Bob Beranek, chair of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s AGRSS Standards Committee, and Keith Beveridge, chair of the ROLAGS Committee, offered Auto Glass Week attendees a quick look into two of North America’s major automotive glass standards.
Beranek noted that AGRSS is being updated to better cover anti-pinch sidelite systems.
“You basically have to retrain the door glass to recognize if an object gets in the way,” he noted.
If a child sticks his head out of an open window, for instance, the system should recognize this, he pointed out.
For installers looking to collect recalibration information, he recommended looking online or buying a 24-hour subscription to an automaker’s information site to download instructions.
For ROLAGS, Beveridge pointed out a few changes.
“The big change is the thermal cycling test,” said Beveridge. “We are trying to replicate real-world temperature changes.”
“The idea is to keep the glass cool and then add hot air, duplicating what will happen in cold climates when the defrosters are turned on,” Beveridge said.