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Fuyao Glass: A Resilient Supply Chain for Domestic Car Makers

Fuyao Glass Americas is the Moraine, Ohio-based subsidiary of Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd., based in Fuqing, China. Founded by Cao Dewang in 1987, the company rode the boom in Chinese auto manufacturing to become the largest automotive glass … Continue reading

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Windshields Could Fall Out of These Three Hyundai Models

If you are currently in possession of a 2020 or 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2021 Sonata or 2021 Elantra, a recall has been issued for a defect about the windscreen. Click here to read more.    

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Tesla Cybertruck Walkaround Video Shows the Absurdly Huge Windshield Wiper in Detail

We got the closest look yet at alleged prototype of the Tesla Cybertruck, thanks to a walkaround video posted to an online forum. We get to see a good deal of the vehicle, including its giant windshield and wiper. Click … Continue reading

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EV Does It: UK’s Top Cities for Electric Vehicle Ownership

The best and worst cities to drive an electric vehicle in 2022 have been named in exclusive research by Forbes Advisor – and it appears drivers in Sunderland are going to have a much easier experience than those in Portsmouth. … Continue reading

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From Virginia Highland to Midtown, Dozens of Atlanta Residents Wake Up to Find Car Windows Smashed

The damage stretches from Virginia Highland to Midtown Atlanta. Residents in both neighborhoods woke up Monday morning to find their car windows smashed, belongings in their cars tossed around and broken glass on the ground. Click here to read more.  

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Mobileye Unveils Deals with VW, Ford, Geely on Applications for Driver Assist Tech

The VW partnership on mapping technology marks the first global application of Mobileye’s “swarm data,” which essentially uses crowd-sourced information from fleets to provide more up-to-date, detailed mapping. Mobileye said VW will use the technology on Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat … Continue reading

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New Law Will Save Small Business Owners in Illinois Thousands of Dollars This Tax Season

Small business owners in Illinois should see a reduced tax bill thanks to a new law. The new S.A.L.T. Deduction Law allows S-corporations and partnerships to avoid the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions on federal taxes. … Continue reading

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Changes to Auto Insurance Across Canada in 2021

At the same time, regulatory bodies from several provinces laid the groundwork for auto insurance reform and took steps to improve insurance systems. Many of these initiatives will take effect in 2022. Here is a look back at the important auto insurance changes across Canada from 2021 and what drivers can expect this year.    … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Like This Driver: Why You Can Get a Ticket In Vermont for Ice On Your Windshield

The Vermont State Police recently posted a photo on the department’s social media accounts showing a vehicle with a small patch of ice and snow scraped off an otherwise coated windshield. Click here to read more.  

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Brick ‘Thrown off M4 Flyover’ Smashed Into Coach Window Carrying Cardiff City LFC

Cardiff City Ladies Football Club (LFC) escaped “serious injury” after a brick was “thrown off an M4 flyover” before it smashed through their coach sunroof. The team were traveling back from a match at Court Place Farm in Oxford against … Continue reading

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The Note that a Child Left After Breaking the Window of a Car

The workers of a Spanish workshop spread the message that a child left them in a car parked at the door, which says a lot in favor of the little one, their behavior and how things have to be done … Continue reading

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Caliber Enters 40th State with Nebraska Location

As one of the nation’s leading automotive service providers, Caliber now operates in 40 states, with continued expansion planned throughout 2022. Click here to read more.  

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Golf Ball-Shaped Radar Provides a Better Picture for ADAS

As much a crystal ball as an antenna, the Luneberg antenna employed by Lunewave radar sees all. Well, it seems that way, at least, because the spherical device can see as far as 350 meters in all directions, according to … Continue reading

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Rude Customer Busts the Car Windows of Staff at an El Paso Bar

Working the nightlife scene sometimes has its cons due to other people’s behaviors. If you have ever worked in the nightclub or bar industry then you know exactly what you’re dealing with sometimes. Click here to read more.  

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Drivers Wait for Months Without Vehicles as Supply Chain Issues Delay Car Repair Times

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause problems with the supply chain of several products, including car parts. Drivers are going months without their vehicles while they wait for car repairs due to the lack of car parts. Click here to … Continue reading

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Average Auto Insurance Rates in Michigan Increase Slightly, but are No Longer Highest in Nation

The average cost of auto insurance slightly increased over the past year as more drivers parked at home during the early months of COVID-19 returned to the roads — but Michigan no longer has the highest average rates in the … Continue reading

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Woman’s Windshield Hit by BB Gun While Driving on Madison’s Southwest Side

A woman says she was driving on Madison’s southwest side when someone shot a BB gun at her car Wednesday afternoon. Click here to read more.  

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Motorist Fined for Driving with Just a Tiny ‘Porthole’ in Misted-up Windscreen

A driver has been fined by police after being caught driving with their windscreen completely misted over. Click here to read more.  

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A Chinese Glass Tycoon’s Dream to Build a World-Class University

At the office of his Heren Charitable Foundation in the Chinese city of Fuzhou on Dec. 6, 75-year-old Cao Dewang was full of energy. Next to his desk stood the final model for the design of Fuyao University of Science … Continue reading

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Glazing Company Fined for Failing to Control Risks of Vibrating Tools

A glass and glazing company, which installs and repairs windscreens and side windows to buses, coaches, motor homes and trains, has been fined for failing to adequately control the risk to its employees from using vibrating tools. Click here to … Continue reading

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Porsche Develops Thermal, Noise-Insulated Glass for a Quieter Drive

Glass can make or break the acoustic comfort of a car and Porsche is much too aware of this. To cut out unnecessary outside noises that can create discomfort for the driver and passengers, the carmaker has created a sophisticated thermally … Continue reading

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Car Insurance Rates Expected to Increase in 2022

Auto insurance rates are expected to rise by about 0.6% this year, according to a recent ValuePenguin study. Increased rates are attributed to increased technology in vehicles in the last six years. Click here to read more.  

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Police: Car Windows Smashed, Purses with COVID Vaccine Cards Stolen

Police said two purses were stolen from cars at Waveny Park Sunday after the thieves smashed windows on both vehicles. Minutes before 12:30 p.m., New Canaan police were called to the park on South Avenue for a report of two … Continue reading

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Noida: Five Broke Car Windows to Steal Laptops, Phones

As per the report by the Times of India, Rajesh S, DCP of Noida said that the police received many complaints about broken car windows and stolen valuables from parked vehicles. Click here to read more.  

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Sheet of Ice Freezes Over Car Window as Arctic Air Mass Moves Into New York

Video: Watch as a sheet of ice freezes over a car window in New York during an arctic air mass reported by the National Weather Service. Click here to view video.  

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Fisker Intelligent Pilot ADAS Features Digital Radar

Fisker’s industry-first, Digital Code Modulation-based radar system uses five units positioned around the Fisker Ocean to confirm and enhance what the cameras see. Click here to read more.  

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GILLIG Focuses on Next Generation ADAS and Autonomous Driving

GILLIG and RR.AI, a global leader in autonomous mobility solutions have entered into a development agreement for next-generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for GILLIG transit buses in North America. Click here … Continue reading

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How ‘Feature Bloat’ is Driving the Chip Shortage

What if the auto industry’s best solution to the chip shortage was not simply making more chips? Suppose we instead got a handle on what might be called “feature bloat” — the tendency, fueled by sales competition, to slather new … Continue reading

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Cadillac’s New Self-Driving Concept is a Luxury Loveseat on Wheels

Even stepping into the car seems like something from science fiction: the doors pop out, while the large windshield/sunroof rises up. As usual, concepts like the InnerSpace are a way for car designers to flex their muscles and imagine what … Continue reading

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How Augmented Reality Transforms the Car Windshield into a Virtual Screen

What if all the information you need while driving was no longer displayed on a dashboard, but projected directly onto your windshield? This kind of augmented reality display already exists for motorcyclists. Now French startup EyeLights wants to adapt its … Continue reading

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The Deadly Myth that Human Error Causes Most Car Crashes

Every year thousands of Americans die on the roads. Individuals take the blame for systemic problems. Click here to read more.  

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GM Taps Qualcomm to Power New Hands-Free Driver Assistance System

When GM releases its new Ultra Cruise hands-free driver assistance system in 2023 — starting with Cadillac — it will be powered by the latest Snapdragon system-on-chip from Qualcomm. The announcement illustrates Qualcomm’s success in capturing more market share in … Continue reading

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GEICO vs. Nationwide 2022 Car Insurance Comparison

Choosing between GEICO and Nationwide for your car insurance can be challenging. Both insurers have solid reputations and offer affordable rates for drivers across the United States. Click here to read more.  

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SUV Windshield Smashed by Passing Plow Truck

Brady Bangerter’s SUV windshield shattered from the snow of a plow truck going in the opposite direction. “It was absolutely a scary experience,” Bangerter says. Click here to read more.  

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Passerby Removes Windshield to Help Two Men Escape Burning Pickup Truck in Jackson County

A passerby helped remove the windshield of a burning pickup truck to enable two men to escape Thursday morning along K-16 highway in western Jackson County, said Sheriff Tim Morse. Click here to read more.  

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Should You Leave Your Wiper Blades Up Before a Winter Storm?

We’ve all lived it— a snowstorm is in the forecast, and you’re driving home the evening it’s supposed to hit. Parked cars in lots, driveways, and on streets have their windshield wipers left up in the vertical position. Click here … Continue reading

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CES 2022 was the Best Auto Show in Years

CES has always been on the fringes of auto-show culture, but over the past few years, automakers have steadily given more and more priority to Las Vegas in January. Despite a number of setbacks in 2022, including media and vendor … Continue reading

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You May Soon Change Your Car’s Color with the Touch of a Button

BMW Group wants to let you change the color of your car with the touch of a button. On Jan. 5, it debuted a concept vehicle called the BMW iX Flow, which uses electrophoretic technology to change colors from black to white or combine black … Continue reading

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BMW Works on Color Changing Technology

Video: Check out BMW’s technology in the works now for changing car color at the touch of a button. Click here to watch the video.

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Pandemic or Not, Expect Higher Car Insurance Rates This Year

Back in 2020 when the Coronavirus was still novel and both business closures and work/learn from home mandates suddenly became the norm, auto insurance companies doled out special rebates and discounts to reflect the fact that Americans were driving far … Continue reading

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GEICO vs. Liberty Mutual 2022 Car Insurance Comparison

GEICO and Liberty Mutual are major companies with longstanding reputations in the car insurance industry. Both companies provide drivers with policies that offer different benefits and at varying costs. Click here to read more.

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The Auto Stars of CES 2022 were Inside the Cars

This year, we’ve had a shorter and more compact version of CES. There are fewer brands on the floor and even fewer visitors. Despite this, we’ve still seen auto manufacturers wowing us with high-tech concepts and creative artistry. Click here … Continue reading

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Car Insurance Costs Already Soaring Under Tough New Rules Implemented This Week

Motor insurance costs have already risen as insurers look to claw back profits lost from new regulations. Click here to read more.  

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Driver Left with Broken Window Due to Life-Like Doll

A very life-like baby doll left the owner of a vehicle in the United Kingdom with a broken window. A post on the Cleveland Police Department in northern England’s Facebook page showed a photo of the doll, which a passerby mistook … Continue reading

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New Year’s Stray Bullet Pierces Tolleson Man’s Car Window

A Tolleson man woke up New Year’s morning to find a bullet hole in his truck window. David Williams lives just off of 100th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. No one was hurt, but he’s worried now about what could have … Continue reading

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Woman Seeks Answers After Pole Falls on Her Car While Driving and Cracks Windshield

A Memphis woman says she was just driving along when a pole fell on her car. Luckily, she was not harmed, but she says it’s been a case of ‘Who done it?’ to try to figure out what comes next. … Continue reading

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Driven Brands Acquires Auto Glass Now, Expands US Presence

Automotive services provider Driven Brands Holdings Inc. has acquired auto glass repair firm Auto Glass Now for $170 million, thus expanding its presence in the U.S. Click here to read more.  

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Clear Off Your Car Windows or Get a Ticket

In the winter, some drivers may be in such a rush to get to their destinations that they don’t prepare their vehicles. Turns out, if you don’t clean the snow and ice properly off of your windshield, you could get … Continue reading

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Driver Taken to Hospital After Being Thrown From Rear Window in Centre County Crash

A Philipsburg man was rushed to the hospital after crashing on Route 322 and being thrown from a back window, police report. Click here to read more.  

