all directions and adds to the general mood of the interior.

The driver's signalling window and the front door glass (sometimes with a péage window) are often heated.

The development of special low light transmission toughened glasses has changed the internal ambience on higher specification coaches, reducing glare, temperatures, etc.

From containment and security aspects, there is an increasing interest in constructing coach windows with laminated glass and, the future could well see sophisticated automated solar control systems built into the window and possibly body side-glass extending into the roof line (cielo design).

Distribution

Due to their sheer size and complexity, PSV Glass coach products normally reach the end-user (operator) via a Specialist Glass Installation Company using our own dedicated purpose-built Service Delivery Vehicles.

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