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  • Magazine Article
  • 20AUTP06_12
Published June 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
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  • English

The sensor arrays that currently reside on the roofs of development mules will be hidden from view on future production vehicles. But how to conceal them without affecting their safety-critical performance? This design and engineering challenge, along with the growing trend toward larger, multifunction interior and exterior displays, is driving new polycarbonate solutions at Covestro, which was spun off from Bayer Materials Science in 2015. For insights into this new family of materials, editor Lindsay Brooke spoke with Paul Platte, a mechanical engineer by training who now is part of Covestro's marketing team.