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Imperial Man Allegedly Breaks Car Windshield in Road-Rage Incident

A 30-year-old Imperial man was issued a summons after he allegedly punched and damaged a windshield on a car following an apparent road-rage incident. The suspect said he punched the windshield because the driver of the car had cut him … Continue reading

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Tesla Delivers Almost 1 Million Cars Globally

Tesla said Sunday it delivered more than one million vehicles in 2021, almost twice as many as in the previous year, results that were better than expected despite global supply challenges. Click here to read more.  

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Caught on Video: Ice Falls From I-15 Exit Sign, Shatters Windshield

A driver’s dashcam caught the moment a chunk of ice and snow fell from an overhead interstate sign and shattered the car’s windshield. “It happened in the blink of the eye,” Marcin Karpinski said. Click here to read more.  

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Tesla to Recall 365K Model 3 Cars with Malfunctioning Rearview Cameras

Tesla is recalling more than 356,000 Model 3 vehicles based on potential issues owners may encounter with the rearview camera cable, which could be damaged when the trunk is closed. This can cause the camera to malfunction, documents state. Click here … Continue reading

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Advanced Technology Adoption will Make Indian Roads ‘Accident-Proof’

A relatively new company called Hi Tech Robotic Systemz (THRSL) says India’s Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s vision for Indian roads will make vehicles “accident-proof.” Click here to read more.  

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Suspect Shatters Food Truck Windshield After Failed Attempt to Steal Tip Jar

The NYPD wants to find the man who threw a bottle through a food truck windshield and stole $5 from the tip jar in Kips Bay. The suspect was attempting to steal the tip jar when the owner of the … Continue reading

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Newton County Employee in Work Truck Charged in Dec. 22 Loose-Load Incident

KJAS News on Friday confirmed that a Newton County employee, who was driving a Newton County truck, has been arrested and charged for a recent accident which left a Louisiana man in very critical condition. Click here to read more.

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ODOT Worker Completely Unscathed When Icy Tree Smashes Windshield

An Oregon Department of Transportation worker was unhurt after an icy tree fell on top of his pickup truck earlier this week, and his dashcam caught the whole thing on camera. Click here to read more.

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Xinyi to Build Two Factories to Produce Automotive Glass in Melaka

Construction of the two factories is expected to create about 800 job opportunities, especially for locals in Melaka and, to date, the company had employed more than 1,700 workers with 55% of them being locals in the state. Click here … Continue reading

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Tesla Recalls Nearly Half a Million Model 3 and Model S Cars

Tesla has issued voluntary recalls for nearly half a million vehicles to address potential failures in its trunk latching systems, as first reported by Barron’s. The recalls apply to all Model 3 units released between 2017 and 2020, as well … Continue reading

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MFD Uses Windshield Saw to Help Passengers Escape Car After Crash

The Masonville Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle crash near Hartford Road. Officials say the crash happened around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. Click here to read more.  

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The Five Biggest Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Trends in 2022

Autonomous driving promises a future where road traffic accidents and speeding tickets are no longer a feature of life. Mobility will be transformed, as will be the environment we live in, as roads, towns and cities are reconfigured to accommodate … Continue reading

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Bullet Shatters Car Window While Man Backing Out of Somerville Driveway

Police in Somerville are investigating Monday after a man was shot at while sitting in his car before going to work. A bullet shattered the car windows and landed in a nearby playground. Click here to read more.  

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Vandals Smash Windshields of Several Parked Cars Along Three Rogers Park Blocks

Several vehicles were vandalized early Tuesday morning along two separate blocks in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood, according to Chicago police. In the first incident, a male suspect was seen breaking the windshields of at least five parked cars around … Continue reading

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British Airways Jet’s Windscreen Smashed by Block of Ice from Plane Flying 1,000 Feet Above

A British Airways jet suffered a shattered windscreen when a block of ice fell from another plane flying 1,000ft above, causing misery for passengers unable to get back to the UK for Christmas. Click here to read more.  

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Vehicle Insurance Coverage Requirements Change in Virginia on Jan. 1

Starting in the new year, the minimum insurance coverage that drivers will need to have for their vehicles will increase in Virginia. Senate Bill 1182 raises the minimum liability insurance coverage requirements over the next three years. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Friendswood Woman Nearly Killed When Drill Pipe Crashes Into Windshield along I-45

Gage Martin feels blessed to be alive. The Friendswood woman was nearly killed as she drove along I-45 on Sunday when a large drill pipe came crashing through her windshield. Click here to read more.  

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Richmond Park Cyclist Crashes Into Car’s Rear Window

A ​cyclist crashed into the rear window of a car in Richmond Park yesterday after a driver slowed down to let some geese cross the road, according to police. Click here to read more.  

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Technology Has Made Our Cars Safer, But a Cracked Windshield is the End of the World

There were times when the windshield lived up to its name, being nothing more than a piece of glass with the sole purpose of protecting against the wind. Click here to read more.  

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You Probably Don’t Know the Difference Between a Moonroof and a Sunroof

This might be one of automotive culture’s most hard-fought battles, and it’s lasted a good, long while: Is it a sunroof or moonroof? Click here to read more.  

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Windshield of Funeral Van Carrying Body Smashed in Road Rage

A man driving a car has been booked for allegedly smashing the windshield of a funeral van carrying a body near the Lakkar Mandi road crossing in an incident of road rage. Click here to read more.  

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UK’s Autoglass® Reaches Digital Milestone

Autoglass® will complete 400,000 online bookings in 2021, a first for the company which provides vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration in the United Kingdom. The milestone comes after the company increased online bookings, from 25% to 60% of all … Continue reading

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Boyd Group Services Rating Lowered From Outperform to Hold

Boyd Group Services, operating in the United States under Gerber Collision & Glass and as the Boyd Autobody & Glass and Assured Automotive in Canada, was given a rating of hold down from outperform by the Canadian Imperial Bank of … Continue reading

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Tesla Owner Saved by Glass Roof When Car Crushed with 2,000-Pound Tree

Sam Fursey shared his story on YouTube this week about how the glass roof of his Tesla Model 3 saved his life. In a typical scenario, when a tree weighing 2,000 pounds crushes your car, you will most likely be … Continue reading

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Atlanta Hospital Employees Distraught to Discover Cars Burglarized

Telexis Nelson said she heard more than 30 cars had been burglarized in a Piedmont Atlanta Hospital parking garage. She came out to find glass shattered on the floor next to her car. Click here to read more.

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Police Seal Off Telford Driveway as Mystery Bang Leaves Holes in Car Window

West Mercia Police said a loud bang was heard and an “unknown object” left two holes in a car window at around 6:20 p.m. Click here to read more.

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Mobileye Celebrates 100 Million EyeQ Chips Shipped

Initially, ADAS technologies that make cars safer to drive were found only in high-priced luxury sedans and SUVs. But thanks in many ways to Mobileye, working to fulfill its founding mission to use cameras to bring affordable computer vision to … Continue reading

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Bentley’s ADAS Technology Helps in Search for VVIP Client’s Reindeer

As a VVIP client, it was only 12 months ago that this client reached out to Bentley to source a more luxurious alternative to his already outdated sleigh. Bentley definitely delivered in the form of the Reindeer Eight which is … Continue reading

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Tesla Cybertruck Prototype Morphs Again, Shows Curved Windshield

Unlike the Ford F-150 Lightning, which is set for production in spring 2022, the Cybertruck is not headed to production anytime soon. There’s a chance that both GM with its Silverado EV and Ram with an EV truck could beat it … Continue reading

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Uber Driver with Leukemia Says Enraged DC Driver Cracked Windshield, Spit on Him

An Uber driver says he was the victim of a road rage attack while driving in Northwest D.C. Friday, leaving him with $1,600 worth of damage to his windshield and making it more difficult to cover medical expenses. Click here … Continue reading

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‘Please Do Not Break Glass’: San Franciscans Leaving Car Trunks Open to Prevent Smash and Grab

In the robbery-infested areas of San Francisco and Oakland, California, some residents are so fearful of having their cars broken into that they are deliberately leaving their car trunks open so robbers won’t shatter the windows. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Scientists Warn Huge Antarctic Glacier Could Shatter Like ‘Car Window’

Scientists have warned that Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier is fracturing and could shatter like a ‘car window’. The huge glacier is around the same size as Great Britain and has been nicknamed the ‘Doomsday glacier’ because of the impact its melting would … Continue reading

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Local Auto Glass Companies Getting 50 Plus Calls a Week Amid Increase of Smash and Grab

While it’s not unusual this time of year for cars to be burglarized, auto glass companies say this year it’s reaching an all-time high. The phones at car repair shops have been ringing like crazy. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Woman Suffers Serious Head Injuries After Flying Ice Smashes Windshield

Ottawa first responders reminded Ottawa drivers to properly clear their vehicles after a woman was seriously injured when flying ice crashed through her car’s windshield on Thursday. Click here to read more.  

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Scrap Metal Flies Off Trailer, Piercing Windshield and Killing Driver in Michigan

A 29-year-old woman was killed in a crash after a piece of scrap metal being towed in front of her came loose, and went through her windshield Thursday afternoon. Click here to read more.  

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This is What the Apple Car Will Look Like, According to Patents

The fact that Apple is working on a self-driving electric car is no secret to anyone tracking the industry. For years, Apple has been rumoured to be working on an autonomous electric car, but there’s not much known about the … Continue reading

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Photo From Tornado-Damaged Kentucky Home Lands Nearly 130 Miles Away on Indiana Woman’s Windshield

When Katie Posten walked outside Saturday morning to her car parked in her driveway, she saw something that looked like a note or receipt stuck to the windshield. She grabbed it and saw it was a black and white photo … Continue reading

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Raymond James Upgrades Boyd Group Services to Strong-Buy

Raymond James upgraded shares of Boyd Group Services (TSE:BYD) from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Thursday. Click here to read more.  

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Tree Branch Strikes Vehicle, Shatters Sunroof, Injures Woman

A tree branch fell through the sunroof of a vehicle while two people from DuBois were driving in Clearfield County. A large tree branch fell from a tree, striking the roof of the vehicle, shattering the sunroof, cracking the windshield, … Continue reading

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ADAS Should Be Centre Stage for New Road Collision Investigation Branch

The Department for Transport (DfT) recently launched a consultation into the creation of a Road Collision Investigation Branch. This has the potential to be a big step forward for road safety, particularly with the increased use of Advanced Driver Assistance … Continue reading

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Toyota Launches Its First Branded Auto Insurance Offering in Five States

Toyota Insurance Management Solutions (TIMS) is now offering customers automobile insurance via what it calls quality, customizable coverage at affordable rates. The product, fittingly dubbed Toyota Auto Insurance, aims to make the policy purchase process quick, easy, and flexible. Click … Continue reading

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Tesla Charges Into Auto Insurance Market

Strictly producing cars has proven to not be enough for electric car company Tesla. The revolutionary brand is now trying to take the auto insurance world by storm. Click here to read more.    

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Bristol Police Receive Multiple Reports of Smashed Windows

Bristol police said they received multiple calls early Thursday morning for reports of car windows having been smashed. The reports came from drivers of cars that were primarily located at fitness centers along major roads in Bristol. Click here to … Continue reading

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Fire at Frontier Auto Glass in New York Friday Night

A fire broke out at the Frontier Auto Glass on the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Green Acres Road in the Town of Tonawanda Friday night. Click here to read more.  

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There’s a Good Chance You’re Clearing Off Your Windshield Wrong

Properly clearing ice and snow off of your vehicle’s windshield is important for both the safety of the driver and the longevity of the windshield. When you’re in a hurry, though, it can be easy to make mistakes in cleaning … Continue reading

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‘It’s Like Russian Roulette:’ Drivers Say Gravel on SR 417 is Cracking Their Windshields

Central Florida drivers are getting stuck between a rock and a hard place, namely, State Road 417 around Exit 24. “It’s like Russian roulette going on that ramp. Are we going to get hit today? Is it going to be … Continue reading

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Report Finds Michigan Auto Insurance Rates Remain High Despite Reform Law

Despite Michigan’s auto insurance reform law pushing down premiums by an average of 18% since its implementation – the steepest drop in the US – the state still has the most expensive auto policies in the country, a new analysis … Continue reading

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Hamilton Driver Says Windshield Shattered by Rock Throwers

A rock shattered a Hamilton woman’s windshield as she was driving on Monday. Now police are looking for whoever threw it. The incident happened on OH-4 where the road goes beneath train tracks. Roseanna Meagher says it put her life … Continue reading

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Fuyao Helps Fund Centerville Schools New Mobile Learning Station

The Moraine windshield manufacturing business from China announced it would donate a $32,500 grant for the vehicle, which Centerville officials said would help the district connect with students and their families in the community. Click here to read more.  

