This SAE Recommended Practice is intended to cover current safety glazing practice applicable to safety glazing for use in motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment. Nominal specifications for thickness, flatness, curvature, size, and fabrication details are included principally for the guidance of body engineers and designers.
Rationale: The document needs reviewing as the advancement of the technology may have outdated some of the definitions and requirements. This concerns for instance section 3.1, 3.2, 3.2.1, and 3.2.2, mainly in the definition about tempering and toughening.
Section 7.1 - modern glasses allow much less thickness and still be safe. Thinner glass is desirable as it weighs less.