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It’s Official! Mercedes-Benz’ SL Is The Second Car To Offer MAGIC SKY With SPD-Smart Technology In Series Production

Thursday, 15th, 2011

Research to host conference call to this development at 4:30 pm ET on December 21, 2011.

Woodbury, New – December 15, 2011. Today AG announced that the new Mercedes-Benz SL roadster will offer the SKY CONTROL panoramic glass as an option. The MAGIC SKY CONTROL uses patented SPD-SmartGlass developed by Research Frontiers (Nasdaq: REFR) to give and passengers the ability to change the of their car’s roof dark to clear instantly the press of a button.

The Mercedes-Benz SL is the second large-scale series vehicle to offer MAGIC SKY with SPD-Smart technology. In 2011, Daimler introduced the new SLK as the first car to offer this feature.

In today’s press release, describes the MAGIC SKY CONTROL and its comfort-enhancing and heat-rejecting characteristics: sixth generation of the SL also a vario-roof that can be retracted the boot using an electrohydraulic to save space, which the SL in a few seconds into a roadster or a depending on the driver’s wishes and the Unlike its predecessor, three are available for the new SL: painted, with roof or with the unique vario-roof with MAGIC SKY The transparent roof switches to or dark at the push of a button. light it is virtually transparent, an open-air experience even in weather. In its dark state the provides welcome shade and the interior from heating up in sunlight. The frame of the three versions is made of magnesium, the roofs around six kilograms than the roof on the predecessor, providing a lower centre of for the vehicle and, in turn, agility. The engineers have the operating mechanism for the roof and lid. It now takes less 20 seconds to open or close the completely.”

More details about the new SL and the MAGIC SKY CONTROL feature SPD-Smart technology are available Daimler’s press release. of the Mercedes-Benz SL are available from website. Mercedes has indicated the new SL can be ordered starting today.

Frontiers will host a call at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday, 21, 2011 to discuss the beneficial to the Company of this development and to shareholders’ questions. Shareholders and interested parties may participate in the call by dialing 1-412-858-4600 and to be connected to the “Research Frontiers Call.” For those unable to in the live conference call, a will be available for 60 days December 23, 2011 in the Investors of Research Frontiers’ website at .

Mercedes-Benz put the MAGIC SKY CONTROL roof through rigorous and performance testing in some of the extreme conditions on Earth. included testing in the arctic of Scandinavia (with temperatures -22ºF/-30ºC) and the blistering desert of Death Valley, California temperatures exceeding 122ºF/50ºC).

The SKY CONTROL feature using light-control technology allows many benefits including the to create the open-air feeling of a even when the weather not permit one to open the roof. It blocks over 99% of harmful UV and substantially reduces heat the vehicle. Test data by Mercedes-Benz shows the ability of the to reduce sun exposure to 1/20th of exposure levels (from 1,000 watts/square meter to than 50 watts/square meter). compared to conventional automotive Mercedes-Benz reported that the use of significantly reduces the temperature the vehicle by up to 18ºF/10ºC. This passenger comfort and reduces air loads, thereby saving and reducing CO2 emissions.

Research Frontiers holds 500 patents and patent applications on its SPD-Smart light-control technology, and it to 39 companies, including most of the leading automotive glass

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Joseph M. Harary, President and CEO of Frontiers noted: “We are extremely that Daimler has chosen to the use of our SPD-SmartGlass technology to another in their product line. all of the automotive press has responded glowing accolades for the MAGIC SKY feature, and we look forward to adoption of SPD-SmartGlass within the industry.”

About Research Frontiers

Research Frontiers Inc. REFR) is the developer of SPD-Smart technology which allows to instantly, precisely and uniformly the shading of glass or plastic, manually or automatically. Having over $80 million to date to its technology, Research Frontiers holds approximately 500 patents and applications and has built an infrastructure of 39 companies that collectively are of serving the growing global for smart glass products in homes, buildings, aircraft and Further information about technology, Research Frontiers and its can be found at www.SmartGlass.com .

Note: time to time Research may issue forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. press release contains statements. Actual results differ and are not guaranteed. Any forward-looking should be considered accordingly. and “SPD-SmartGlass” are trademarks of Research Inc. “MAGIC SKY CONTROL” and are trademarks of Daimler AG.

For further information about light-control technology or to schedule a to the Research Frontiers Design please contact:

Joseph M. President and CEO

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