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Tire Comes Off Car on Pa. Turnpike in Valley, Smashes Windshield, Hurts 2, Police Say

Two people were hurt Sunday morning when a tire came off a southbound Nissan Altima on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lehigh County and smashed the windshield and sunroof of a northbound Volkswagen Golf. Click here to … Continue reading

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ADAPT Panel: ADAS Work to Become Necessity for Shops

Over the last several years, the use of and references to ADAS—advanced driver assistance systems—has grown at an exponential rate. More and more, vehicles are equipped with sensors, cameras and other tools to help drivers stay safe on the roads, and … Continue reading

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Windscreen Claims and Cost are On the Rise

With more Kiwis likely to be on the roads this summer, AA Insurance is preparing for more windscreen claims, and the costs that come with them. Click here to read more.  

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Smash and Grab Spree Hits Dozens of Cars in Conway Neighborhood

A Conway community wants answers after neighbors have been dealing with multiple car break-ins since October. In the Kiskagee Parke neighborhood, it’s not hard to notice the cars that have their windows shattered and others that have plastic bags where … Continue reading

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Wheel Flies Into Man’s Windshield, Killing Him

A Trumann man died Thursday night when the wheel from an oncoming vehicle flew off and crashed through his windshield. Arkansas State Police reported the incident happened at 9:43 p.m. Dec. 2 on Interstate 630 East in Little Rock. Click … Continue reading

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Hagerty Debuts as Publicly Traded Company on the New York Stock Exchange

Hagerty, Inc., an automotive lifestyle brand and a leading specialty insurance provider focused on the global automotive enthusiast market, announced that shares of its common stock and warrants will begin trading today on the New York Stock Exchange under the … Continue reading

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Michigan Drivers to Receive Auto Insurance Refunds of $400 Per Vehicle

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association will issue $3 billion in auto insurance refunds — $400 per insured vehicle — to Michigan drivers, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services announced Tuesday. Click here to read more.  

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Dozens of Cars Burglarized with Windows Smashed While Fans Watched Saints

During the second half of Thursday night’s loss to the Cowboys, vandals were breaking into dozens of vehicles on the street, not far from the Caesar’s Superdome. Security video shows two men smashing windows and rummaging through cars and trucks … Continue reading

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Police Investigate Vandalized Cars in St. Johnsbury

Police are investigating after someone damaged cars in St. Johnsbury on Monday. Police say between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., they received reports of two cars with smashed windshields from a large rock. Click here to read more.  

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Road User Fees Might Replace Gas Tax in a Decade After a Five-Year Tech Pilot

One of the least expensive parts of the $1 trillion infrastructure measure signed into law by President Biden on Nov. 15 could have long-lasting impact on how Americans pay for roads, bridges and mass transit Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Snow, Fog, and Ice Spotlight ADAS Weakness

As the seasons change, weather and road conditions become ever more unpredictable. From thick fog to treacherous snow and ice, driving becomes a challenge as sightlines are reduced and roadways turn slick—making safety top of mind for everyone on the … Continue reading

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More Than Half of Polled Canadians Keep Their Auto Insurer for Five Years or Longer

A whopping 84% of Canadians have stayed with their auto insurer for two or more years and 58% have remained with the same company for more than five years, according to a Ratehub survey. Click here to read more.  

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Three Years After Tennessee Man Killed by Concrete Through Windshield, Family Renews $10,000 Reward

Nearly three years after Joe Shelton Jr. was killed when concrete crashed through his car windshield while he was driving on I-24, his family is renewing the $10,000 reward for information about the tragedy. Click here to read more.  

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Tumwater Man Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Ex-wife’s Windshield

A transient Tumwater man was arrested after he allegedly broke the windshield of his ex-wife’s car, and a search by police later yielded glass pipes and suspected methamphetamine. Click here to read more.  

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Car Driven with Wooden Plank Nailed to Sunroof on M25 in Hertfordshire

A driver was stopped after being spotted with a piece of wood nailed to where the car’s sunroof glass should have been. Click here to read more.

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Startup Arbe Hopes to Take Centerstage in ADAS with 4D Radar

Many startups are rising to the challenge to create advanced driver monitoring systems as the push for the next generation of vehicles revs up. Arbe is hoping to find its niche with its 4D radar technology. Click here to read … Continue reading

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With its New Generation LiDAR, Valeo Makes Autonomous Mobility a Reality

Valeo, the global leader in driving assistance systems, presented its third generation scanning LiDAR, set to make its market debut in 2024. Click here to read more.  

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This Sleek Car Concept Sports a Panoramic Glass Windshield That Opens Up Like a Dragster!

The future is going to be wild, and so will the automobiles in a few decades. While we’ve come across countless concepts that are crazy enough to envision what’s to come, some go the extra mile in making us all … Continue reading

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Woman Climbs Out of Sunroof After Rohnert Park Crash

A woman was taken to a hospital on Wednesday after she crashed into a parked truck in Rohnert Park and her vehicle flipped onto its side, authorities said. Click here to read more.  

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Three Held for Damaging Windshield of Bus in Cuddalore

Three youth were arrested Dec. 1 for damaging the front windshield of a private bus at Periyakaatupalayam near Cuddalore. Click here to read more.

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Rash of Break-ins in Hampton With Over 20 Cars Hit. Police See ‘Larger Issue’ in New England

“We’re looking at the possibility of the larger issue throughout New England,” said Hampton Deputy Police Chief Alex Reno. “A number of communities in a number of different states have experienced a rash of similar thefts.” Click here to read … Continue reading

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Hammer-Wielding Man Smashes Van Windscreen at Melbourne Shopping Center

Footage has been released of a man armed with a hammer smashing the windscreen of an Armaguard van in a road rage attack at a Melbourne shopping center. Click here to read more.

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California is Getting its First Real Autonomous Delivery Service Thanks to Nuro and 7-Eleven

The service will only be available to residents who live in proximity to the 7-Eleven store at 1905 Latham Street in Mountain View, from 8AM–9PM, seven days a week. Customers can order items like pizza, chips, beverages, and household items … Continue reading

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Tesla is Integrating Car Sharing in its App, Hinting at ‘Tesla Network’

Tesla is working on integrating vehicle sharing into its app, which could be a step further toward the long-awaited “Tesla Network” launch. Click here to read more.

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U.S. Lags in Electric Vehicle Sales Despite Biden Administration’s Push

Electric cars will make up just 4% of American sales in 2021, compared with 9% in China and 14% in Europe. Click here to read more.

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Add Glass to the List of Shortages and Delays

Grayson County businesses that rely on glass for construction, replacement and car repair are experiencing delays in receiving some products. Charlie Shearer, owner of Shearer Design & Associates in Denison, said his firm is waiting almost twice as long for … Continue reading

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Uninsured Michigan Drivers Urged to Take Advantage of Auto Insurance Amnesty

State leaders in Michigan are encouraging residents to secure auto insurance before the amnesty period expires and premiums begin to rise. The amnesty period is part of the state’s no-fault reform legislation, which took effect in July 2020. Click here … Continue reading

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Full Self-Driving Diary: A Longtime Tesla Driver’s Perspective on FSD Beta

After a month of safe and cautious driving, I finally achieved a Safety Score of 99 last week, and shortly thereafter, I was granted access to the Full Self-Driving Beta for my 2021 Model Y. The experience with the FSD … Continue reading

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Pipe Smashes Through Car Windshield, Narrowly Missing Florida Driver

Loose debris from vehicles is a serious problem on central Florida’s highways. The FHP says both commercial drivers and the rest of us need to take care when preparing for a move or a trip. Click here to read more.

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Area Man Nabbed For Burglary of Auto Glass Business, Police Say

An area man has been charged with allegedly burglarizing a business and then stealing a car to get away. Sullivan County resident Trevor Tompkins, age 25, of Monticello, was arrested on Monday, Nov. 29 for the Thursday, Nov. 11 robbery, … Continue reading

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Windshield Damage Victims and Contractor Differ on Who’s to Blame

A different kind of “me too” movement emerged this week on a Facebook page popular with many Anaconda residents. The shared predicament in this case was windshield damage. With one exception, the pits and cracks happened while motorists were traveling … Continue reading

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J.D. Power Study on Fully Automated Self-Driving Vehicles: Consumers Don’t Know What They Don’t Know

While the automotive industry continues to move toward fully automated, self-driving vehicles, the pace is not being matched by educational efforts that will help bring buyers into the modern mobility movement. According to the redesigned J.D. Power 2021 Mobility Confidence … Continue reading

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Volvo Working on New Tech That Turns Car Windshields Into an AR Display

Volvo is looking to create a new and more interactive way to offer users information while driving their cars. The company is working on a new technology, which could turn the car’s windshield into an AR display. Click here to … Continue reading

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Iconic Renault 4 Celebrates 60 Years With ‘Flying Car’ Design

French automaker Renault wanted to do something a little unusual to mark the 60th anniversary of its iconic Renault 4 vehicle, so it stuck some propellers on it and flew it in the sky. Click here to read more.

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Fenzi Group Acquires Advanced Glass Technologies

Fenzi Holdings, a chemical company in the glass processing industry headquartered in Italy, announced the acquisition of Johnson Matthey’s (JM) Advanced Glass Technologies (AGT) business, a global provider of specialist glass enamels and precious metal pastes supplied mainly to the … Continue reading

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Fix Auto Milton Unveils New Facility

Fix Auto Milton unveiled its new collision repair facility, and owner-operator Frank Corno says the upgrade allows his technicians to repair several vehicles simultaneously, ensuring swift turnaround times. Corno joined the Fix Network in 2019 and has been associated with … Continue reading

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Driver Narrowly Escapes Injury as Loose Semi Wheel Crashes Through Windshield in Summit County

The Park City Fire District said a westbound semi on I-80 lost a wheel near mile 177, about nine miles east of Echo. The wheel rolled into the eastbound lanes and careened into a pickup truck. Photos from the scene … Continue reading

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Breaking Point: SF Suffers Highest Rate of Car Break-ins Compared to Atlanta, DC, Dallas, LA

In the heart of San Francisco, alongside popular tourist attractions, car break-ins have spiked nearly 200% since last year, turning visitors into victims and creating what some business owners are calling an “economic pandemic.” On average, the city suffers about … Continue reading

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Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta Now Attaches Video Recordings to Testers

Tesla Full Self-Driving beta testers will need to give up a little more privacy if they want to test the Level 2 driver-assist system. Electrek first reported Wednesday that the carmaker has updated its terms of agreement for FSD usage, … Continue reading

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Go! Glass Ottawa Opens in Ontario

Uniban, a provider of automotive glass repair and replacement, announced the opening of Go! Glass Ottawa. Its facility has been a part of the Ottawa community for 26 years and is now under the ownership of Uniban Canada. “Vehicle technology … Continue reading

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Dodge Bombshells: Charger, Challenger Gone by 2024, EV Arrives Soon

Now we know just how serious Dodge is about reinventing American muscle for the electric vehicle era. Early in 2022 we will see the first Dodge electric muscle car concept, followed by a plug-in hybrid and a third significant new … Continue reading

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Buick Smart Pod is a Futuristic Luxury Minivan Concept That Could’ve Been Designed by Porsche

The one-box design differentiates itself from existing minivans, though we won’t blame anyone for finding at least some similarities with Porsche’s wild Vision Renndienst prototype. The Smart Pod is characterized by large-diameter wheels, toned-up fenders, short overhangs, and a sculpted … Continue reading

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Tiny Model Train Breaks a World Record by Playing Epic Classical Medley on Passing Glasses

With one toy train, a seemingly endless railway track and singing glasses, a new Guinness World Record was set. The record-breaking performance featured 20 classical pieces in total, including ringing renditions of Mozart’s ‘Rondo alla Turca’, ‘Für Elise’ by Beethoven … Continue reading

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CNN Tried Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving.’ Here’s What Happened

When a dozen small children crossed in front of our Tesla with “full self-driving,” I had good reason to be nervous. I’d spent my morning so far in the backseat of the Model 3 using “full self-driving,” the system that … Continue reading

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States With the Worst Road Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will invest $1 trillion into the United States’ crumbling infrastructure. It’s the largest federal investment in infrastructure in more than a decade and could go a long way towards relieving a consistent strain on … Continue reading

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More Security Visible as St. Louis Blues Fans Return to Scene of Multiple Crimes

Some St. Louis Blues fans heading to Thursday’s game hoped their cars would be intact after the game was over. Parking lots near Enterprise Center have been targeted in recent weeks. The most recent crimes prompted some security changes. Police … Continue reading

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40-Person Teenage Gang Blamed for Rash of Ohio-Area Car Break-Ins

Authorities claim the ‘Glacier Gang’ has been breaking into and stealing cars all over Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. It should be noted that many owners have left them unlocked or with valuables visible inside. Click here to read more.

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Woman Avoids Large Rock Thrown at Her Car on Portland Off Ramp

A Vancouver woman said she’s lucky to be alive after a homeless man threw a rock from an off ramp on I-205, slamming into her windshield. Click here to read more.

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Apple Shares Hit Record After Report Says the Company Wants to Build Self-Driving Car as Soon as 2025

Apple shares hit a record on Friday following a report that the company is accelerating efforts to launch a self-driving vehicle. As of early afternoon on Friday, Apple’s stock was up more than 1% to above $160. Click here to … Continue reading

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XPeng Unveils G9 SUV with X-PILOT 4.0 ADAS and Ability to Charge 200 km in 5 Minutes

EV automaker XPeng Motors unveiled its fourth EV today at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China. The new electric SUV dubbed “the G9,” matches previous speculation about the vehicle, and it will arrive with XPeng’s latest technologies. This includes … Continue reading

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Casual Conversation Interrupted by Potentially Deadly Hazard

Icicles are beautiful creations of nature, but they can also be extremely dangerous hazards, something that two men in China found out when a piece of ice shattered the windshield of a car while they stood just feet away. Click … Continue reading

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Police Investigating 20 Car Break-ins in Missouri

Police are investigating 20 car break-ins that happened Wednesday afternoon in the Chesterfield Valley. “Cars are targeted if there’s something in plain view,” Chesterfield Police Lt. Keith Rider said. Click here to read more.

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AirPro Diagnostics Announces Strategic Partnership With VSG Services / Chief Automotive

AirPro Diagnostics, a provider of remote diagnostics, scanning, programming and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration solutions, announced a strategic partnership agreement with Vehicle Services Group (VSG) / Chief Automotive, naming AirPro as a provider of services for its Mosaic … Continue reading

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Autoglass® Renews Supplier Deal With NFU Mutual

Autoglass®, a United Kingdom-based vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration company, renewed its supplier deal with the National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited UK (NFU Mutual). NFU Mutual is a mutual insurance organization with more than 900,000 members and … Continue reading

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Sean Draycott Appointed New Operations Director at Auto Windscreens

Auto Windscreens has appointed Sean Draycott as its new operations director. Draycott has worked for the business for 16 years, starting as a technician in North London and moving up the ranks to his previous role as regional manager for … Continue reading

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Local Business Rebuilding From the Ashes After Devastating Blaze

Paul Badley hopes to reopen his auto glass repair shop within the next month. . . . Badley explained that while he wasn’t there last Wednesday morning when a fire and subsequent explosion destroyed his building and caused significant damage … Continue reading

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Vermont Couple Sharing the Story of a Rock Smashing Through Their Windshield in Collier County

A couple on vacation from Vermont has a story for the ages after a rock fell off the back of a truck and bounced through their windshield on Tuesday. Will and Amaryah Pendlebury say it was a lot to process. … Continue reading

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Fix Auto Toronto Junction Achieves CCIAP Recognition

Fix Auto Toronto Junction has achieved recognition under the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). The CCIAP is a not-for-profit program launched by AIA (Automotive Industries Association) of Canada and requires shops to undergo a test of their repair processes … Continue reading

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Michigan Governor: Drivers to See More Savings Under Auto Insurance Reform Law

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that drivers should save on average between 25-62% on the PIP medical portion of their auto policies compared to the previous year. The lower premiums continue a trend of declining rates from Michigan’s new auto … Continue reading

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Honda’s Adorable Autonomous Prototype is a Workhorse with no Name

Honda has been testing its Autonomous Work Vehicle, an electric self-driving prototype closely related to its side-by-sides but geared toward carrying supplies. The AWV has a payload limit of 880 pounds and can tow over 1600 pounds, traveling up to … Continue reading

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Lucid Air Named MotorTrend Car of the Year

It’s the first time any automaker has won the award with its first car. MotorTrend’s panel of judges lauded the Lucid Air for its extraordinary range and efficiency — some versions can go up to 520 miles on a single … Continue reading

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Glass Shortage Brings Negative and Positive Impacts to Treasure Valley Auto Glass Shop

Supply shortages continue to impact nearly every industry in the nation, including glass. Glass producers across the U.S. are having trouble keeping up with the demand for products like glass bottles, glass jars and windshields. Click here to read more.

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US Investigating Tesla’s Self-Driving Software After Collision

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla’s self-driving software after someone filed a complaint that a car caused a crash while employing it. Click here to read more.

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ADAS Reduces Loss Costs For Auto Insurers Despite Increased Repair Costs, LexisNexis Says

Advanced driver assistance systems result in fewer claims and reduce insurers loss costs by up to 23%, according to a paper by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. Click here to read more.

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San Francisco Car Burglars Target Parking Garages; Show up at Victim’s Home

Car break-in victims may feel their vehicles are generally safer parked in a garage than on San Francisco streets, but that no longer is true. Smash-and-grabs are also happening in parking garages. Click here to read more.

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Ford Invents Cable That Can Charge Electric Cars in About 5 Minutes

The automaker and Purdue University are co-developing a charging cable for use with high-power charging stations that could recharge an electric vehicle’s battery in the same time it takes to fill a gas tank, which typically takes about five minutes. … Continue reading

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Gas Leak May Have Caused Explosion at Speedy Glass in Ontario

Garth Noye feels lucky to be alive after a major fire and massive explosion rocked a Midland commercial area Wednesday morning. Noye, who works at Speedy Auto Glass, was one of the dozens of onlookers, who watched as fire crews from … Continue reading

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Protest Over Auto Insurance Reform and New Proposals

A protest was held in Livonia over changes in auto insurance put into place by no-fault insurance reform and a proposal for refunds that protestors say should help catastrophic accident victims. Click here to view video.  

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All Drivers Have Been Warned About an Increase in Auto Insurance Scams

Scams such as ghost broking have been claimed to be on the rise, as fraudsters take advantage of motorists returning to their former driving habits. Ghost broking is when fraudsters pose as insurance brokers in order to sell counterfeit policies. … Continue reading

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Video: Phoenix Police Officer Avoids Injury When Bullet Pierces Windshield

A Phoenix police officer avoided injury Wednesday when a teenage suspect shot through the windshield of his unmarked police car, authorities said. The Phoenix Police Department posted a short video clip Friday from inside the car, showing glass shattering. Click here … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Re-appoints Pilkington as Primary Glass Supplier

Auto Windscreens’ contract with Pilkington, part of the global NSG Group, has been renegotiated and extended. Following an ongoing six-year relationship, Pilkington will continue to supply glass to the company’s 70-plus service centers throughout the United Kingdom. Pilkington’s focus on … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Take Step Closer to Carbon Neutrality

National Windscreens has taken steps to further its environmental and sustainability objectives across its business, analyzing details to minimize carbon emissions. A focus on environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) is playing out across the United Kingdom economy, not least against … Continue reading

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Motional’s Robotaxis Will be Fully Driverless in Las Vegas by 2023

Motional, the autonomous vehicle company that is a $4 billion joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, announced the city in which it would launch its fully driverless robotaxi service in 2023, and surprise, surprise, it’s Las Vegas. Click here to … Continue reading

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Apple Hires Tesla’s Former Autopilot Software Director

Apple hasn’t been all that vocal about its electric car project, but according to Bloomberg, the iPhone maker is hiring Tesla’s Autopilot software engineer to work on its EVs. Sources close to the matter told Bloomberg that Apple scooped up … Continue reading

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The Biggest Kink in America’s Supply Chain: Not Enough Truckers

Long hours and uncomfortable working conditions are leading to a shortage of truck drivers, which has compounded shipping delays in the United States. Click here to read more.

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Teen in Custody After String of Georgia Car Break-ins, Deputies Say

A 16-year-old is facing charges after he took part in more than 50 car break-ins, according to Forsyth County deputies. Click here to read more.

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Small SUVs Struggle in New, Tougher Side Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is introducing a new, tougher side crash test to address higher-speed crashes that continue to cause fatalities. In the first tests of 2020-21 vehicles, only one out of 20 small SUVs, the 2021 Mazda … Continue reading

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Michigan Drivers Will Get Refunds on Auto Insurance Fees, Board Announces

The board tasked with setting and managing personal injury protection fees paid by Michigan drivers is supporting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent request to issue refunds. Click here to read more.

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Self-Driving Cars Will Eventually be Safer Than Those Driven by People, Says Chinese Search Engine Giant Baidu

Baidu, China’s dominant search engine and artificial intelligence company, has mounted a rigorous defense of autonomous driving, pledging it will eventually be safer than conventional driving. Click here to read more.

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Vaccine Rule for Larger Employers, Federal Contractors and Certain Health Care Workers to Take Effect January 4

The Biden administration announced Thursday that its vaccine rules applying to private businesses with 100 or more employees, certain health care workers and federal contractors will take effect January 4. Click here to read more.

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Woman Hit by Chunk of Concrete Smashing into Windshield in Taylorsville

A driver traveling through Taylorsville had an unsettling surprise hit her windshield while on I-215. Utah Highway Patrol says the woman was traveling on the interstate when a chunk of concrete “came out of nowhere” and shattered her windshield. The … Continue reading

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Auto Windshield Companies Struggle with Glass Shortages

Shortages are becoming a seemingly popular issue these days, and now if you need your windshield or car door replaced, be prepared to wait months glass is becoming harder to find and more expensive to purchase. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Honoring Those Who Served

GlassBYTEs.com would like to honor veterans who work in the auto glass industry, including auto glass shop owners, and express our appreciation for their service. We would like to highlight their service in the military and in the industry with … Continue reading

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Assessing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 94% of traffic accidents are caused by driver error and the leading cause of these is recognition mistakes. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) can help decrease accidents, injuries, and fatalities by reducing these … Continue reading

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Unsecured Piece of Plywood Smashes Ambulance Windshield

Lakewood police and West Metro Fire rescue are reminding drivers to secure their loads following a close call involving an ambulance. Thursday afternoon, firefighter-paramedics AJ Kallwheit and Chelsea Martinez were driving east on Sixth Avenue near Carr Street when they say … Continue reading

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Whitmer Pushes for Every Michigander with Auto Insurance to Receive Refund Check

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling on the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to deliver refund checks to every Michigander with auto insurance. It would be part of the auto insurance reform signed into law back in 2019, according to a news … Continue reading

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Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving Breaks Trooper’s Windshield

An arrested drunk driver ended up breaking glass in a state police cruiser. State police said they saw 31-year-old Angela Negron from Columbia driving erratically on Interstate 395 in Montville. Click here to read more.  

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Amid Controversy Over Tesla’s FSD Beta, it’s Already Saving Lives

Most of today’s cars come standard with advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS), and Tesla is no exception. The technology has improved over the years, and now some of it is required by safety organizations for vehicles to earn top ratings. This is … Continue reading

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Georgia Mom Pleads with Drivers to Secure Loads after Winch Roller Crashes Through Windshield

A mom in Georgia put a plea out to anyone hauling something on their vehicle after a piece of metal crashed through her windshield. On Monday, Leslie Myers told Channel 3 she was on her way home one afternoon and … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Issues: Glass Shortage Only Adds To Frustrations for Car Break-In Victims

Supply chain issues are plaguing consumers and business owners alike as the holiday season begins. Now you can add glass to the long list of materials bitten by the shortages and delays impacting the economy. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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‘Absolute Carnage’ Caused in Window-smashing Spree

A man who went on a window-smashing spree in Nelson caused “absolute carnage” for innocent vehicle owners, a judge said. Hlaing Nyein Aung, 18, appeared before the Nelson District Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to multiple charges on … Continue reading

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Authorities Investigate Cause of Fire at West OKC Auto Repair Shop

Authorities are investigating after a fire started at an auto repair shop Thursday morning in west Oklahoma City. No injuries were reported. Click here to read more.  

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Chinese EV Maker Xpeng Launches Upgraded Semi-autonomous Driving Features in a Challenge to Tesla

Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng released updates for its semi-autonomous driving system as its looks to up its challenge to Tesla in China. Xpeng released Xpilot 3.5, the latest version of its advanced driver-assistance system, or ADAS. This refers to a driving … Continue reading

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Drivers Can Save Money on Car Insurance If They Have Anti-Theft Devices Installed in Their Vehicles

Anti-theft devices can help drivers reduce the risk of having their cars stolen. Most new vehicles come equipped with some form of anti-theft device. Drivers who own older vehicles can make their cars safer by installing one or more anti-theft … Continue reading

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Highway Closed for an Hour After Windshields Damaged

VIDEO: Highway 17 was closed for over an hour between Summit Road and Sugarloaf Road due to police activity Saturday afternoon. Da Lin reports from Scotts Valley. Click here to view video.  

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‘Tremendous Pent-up’ Car Demand Going into 2022: AutoNation CEO

According to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, wholesale used car and truck prices rose 8.3% in the first 15 days of October compared to September. Going into 2022, AutoNation (AN) CEO Mike Jackson believes demand for vehicles will not abate anytime … Continue reading

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The Anger of Tesla Fans is Becoming a Problem

Many technologists and automotive experts are cheering a Cummings appointment to NHTSA. But an extremely online community of Tesla fans is furious. A couple of hours after the news broke, Omar Qazi, a Tesla booster with a large online following, tweeted, “If they try … Continue reading

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Tesla’s New Insurance Uses Real-time Car Data to Decide the Likelihood of an Owner Crashing

Tesla’s new insurance product—based on “real-time driving behavior”—could help drivers save money, the company claims. Click here to read more.  

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Jeep Debuts Killer SEMA 2021 Wrangler Concepts

Gather ’round all, because it’s SEMA concept time once again. This year, Stellantis is going above and beyond with seven concepts for the wildly popular aftermarket show, the company announced Friday, and the two best ones of the bunch are both Jeeps. … Continue reading

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Finance Guru Reveals How You Can Save on Your Car Insurance with One Very Simple Trick

Speaking on his weekly MoneySavingExpert ITV show, the finance guru urged drivers to take advantage of the so-called 21-day rule. Martin said: “The 21-day rule is if you’re coming up for renewal, that is the sweet spot to get your … Continue reading

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San Francisco Announces Cash Rewards to Collar Auto Burglars

San Francisco will give out cash awards of up to $100,000 for information about the ringleaders of high-level auto burglaries — in yet another push to battle crime in a city marked by attention-grabbing vehicle smash and grabs, home break-ins … Continue reading

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NYPD Cop Fires Taser into Car Window Before it Gets Away by Driving Over the Hood of a Parked Police Car in Brooklyn

Police are searching for a man who drove over the hood of a cop car that was parked next to him after an officer fired a Taser at him. Click here to read more.

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Autel U.S. Moves Into New Building

Autel U.S., a developer and distributor of automotive diagnostic products, announced it has moved into its new offices in Port Washington, N.Y. Autel U.S. is the U.S. subsidiary of China-based Autel Intelligent Technology Corp. Autel U.S. purchased the 50,720 square … Continue reading

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New Members of ROLAGS Committee Invited

The National Windshield Repair Division of the Auto Glass Safety Council is inviting new members to the new ANSI/AGSC/NWRD Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard 002 (ROLAGS 2) Committee. Those in automotive glass repair technicians, windshield repair companies, windshield repair … Continue reading

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Understanding Vanishing Deductibles in Car Insurance

Having a vanishing deductible helps take the sting out of filing an auto insurance claim because you’ll pay less of your own money toward repairs. But you usually have to pay for a vanishing deductible feature and they vary by … Continue reading

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Car Break-ins on the Rise in Multiple Columbus Neighborhoods

Multiple people in Columbus are outraged following multiple car break-ins in their neighborhoods. One man tells News Leader 9 it’s happened to him five times since moving to his home. Click here to read more.

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Facebook, Now Meta, is Expanding Smart Glasses Research into Cars via BMW

Facebook (now renamed Meta) is still trying to make AR-enabled, AI-assisted smart glasses happen. The company announced plans to field-test its camera and sensor-studded Project Aria research glasses in more places, with neural input wristbands, and even in cars. Click … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Illinois

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Sycamore, Ill. This repair center has operated as Hayes Body Shop for 36 years and is located off Route 23, the main roadway between Sycamore and DeKalb, … Continue reading

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Caliber to Acquire 17 Collision Repair Centers from AutoNation

Caliber, a U.S. collision service provider with nearly 1,400 locations in 39 states, will acquire up to 17 collision repair centers from AutoNation during the fourth quarter of 2021. The transaction includes a long-term agreement for AutoNation to refer collision … Continue reading

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Tree Branch Flies Through Car Windshield in Connecticut

State police in Connecticut shared dramatic images of a tree branch that smashed through the front windshield of a vehicle as a powerful Nor’easter pushed through the region Wednesday. Police said the incident happened just after 7 a.m. on Interstate … Continue reading

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The Best Wiper Blades to Keep Your Windshield Clear

When it comes time to replace your wiper blades, you’re likely spoiled for choice. With so many different models to look for and technologies to consider, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are several key factors to home in … Continue reading

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Sponsored Link: Omega EDI Adds Free Repair Procedures

Omega EDI has announced the launch of repair procedures integrated with its auto glass software, including procedures orginally published in Auto Glass Journal. The procedures include photos, diagrams, and helpful tips for removing and installing over 3,800 part/vehicle combinations and … Continue reading

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Tesla Pulls Full Self-Driving Update After Sudden Braking Spooks Drivers

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving software lived up to its “beta” label this weekend. On Saturday morning, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a delay for the 10.3 update after internal quality-assurance testers discovered that the new version performed worse at left turns … Continue reading

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Here is the Average Cost for Auto Insurance in 2021, and How to Keep Your Costs Down

The cost to insure a vehicle is on the rise, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This brought the 2021 U.S. average to $1,451 per year, or a premium of $121 per month, according to the latest … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Car Break-ins: 50+ Vehicles Damaged, Suspects Sought

Brown Deer police are looking for suspects after more than 50 cars were broken into during the overnight hours from Sunday, Oct. 24, through Monday, Oct. 25. Click here to read more.

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Bird Smashes Through Pilot’s Windscreen at 300 Kilometers Per Hour ‘Like a Missile’

An ag pilot has walked away unscathed after an ibis smashed through the windscreen of his spray plane that was traveling at close to 300 kilometers per hour. Click here to read more.

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150 Mph Without a Driver: Indy Autonomous Cars Gear up For Race

There will be cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday but no driver in sight as racing teams mark a milestone in autonomous vehicle development. Nine single-seaters will take part in the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), a competition with … Continue reading

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Vehicle Windows Shattered on Hwy 17 in Santa Cruz County

A stretch of Highway 17 in Santa Cruz County was briefly closed Saturday after windows on two vehicles, including a California Highway Patrol cruiser, were shattered, officers said. Click here to read more.

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Wells Fargo CEO Says Supply Chains ‘Will Get Solved’ in ‘6-to-12 Months’

The situation in which employers find it hard to hire and the supply chain crisis forces businesses to hike prices is likely to persist for at least 6 to 12 months, one bank chief said. Click here to read more.

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Chinese EV Maker Xpeng Touts Flying Car That Can Also Operate on Roads; Plans For 2024 Rollout

HT Aero, an affiliate of Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng, publicized a flying car on Sunday that it says can also drive on roads. The company says it plans a rollout in 2024. The car is not yet commercially available. … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Barrie Opens in Ontario

Uniban Canada, a provider of automotive glass repair, replacement and calibration, announced the opening of UniglassPlus Barrie located in Barrie, Ontario. Basam Betou, owner of UniglassPlus Barrie, holds more than two decades of auto glass repair industry experience. “The customer … Continue reading

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San Francisco, Tourism Industry Offer Cash Rewards to Stop Auto Burglary Fencing Operations

San Francisco is moving to stem a scourge of auto break-ins by joining with private businesses to offer cash rewards for information on the fencing operations moving the stolen goods. Click here to read more.

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month—Be Cyber Alert and Guard Against Ransomware

This month is the 18th Annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the United States, sponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance. This year’s theme is again “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” Being Cyber … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Two Repair Centers in Ohio

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of two collision repair centers in Medina and North Ridgeville, Ohio. The repair centers previously operated as South of the Square Collision Center, originating in Medina in 1999 and expanding to the North … Continue reading

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Rocks Thrown From Indy Overpass Narrowly Miss IUPUI Student’s Windshield: ‘It Was Close’

An IUPUI student was southbound on I-465 under the 56th Street overpass on Indy’s northeast late last Friday afternoon when something fell out of the sky and hit his car. Click here to read more.

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Ocala Man Arrested After Throwing Rock at School Bus with Children on Board, Cracking Windshield

A 41-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he threw a rock at a school bus that was transporting ten children. On Tuesday, October 19 around 4:00 p.m., a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived on Pecan Road in Ocala in … Continue reading

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Rising Gas Prices Hindering Consumers’ Buying Power, Industry Expert Says

Gas prices – now at a fresh seven-year high – are continuing “to eat away at consumers’ buying power,” according to an industry expert. With gas prices on the rise, consumers are spending more “filling up than in other areas … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Zoox Will Test its Autonomous Vehicles on Seattle’s Rainy Streets

Zoox, the autonomous vehicle company owned by Amazon, said it will test its vehicles on the hilly, rain-drenched streets of Seattle. The company also plans on opening an office there in 2022. Click here to read more.

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Smartphone Producer Foxconn Announces Electric Car Venture

The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Monday to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model. Click here to read more.

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Porsche Taycan, the Company’s First Fully Electric Model, Outsells Flagship 911 Sports Car

In a sign that drivers are increasingly embracing battery electric models, sales of the Porsche Taycan surpassed those of the company’s influential, high performance 911 series, according to numbers the company released Friday. Click here to read more.

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Chinese CEOs Tell How They Manage in US

When its Chinese parent company invited all the managers of Phoenix Paper in Wickliffe, Kentucky, to visit China prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, one manager, an American, was fearful. After he returned to the U.S., he told people that the … Continue reading

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State Orders New Car Insurance ‘Stimulus Checks’ — Are You Due Another Refund?

While Washington stopped entertaining the idea of a fourth stimulus check, advocates and at least one state are still pushing car insurance companies to hand you some COVID-19 cash. Click here to read more.  

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2022 Kia Forte Arrives with New Design Identity and Array of Advanced Technology

The 2022 Forte compact sedan arrives with a host of enhancements including new front and rear design elements, a newly available 10.25-inch widescreen navigation display1, and an expanded suite of new and upgraded Drive Wise ADAS technology2. Click here to … Continue reading

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Windshield Falls from ASDF F-2 Fighter Plane Over City in Fukuoka

A windshield weighing some 90 kilograms fell off from an F-2 fighter jet of the Air Self-Defense Force when it was flying over the city of Asakura in Fukuoka Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon. According to the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff … Continue reading

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There’s a Backlog at U.S. Ports. Here’s How Biden Hopes to Get You Your Goods Faster

President Biden on Wednesday addressed ongoing supply chain problems as major retailers warn of shortages and price hikes during the upcoming holiday season. The White House says plans are in place to increase capacity at major California ports and with … Continue reading

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PennDOT Warns Drivers to Look Out For Deer This Fall

More people are reporting seeing and hitting deer while on their daily commute. PennDOT is issuing a warning to drivers: keep on the look out for deer crossings. Here in the state of Pennsylvania, you have a one in 52 … Continue reading

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Don’t Rely on Safety Systems in Cars During Bad Weather, American Automobile Association Warns

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is warning drivers nationwide not to over-rely on advanced safety systems in cars, like automatic braking and lane assist systems, during inclement weather. New research from the organization found that heavy rain affects safety features … Continue reading

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Toyota is Building a Tacoma ‘Tacozilla’ Camper for SEMA

It’s almost SEMA time, and that means carmakers are concocting all sorts of wild builds for the aftermarket show. This year, Toyota is building a vehicle they’ve dubbed the Tacozilla. It’s an odd name, because while it should conjure images … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Michigan

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Brighton, Mich. This repair center has operated as Campbell Collision since 1969. Brighton is approximately 45 miles northwest of Detroit and 50 miles southeast of Lansing. “We … Continue reading

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Waymo’s Self-Driving Taxi Struggles with Left Turns and Puddles. But it’s Still Winning Over Some Arizona Riders

Waymo says its self-driving vans have given tens of thousands of rides since the company launched a public robotaxi service in Chandler, Arizona a year ago. CNN Business tested Waymo’s service this month and spoke with eight Waymo customers who … Continue reading

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Zeeland Man Killed When Deer Crashes Through Windshield

A man driving in southwestern Michigan was killed on Tuesday when a deer crashed through the windshield of his car, authorities said. The Zeeland man was driving in Ottawa County’s Zeeland Township at about 8:30 in the morning when his … Continue reading

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Multiple Car Windows Smashed at Atlanta Dialysis Center

More than a half dozen car windows smashed out at an Atlanta dialysis center. Workers at the Emory Dialysis Center on Northside Drive tell FOX 5 it happened at around 5 Thursday morning. Click here to read more.

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UniglassPlus Markham Opens in Ontario

Uniban, a provider of automotive glass repair and replacement, celebrated the opening of UniglassPlus Markham located in Markham, Ontario. The location is owned by Vatche Najarian. His father opened his collision repair center in 1989, allowing him to grow up … Continue reading

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Allstate Selling Headquarters as More Employees Telecommute

Allstate announced it will sell its longtime headquarters near Chicago as 95 percent of its employees continue to work from home during the pandemic. After 54 years in the Northbrook, Ill., building, the insurance company told its employees on Friday … Continue reading

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Hail Storm Causes Damage Throughout Norman

A hail storm that passed through Norman on Sunday left behind damage in the area, including at local stores. Viewers shared many videos and pictures of the hail that fell Sunday evening in Norman. Some of the pictures showed that … Continue reading

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New Black Hawk Variant is a Cheaper, Go-To-War Helicopter with Digital Glass Cockpit

The United States may already have a powerful military force, but that does not mean Uncle Sam has to stop building up its muscles. In fact, the U.S. Army recently took the veil off the UH-60V—the newest variant of the … Continue reading

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Employers Have Been Offering the Wrong Office Amenities

Before you read any further, take a long, slow, deep breath. Congratulations! If you’re sitting in a typical American home, office building, or school, about 3 percent of the air you breathed in recently came out of the lungs of … Continue reading

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Tesla Auto Insurance Expanding Into Texas This Week

Tesla will launch its own brand of auto insurance in Texas this week, founder Elon Musk said during a October 7 shareholders call addressing the company’s headquarters relocation from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas. In January the state insurance department … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrency Could Prevent Hacking of Autonomous Vehicles

Electric vehicles are here, but the part of our futuristic world that sees us being driven around in these cars without any human input remains a tricky thing to perfect. Nevertheless, autonomous vehicles and “robotaxis” are coming. Germany is getting … Continue reading

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The 2022 Geneva Motor Show is Nixed Thanks to COVID and the Chip Shortage

Organizers said Thursday that there are still too many “uncertainties” related to the pandemic and the shortage for automakers to commit to the show, which usually serves as a showcase for wild supercars, concepts, and prototypes. The hope is to … Continue reading

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Fourth Stimulus Check and Own Payments Update by State: How’s the Situation in Every One?

Some states are continuing with payments for those in and out of work this year. There has already been three proper stimulus checks sent out in the 18 months, and only really California can afford to keep up a similar … Continue reading

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The Electric Silverado Will Debut at CES With a Big Glass Roof

It’s a well-known fact that electric vehicles need big glass roofs. It’s an integral part of the EV design, and they just don’t work right without them. The Mustang Mach-E has one! Okay, bad example. The Tesla Model Y has … Continue reading

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LG to Supply ADAS Cameras for Mercedes Benz C-Class Vehicles

German carmaker Mercedes Benz has adopted LG Electronics’ front-facing cameras that will be connected to driving assistance systems. The cameras will help cars collect on-road information for various kinds of assistant features, such as automatic emergency braking. Click here to … Continue reading

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Tesla Will Move its Headquarters to Texas, Elon Musk Says

Tesla HQ is getting a new home. “I’m excited to announce that we’re moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas,” CEO Elon Musk said Thursday during a Tesla shareholders meeting. Click here to read more.

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Washington County School District Blames Tik Tok Challenge for Broken Bus Windshield

Parents and officials in the Washington County School District are concerned after a bus windshield was badly damaged as part of what could be a Tik Tok challenge. Click here to read more.

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Woman Grateful to be Alive After Two-by-Four Flies Off Semi, Smashes Through Windshield

On Tuesday, a driver in Johnson County had a close call when a piece of unsecured wood fell off a passing semi-trailer and pierced her windshield, missing her by inches. Click here to read more.

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California Orders Car Insurance Refunds for More Drivers

Millions of California drivers are due refunds on their car insurance premiums, the state’s insurance commissioner said on Wednesday. Click here to read more.

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GM Reveals Ultra Cruise ‘Hands-Free’ System That Covers ‘95 Percent’ of Driving

After years of teases, General Motors is finally pulling the curtain back on its next-generation “hands-free” driver-assist technology. Dubbed Ultra Cruise, the new system uses sensors like cameras, radars, and lidar to control a vehicle’s steering, acceleration and braking. GM … Continue reading

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Warning Over ‘Ghost Broking’ Car Insurance Fraud

Young men are particularly likely to fall victim to fraudsters selling fake car insurance, according to police figures. From January to August 2021, Action Fraud, the national fraud and cybercrime center, received 351 reports of “ghost broking.” Click here to … Continue reading

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Email Marketing is Bigger Than Ever, So Here’s How Your Small Business Should do it

Email is a critical marketing tool. Research firm Statistica reports that, in 2020, about 306 billion emails were sent and received every day worldwide, and this figure is projected to increase to more than 376 billion daily emails within the … Continue reading

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The Michigan State Police Tested the Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Loved it

When Ford became the first automaker to offer a factory-issued police package in 1950, it solidified itself as the face of the police cruiser. The Blue Oval’s logo—which was actually a crest back then—is still the first thing that most … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Self-Driving Cars a Step Toward a Future Without Auto Insurance

The phrase “asleep at the wheel” could soon lose all meaning as Tesla and other automakers push self-driving cars closer to reality. CEO Elon Musk says select Tesla drivers could get their hands on “full self-driving” software as early as … Continue reading

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Alaska Driver Killed When Piece of Metal Flies off Truck into Car Windshield on Route 95 in Danvers

A piece of metal that came off a dump truck on Route 95 in Danvers Friday morning went through a car windshield, killing the driver inside. The driver of the truck did not stop initially, but later identified himself to … Continue reading

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The Classic Cars Being Converted to Electric Vehicles

Previously, the car’s 68-year-old petrol engine would have masked most other sounds. But driving beside the Thames in London all you can hear are a few creaks, and the revving of motorbikes and other traffic passing by. Click here to … Continue reading

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Auto Insurers Face Mounting Claims Costs Post-Pandemic

Surging vehicle repair and replacement costs will significantly slash underwriting margins of the country’s car and truck insurance providers as claims rebound to pre-pandemic levels, a new report by market intelligence firm S&P Global has revealed. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Foxconn’s Lordstown Deal Sets the Stage for Apple Car Audition

Foxconn Technology Group’s planned purchase of embattled startup Lordstown Motors Corp.’s auto plant in Ohio may make it a stronger contender to assemble cars for Apple Inc., but success with the endeavor is far from guaranteed. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Alphabet’s Waymo and GM’s Cruise Get California DMV Approval to Run Commercial Autonomous Car Services

The California Department of Motor Vehicles approved autonomous vehicle deployment permits for GM-backed Cruise and Alphabet’s Waymo on Thursday. It allows the companies to charge a fee and receive compensation for autonomous services offered to the public, such as ride-hailing, … Continue reading

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4th Stimulus Check Update: New checks Coming in October

Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, West Virginia or Mississippi… is your state on the updated list for October? We’ve got updates from all the states handing out economic help. Click here to read more.

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AGRR magazine/glassBYTEs.com Newscast Covers the 2013 SEMA Show

In anticipation of the 2021 SEMA Show, take a walk down memory lane and check out AGRR magazine/glassBYTEs’ coverage of the 2013 SEMA Show. YouTube Link.

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Pennsylvania

The Boyd Group Inc. announced its acquisition of a collision repair center in Erie, Pa. This repair center operated as Jensen’s Target Collision for the past 72 years. Erie is the fifth largest city in Pennsylvania and the primary city … Continue reading

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Guardian Automotive is Now Glavista

Guardian Automotive, an auto glass solutions provider, has rebranded as Glavista. The transition follows nearly a year of planning and means the company—now independent from Guardian—moves forward with a new identity. Glavista’s new name was revealed on September 23 during … Continue reading

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Glaston Closes Deal for New-Generation Automotive Line

The use of glass in the automotive industry is increasing in the exterior and interior, according to Glaston. New functionalities, glass types and safety requirements increase processing complexity and quality requirements. Glaston has closed a deal for an automotive solution … Continue reading

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Indoor Mask Requirement Projected for 2021 SEMA Show

2021 SEMA Show attendees can expect an indoor face mask requirement during the event on November 2-5, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nev. The projected health and safety requirement is based on current COVID-19 indicators and trends in Clark County, Nev., … Continue reading

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Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Could be Days Away. Here’s What You Need to Know

A wider group of Tesla owners who paid up to $10,000 for what the company calls its “full self-driving” software can now ask the automaker for access to a test version of the feature. But they’ll first have to show … Continue reading

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‘Glass and Feathers’: Vulture Smashes into Patrolman’s Windshield

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Officer had his feathers ruffled after a scary accident last week when a vulture smashed into his patrol car windshield while he was driving on a highway. Click here to read more.

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Auto Windshield Companies Struggle with Glass Shortages Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every industry in some way. Now, there is a shortage on glass to fix car windshields and home windows. Alabama Glass Magic said not only is it dealing with a shortage on glass, prices … Continue reading

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Car Insurance Premiums: The Most Expensive Cities for Parents of Teen Drivers

Adding a novice driver to your auto insurance plan is bound to hike the price you pay – but in some U.S. cities, it can cost parents more money. Two parents who add a 16-year-old to their full-coverage auto insurance … Continue reading

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California Says Self-Driving Vehicles Must be Zero Emission

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that mandates all light-duty autonomous vehicles in the state to produce zero emissions, reports Tech Crunch. The law would take effect in 2030. Click here to read more.

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Cars on American Roads Keep Getting Older

The average age of vehicles on U.S. roads has been rising for decades as cars grow ever more durable — and expensive. Click here to read more.

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A Government Shutdown Could Come Friday. Is Your Small Business Prepared?

Push to get the services you must have before Friday. If you need tax assistance, a regulatory approval, advice on a project or a loan from the SBA, reach out to those agencies now before they close. Click here to … Continue reading

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GEICO to Significantly Hike Auto Insurance Rates

GEICO is set to raise auto insurance rates in Illinois by more than 6% on average – one of its highest rate increases in the state in the last six years. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Drivers Can Now Request Full Self-Driving Beta With the Press of a Button, Despite Safety Concerns

Electric vehicle maker Tesla rolled out a long-awaited software update Friday night that allows customers to request access to its controversial Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software. Click here to read more.

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Manhole Blast Destroys Car Windshield in Edgewater

Video of the aftermath of a manhole blast Saturday morning in Edgewater shows a car’s roof and windshield destroyed and the manhole sitting on the dashboard. Click here to read more.

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Auto Glass Week™ Returns to San Antonio Sept. 14-16, 2022

• 2022 will be the largest to date • Plans include exciting new events and competitions • Great sponsorship, leadership, certification and networking opportunities Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is the only event dedicated to the original equipment and aftermarket auto … Continue reading

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Guardian Automotive Rebrands as Glavista

From humble beginnings in Detroit, Mich., in 1932, to expanding with facilities in Llodio, Spain and Karlsruhe, Germany, nearly a year of planning means Guardian Automotive is now Glavista. Glavista began as Guardian Automotive manufacturing windshields from 1932 to 1984. … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Wins ‘Large Employer of the Year’ at Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards

Auto Windscreens, a Chesterfield, United Kingdom-based windshield repair and replacement company, is celebrating after winning the ‘Large Employer of the Year’ category at the Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2021 last night. Held for the fourth time at the Hilton … Continue reading

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Honda Civic Hatch Adds ADAS for 2022

Honda launched the all-new 2022 Civic Hatchback as the latest member of the redesigned 11th generation Civic range, with a host of new safety features including an upgraded advanced driver-assist system suite. Click here to read more.

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Vehicle-Inspired Engagement/Wedding Rings Are a Bespoke Way to Say ‘I Love You … And my Car’

With couples again tying the knot as COVID-19 restrictions ease, and some looking to break tradition on the path to the “new normal,” a UK-based company called Scrap Car Comparison has come up with a way for ardent suitors to … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Louisiana

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced its acquisition of a collision repair center in Shreveport, La. The repair center has operated as Crown Collision in Shreveport, the third-largest city in Louisiana, since 2017. “We welcome this cohesive team … Continue reading

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Speedy Auto Service Expands Presence in Quebec

Fix Network, a global automotive aftermarket franchise network for collision, glass and mechanical repair services, welcomed Speedy Auto Service Chateauguay to its family, expanding its reach in Quebec. Located on 81 Boulevard Saint Jean Baptiste, Speedy Auto Service Chateauguay is … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus/Ziebart Fights Hunger in Schools Through Rust Protection Program

UniglassPlus/Ziebart, an automotive glass and protection provider, partnered with Breakfast Club of Canada to bring meals to those in need. From Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2021, UniglassPlus/Ziebart locations across Canada will donate one nutritious breakfast for every rust protection … Continue reading

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National Glass Shortage Means Delays, Increased Costs for Auto Glass Repairs

If you’ve had your car broken into recently or a business window vandalized, chances are you know how difficult it is to get that glass repaired. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Insurance Could Launch in Texas Next Month, New York in 2022

Tesla Insurance is poised to launch in Texas next month and New York in 2022, according to CEO Elon Musk, who gave additional details regarding the electric automaker’s insurance initiative on Twitter last night. Click here to read more.

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FedEx Launches Autonomous Truck Routes

FedEx on Wednesday launched a new initiative that will test autonomous truck routes between Dallas and Houston. Click here to read more.

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PGW Provides Update on Hurricane Relief

PGW Auto Glass aimed to assist Louisiana after Hurricane Ida’s destructive landfall. Last week, the North American distributor donated a portion of its New Orleans branch sales to the American Red Cross. “With the help and support of our customers, … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Illinois

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced its acquisition of a collision repair center in Burbank, Ill. This repair center operated as Millennium Auto Sales & Repair, providing services in this market since 2005. Burbank is approximately 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Ford Recalls 5,000 Mach-Es in Canada Over Loose Windshield, Roof

Owners of affected vehicles will have their windshields reinstalled and panoramic roofs glued properly at Ford dealers . . . The first recall (Manufacturer Recall Number 21C22) concerns 3,178 units sold in Canada. On these vehicles, the windshield may not … Continue reading

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MIT Study Finds Tesla Drivers Become Inattentive When Autopilot is Activated

By the end of this week, potentially thousands of Tesla owners will be testing out the automaker’s newest version of its “Full Self-Driving” beta software, version 10.0.1, on public roads, even as regulators and federal officials investigate the safety of … Continue reading

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$64 Million in COVID-19 Grants Available for Minnesota Small Businesses

A 10-day window opens Monday for applications for a new state program that offers grants to Minnesota-owned small businesses that suffered economic hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.

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How Pay-Per-Mile Auto Insurance Works

If the pandemic changed where you work, you may be able to get some auto insurance savings. If your commute ended or it’s now only a couple days a week—or you have always worked from home—you might benefit from pay-per-mile … Continue reading

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China Rolls out Autonomous Driving Standards as Carmakers Work Towards Making Self-Driving a Reality

China has published its first national standards for grading autonomous driving, which will come into force in March, providing a benchmark for carmakers to develop the futuristic technology. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Shares Rare Look at Cybertruck’s Giant Updated Windshield in New Video

When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in late 2019, Elon Musk brought out a prototype of the vehicle that featured flat panels everywhere, from its thick steel body to its massive glass components. The truck’s windshield was a great example of … Continue reading

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Mercedes’ New Thought-Driving Car was Inspired by ‘Avatar’ and it Shows

Mercedes presented in Munich a series of impressive innovations, including five fully electric vehicles, and the AVTR a car that drives with thoughts. Click here to read more.

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Hurricane Ida Destroyed so Many Cars, it Could Raise Prices Further

The average price Americans pay for a new car has set a new record for five consecutive months. It’s likely to climb still higher this month. We can cite all the usual culprits — supply shortages, an economic recovery, people … Continue reading

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Tesla Unveils its ‘Secret to a Quiet Cabin’: Proprietary ‘Tesla Glass’

It is fairly rare for Tesla to produce marketing videos about its technology outside of actual special events, but the automaker decided to release one today about ‘Tesla Glass’. Click here to read more.

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Delta Variant is so Contagious it ‘Raises the Bar’ for COVID Vaccines

The fast-spreading delta variant is so contagious, it’s exposed weaknesses in vaccine protection and changed the outlook for ending the pandemic, Moderna President Stephen Hoge said late Wednesday. Click here to read more.

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J.D. Power: Porsche, Dodge Most Appealing New Car Brands

New car owners love their Porsches and their Dodges. But nearly all new car owners are infatuated with their new cars, and mass-market brands are catching up to luxury automakers in appeal. Click here to read more.

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Ontario Welcomes ProColor Collision Facility

ProColor Collision Markville began full-scale operations in Canada this week. Formerly known as Markville Repair, the new facility reflects owner Mario Blandizzi’s 50-year association with the collision repair industry. “My older brother got me into this business,” Blandizzi says. “I … Continue reading

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Walmart to Test Self-Driving Cars in Multiple Cities with Ford and Argo AI

Walmart is expanding its self-driving vehicle program to include Ford Motor and Argo AI, an autonomous car start-up backed by the automaker. Click here to read more.

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Fix Network Hosts ‘Trades Experience Day’

Fix Network recently hosted the graduating class of pre-apprenticeship body technicians from Tropicana Community Services for its first Fix Network ‘Trades Experience Day’ at its Milton facility in Ontario, Canada. Tropicana’s Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer pre-apprenticeship program is … Continue reading

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David Zoldowski, Longtime Industry Owner, Passes Away at 78

David Zoldowski, who owned Auto One Glass and Accessories with his children, passed away Saturday while sleeping. He was 78. Zoldowski lived in Oceola Township, MI, and was a strong advocate for independent glass companies. He served in the leadership … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Enters 31st U.S. State

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Ankeny, Iowa. This marks the company’s entry into its 31st U.S. state. This repair center operated as Smith’s Collision & Paint. Ankeny is a … Continue reading

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PGW Donating to New Orleans Relief

With 113 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, the PGW Auto Glass family recognizes the importance of coming together, and even more so during disaster. The company will make a financial donation to the American Red Cross to impact Hurricane … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Laser Windshield Wipers Have Been Granted by U.S. Patent Office

Tesla’s insane laser windshield wiper patent has been officially granted by the United States Patent Office this week. Filed in May 2019, the U.S. Patent Office granted the application, giving Tesla an exclusive right for the invention. Click here to … Continue reading

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Chinese Driverless Car Firm WeRide Launches ‘Robovan’ for Autonomous Deliveries

Chinese autonomous driving start-up WeRide has partnered with a top carmaker and delivery company to launch a self-driving cargo van. Click here to read more.

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Thirteen Epic Cars from Mad Max: Fury Road Are for Sale

“Mad Max: Fury Road” is a gearhead’s dream. The film dives right into action, filling your eyeballs and ears with more high-octane post-apocalyptic vehicular excitement than you can process at once. Its incredible custom cars are just as important as … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Announces New location in Hay River, NWT

NOVUS Glass, a provider of automotive glass repair and replacement services, launched a new Canadian location in Hay River, in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Owner Mike King sees the new venture as an opportunity to expand his current tire sales … Continue reading

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GEICO Seeking to Amend Lawsuit Against Oregon Auto Body Shop

GEICO is seeking to amend its lawsuit against Leif’s Auto Collision Centers and shop owner Leif Hansen to add allegations of unjust enrichment, and to elaborate on why it is asking the court to allow the insurer to refuse to … Continue reading

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What’s Now, and What’s Next, for Truck ADAS

Over the decade that was the 2010s, one of the most exciting and fastest-growing areas of the trucking industry was the rise of advanced driver assistance systems, which may have started out as the stuff of science fiction but soon … Continue reading

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Biden to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for Federal Employees and Contractors

President Biden plans to sign two executive orders requiring all federal executive branch employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with no option for weekly testing for the unvaccinated, three people familiar with the plan told CBS News. Click … Continue reading

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NSG Group Announces ADAS Partnership with Mercedes-Benz AG

The NSG Group announced that their augmented reality (AR), head-up display (HUD) technology will be showcased with the new Mercedes Benz S-Class model. The automotive glass technology features the first HUD display powered by AR, according to the company. The … Continue reading

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glassBYTEs Editorial Director Launches Book Two in Romance Series

Tara Taffera, glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine editorial director, launched book two last week in her Christian romance series. Love Unfailing follows Love Ordained, which was published in February 2021. While her first novel was 20 years in the making, this process went … Continue reading

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Alternative Power Vehicles Estimated to Account for 45% of U.S. Light Vehicle Sales by 2035

Sales of alternative powered vehicles, while currently representing just 5% of all U.S. light-vehicle sales today, are expected to reach 45% by 2035, according to new SEMA Market Research. Click here to read more.

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Biden’s Electric Car Plans Hinge on Having Enough Chargers

In President Biden’s vision of a green future, half of all new cars sold in 2030 will be electric. But something really basic is standing in the way of that plan: enough outlets to plug in all those cars and … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Austin, Texas

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Austin, Texas. This repair center was founded in 1972 and operated as Don’s Paint & Body Shop. Austin is the fourth largest city in … Continue reading

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Volvo Invests in Israeli Developer of Testing Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

Multinational automaker Volvo was among a group of investors that backed Israeli mobility tech startup Foretellix, a developer of a testing and verification platform for driver assistance and autonomous driving systems. Click here to read more.

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How to Stop a Windshield Crack from Spreading

Driving on roadways does not come without risks. While most of the time your morning commute to work is uneventful, it is not uncommon for a passing car or truck to throw a rock at your windshield. Click here to … Continue reading

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Firefighter Cuts Windshield to Rescue Man Following Crash on I-95

A man was rescued Friday morning after a white Hyundai SUV he was in ended up on its side against a wall on Interstate 95 in northwest Miami-Dade. Click here to read more.

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Audi’s Grandsphere Concept is a Rolling Electric-Powered Living Room

The future of Audi’s design and engineering is previewed by this elegant Grandsphere concept sedan. The second in a trio of concepts to debut in short order, the Grandsphere shares styling elements with the sportier Skysphere coupe, but integrates a … Continue reading

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ProColor Collision Welcomes Strategic Partner in Hinton, Alberta

The town of Hinton, in Alberta, is the latest region to join ProColor Collision’s growing footprint in Canada as the collision repair brand reinforces its market presence across the country. Chris Peterson, regional vice-president of Fix Network – Western Canada, … Continue reading

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Does Car Insurance Cover Flood Damage?

Floods are some of the most common natural disasters to hit the U.S. In many areas, especially the Northeast, coastal flooding has become more frequent. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Model Y Takes Over Norway, Pushes all-Electric Car Sales to 72% Market Share

Tesla started deliveries of the Model Y in Europe last month, and within a week it became the best-selling vehicle in Norway. Click here to read more.

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Police: Man Smashes Car Window with Bat Outside of Wyandotte Restaurant in Road Rage Incident

Police in Wyandotte are searching for a man who struck a vehicle with a bat in a road rage incident. Click here to read more.

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Safelite Group Names New President

The Safelite Group announced Wednesday that Renee Cacchillo will be the auto glass group’s next president and CEO, effective Dec. 6, 2021. Current CEO Tom Feeney will become executive chairperson of Belron North America. Feeney will also assume his new … Continue reading

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AirPro Diagnostics Adds to Leadership Team

AirPro Diagnostics, a provider of remote diagnostics, scanning, programming and ADAS calibration solutions, announced the addition of two industry veterans to its leadership team—Thomas Deacon as national sales director and Brian Evces as national director of strategic accounts. Deacon is … Continue reading

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State Farm Helping Those Impacted by Hurricane Ida

Our catastrophe response team is currently assisting customers following Hurricane Ida. We are committed to handling each customer’s claim, bringing the necessary resources and the largest catastrophe response effort in the industry for the benefit of our customers. Click here … Continue reading

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The Major Problems Blocking America’s Electric Car Future

Just a decade and a half ago, the then-CEO of General Motors Co. Rick Wagoner observed to Larry Burns, at the time GM’s head of research and strategy, that not many industries stay the same for a century. But the … Continue reading

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Toyota Restarts Self-Driving Shuttles After Paralympics Crash with Pedestrian

A Toyota E-Palette mobility pod struck a visually impaired person using a crosswalk. Now, the vehicles are back online with additional safety measures. Click here to read more.

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All Aboard! Silver Springs State Park Welcomes First Wheelchair-Accessible Glass-Bottom Boat

Many residents and tourists have experienced the glass bottom boat tours at Silver Springs State Park over the years, and while the natural surroundings may be the same as usual, the boat — and the people who are now able … Continue reading

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Toyota Suspends Use of Self-Driving Vehicle in Olympic Village After Collision With Paralympic Athlete

A self-driving Toyota vehicle was barely moving, but it still managed to collide with a visually-impaired athlete at the Paralympic Games, raising potential concerns about the limitations of autonomous driving technology. Click here to read more.

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Might Tesla Sell Electricity in Texas Before It Can Sell Cars There?

It’s still unclear if Tesla will be able to sell cars directly to customers in Texas when a local factory opens, but the company is now looking to become an electricity supplier in the Lone Star State. Click here to … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ida: What to Know About Flood-Damaged Cars

Thousands of cars are expected to be damaged by the flood waters caused by Hurricane Ida in the southeast United States, many beyond repair. Click here to read more.

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Car Buying Goes the Way of Amazon: ‘Customers Are Ready’

Imagine buying a new car, at your home computer, in 19 minutes. That’s what MINI, the funky British marque, says is now possible. Click here to read more.

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AAPEX and SEMA Announce Health and Safety Measures

AAPEX and the SEMA Show, the two events that make up the automotive aftermarket industry’s trade gathering during the first week in November, have released information regarding health and safety measures for their respective events in Las Vegas, Nev. • … Continue reading

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Rivals Magna and Qualcomm Clash to Woo ADAS Expert Veoneer

ADAS technology is increasingly considered strategically vital. That’s why tech giants Magna International Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. have each tendered bids to acquire Swedish Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) specialist Veoneer, Inc. Click here to read more.

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Find out why Ford’s BlueCruise is No Match for Tesla’s Autopilot

Ford’s BlueCruise tech is the American automaker’s entry into Level 2 autonomy. And, despite an ongoing legal battle with GM over the name, on paper, the system is set to bring much-anticipated self-driving possibilities to both present and future Ford … Continue reading

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There’s Still ‘Billions of Dollars in Relief’ Available for Small Businesses: SBA Administrator

Small businesses in America can still capitalize on the pandemic stimulus program offered by the federal government, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman told Yahoo Finance in a new interview. Click here to read more.

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Driving Miss GEICO: Three Views from the Cockpit

If there is a truly American, rags to riches story in offshore powerboat racing, it is that of the Miss GEICO team, which exited the sport yesterday. That some 14 years ago two relatively unknown powerboat racers—Maryland’s Marc Granet and … Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Plants its Flag in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec

NOVUS Glass, an automotive glass repair and replacement brand, has reinforced its presence in Canada with the opening of a location in Quebec’s St-Hyacinthe region. NOVUS Glass St-Hyacinthe marks a milestone in entrepreneur Real Arcand’s aftermarket career. Arcand, who has … Continue reading

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Mitchell and Inspektlabs Team Up for AI-Generated Vehicle Appraisals

Mitchell announced Wednesday, Aug. 25 a collaboration with Inspektlabs that will bring together its advanced claims automation solution, Mitchell Intelligent Estimating, with Inspektlab’s artificial intelligence to automatically generate appraisals for vehicle owners from photos or videos of damaged vehicles. According … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Springfield, Missouri

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Springfield, Mo. This repair center operated as St. Louis Street Auto Body and served the community since 1965. Located in southwestern Missouri, Springfield is … Continue reading

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Avient Reclaims PVB from Broken Windshields to Formulate New TPEs

Avient announced that it has added reclaimed polyvinyl butyral (PVB) from car windshields and laminated architectural glass to its portfolio of reSound R thermoplastics elastomers (TPEs). Click here to read more.

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Self-Healing Living Materials Could Mean No More Cracked Windshields

Imperial College London researchers have been working with engineered living materials (ELMs) designed to take advantage of the ability to heal and replenish material innate in biology. Researchers believe ELMs respond to damage sustained in harsh environments using an integrated … Continue reading

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Fires, Probes, Recalls: The Shift to Electric Vehicles is Costing Automakers Billions

Automakers are spending billions of dollars to transition to cleaner and greener battery-powered vehicles, but the new technology has come with an even steeper cost: Reputation-damaging vehicle fires, recalls, sudden power loss and problems getting some of the cars started. … Continue reading

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GM’s $2 Billion Chevy Bolt Fire Recall Casts Shadow Over Electric Vehicle Market

GM’s $2 Billion Chevy Bolt Fire Recall Casts Shadow Over Electric Vehicle Market

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Jetta Refresh Gets More ADAS for 2022

Jetta Refresh Gets More ADAS for 2022

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Tesla Owners say Their Cars Increasingly Targeted for Break-ins

Tesla Owners say Their Cars Increasingly Targeted for Break-ins

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Man Throws Axe at Motorist’s Windshield in Road Rage Incident

Man Throws Axe at Motorist’s Windshield in Road Rage Incident

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What Will Come Out of NHTSA’s Tesla Autopilot Investigation?

What Will Come Out of NHTSA’s Tesla Autopilot Investigation?

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You’re Probably Owed a Car Insurance ‘Stimulus Check,’ Lawsuit and Critics say

You’re Probably Owed a Car Insurance ‘Stimulus Check,’ Lawsuit and Critics say

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Cities Can Have Flying Cars if They Start Working on Infrastructure Today

Cities Can Have Flying Cars if They Start Working on Infrastructure Today

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Tree Goes Through Car Windshield as Tropical Storm Henri Passes Through Massachusetts

Tree Goes Through Car Windshield as Tropical Storm Henri Passes Through Massachusetts

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Car Buyers Pay as Chip Shortage Outlook Dims

Car Buyers Pay as Chip Shortage Outlook Dims

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Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Have Clocked 20 Million Miles on Public Roads

Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Have Clocked 20 Million Miles on Public Roads

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Ford Performance Will Soon Offer an Electric Crate Motor

Ford Performance Will Soon Offer an Electric Crate Motor

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Classic Car Insurer Hagerty To Go Public via SPAC in $3 Billion Deal With Aldel Financial

Classic Car Insurer Hagerty To Go Public via SPAC in $3 Billion Deal With Aldel Financial

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States Can Pay Unemployment Benefits Past September 6 Using Pandemic Funds

States Can Pay Unemployment Benefits Past September 6 Using Pandemic Funds

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Fix Network Appoints Scott Meehan as Regional Vice President for Quebec

Fix Network, a global automotive aftermarket franchise network for collision, glass and mechanical repair services, has announced the appointment of Scott Meehan as its regional vice president for the Fix Network Quebec. Meehan joins the company with over 20 years … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in San Diego

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in San Diego, Calif. This repair center operated as Qualtech Collision Center, served the market since 1997 and is located near the eastern border of … Continue reading

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Green Bay Man Convicted of Hit-and-Run Death in July 2020 Crash That Killed Bicyclist

Green Bay Man Convicted of Hit-and-Run Death in July 2020 Crash That Killed Bicyclist

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Musk’s ‘AI Day’ Confronts Tough Questions About Tesla’s Technology

Musk’s ‘AI Day’ Confronts Tough Questions About Tesla’s Technology

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Boyd Group Reports 44% Sales Increase and Demand for Labor in U.S.

As the business world continues to operate nearly a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, The Boyd Group announced Wednesday that sales are up and demand has increased in the U.S. for the company’s services to the point … Continue reading

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Fix Auto Adds New Location in Canada

Fix Auto Calgary Center in Alberta, Canada, is the latest shop to join Fix Network’s array of Canadian locations. Owner Gurveer Randev believes the aftermarket industry has always been a part of his DNA, with his family operating successful automotive … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Opens Repair Center in Round Rock, Texas

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the opening of a collision repair center in Round Rock, Texas. This repair center is located approximately 20 miles northeast of Austin by an area with a population of 2.3 million people. … Continue reading

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Meet the Winners: Calibration Competition Grand Champion—Mark Rogers

AGRR magazine interviewed Mark Rogers of Mel’s Auto Glass in Cincinnati, Ohio, after the awards ceremony. Youtube Link.

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Investors Consider Cash-Out of Belron Shares

A single-asset secondary transaction is on the table for consideration by Clayton Dubilier & Rice that could garner $4 billion for the Belron Group. Clayton Dubilier’s United Kingdom-based glass repair company, Belron, operates in 40 countries with 27,000 employees working … Continue reading

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Leaky Times: Readers Respond to Class Action Lawsuit Against Chrysler

A class action lawsuit between David Cox and Chrysler that settled in September 2020 garnered various responses from car owners who read glassBYTEs.com and continues to do so. According to a judge’s order, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) agreed to pay … Continue reading

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Fuyao Revenues Rise Out of COVID-19 Pandemic

Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd. shows a revenue increase in its first quarterly report of 2021 with an increase of 36.8 percent from the same period in 2020, according to a report dated April 16, 2021. This year’s operating … Continue reading

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Uniban Reports Growth for First Half of 2021

Uniban, a provider of automotive glass repair, replacement and calibration, celebrated the opening of eight facilities across Canada in the first half of 2021. Uniban, home to automotive glass repair and replacement brands like UniglassPlus, VitroPlus, Go! Glass and Docteur … Continue reading

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Fix Auto Adds Cape Breton to its Atlantic Footprint

Fix Auto, a provider of collision repair services, reinforced its presence across the Atlantic region by welcoming a new location in Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Fix Auto Cape Breton, located in the River Bourgeois area of Cape Breton, … Continue reading

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K&K Glass Shifts Services to Offer Solely Auto Glass

K&K Glass announced their business operations are transitioning to auto glass only. Central State Glass will acquire all non-automotive operations from the company. “We have experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and with this growth I feel it … Continue reading

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ShowHauler Trucks Recalls Vehicles Due to Faulty Adhesive

ShowHauler Trucks Inc. (ShowHauler) announced that it is recalling certain 2018-2020 Garage Coach, Motorhome, and Toter Coach vehicles equipped with Hehr 6400 Series Windows. The adhesive that bonds the vented portion of the window may fail. The potential number of … Continue reading

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Marelli and SMRP BV Sign a Technological Partnership for Smart Illuminated Exterior Parts

Marelli Automotive Lighting, the lighting division of global automotive supplier Marelli, and Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group (SMRP BV), a manufacturer of interior and exterior components for the automotive industry, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a new … Continue reading

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Fix Network World Expands Into Spain

Fix Network World, a global automotive aftermarket franchise network for collision, glass and mechanical repair services, announced the launch of the first six Fix Auto-NOVUS Glass locations across the country. The six new locations—Barcelona North, Arganda del Rey, Leganes, Madrid … Continue reading

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Magna Announces Agreement with Veoneer in ADAS-Inspired Move

Magna International Inc. and Veoneer Inc. announced they entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Magna will acquire Veoneer, a provider of automotive safety technology. Pursuant to the agreement, Magna will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass to Acquire 35 Repair Centers

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced an agreement to acquire Collision Works of Oklahoma, LLC (“Collision Works”), a multi-store operation consisting of 35 collision repair centers located in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The transaction is expected to be … Continue reading

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Caliber Named to Forbes 2021 List of America’s Best Large Employers

Caliber, whose automotive service brands include Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, has been recognized as one of Forbes magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers. “Caliber is humbled and honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Appleton, Wisconsin

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Appleton, Wis. This repair center operated as Peotter’s Collision Center at its current location since 1992. “We welcome the Appleton team to our Gerber … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Reports 145% Increase in ADAS Calibrations Since 2019

Auto Windscreens, a United Kingdom windscreen repair and replacement company, has reported a 145% increase in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibrations since 2019. Auto Windscreens says it has completed the highest rate of ADAS calibrations ever, with 14% of … Continue reading

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No U.S. Litigation Between VW and Prevent

After a “protracted dispute” in Germany between Volkswagen AG and Prevent Group, the automaker told the Sixth Circuit that the auto parts maker cannot bring litigation to the U.S. VW and its U.S. unit Volkswagen Group of America Inc. filed … Continue reading

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Art or Education: Display Teaches Customers About Corrosion

In March, Danielle Leigh Rollinson attended one week of Auto Glass Academy in Georgia, sponsored by Equalizer Industries. “One of the first vehicles that we worked on was a 2000 Cherokee,” Rollinson says. It belonged to a classmate, and, when … Continue reading

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Hitachi Astemo Americas and Light Collaborate on Development of ADAS Technology

Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc., and Light, a leading provider of depth perception for vehicles, have begun “proof of concept” development of a forward-facing perception system for use with advanced driver assistance systems. The two companies will begin to field test … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Automotive Film Technology Puts AkzoNobel’s Innovation on the Radar

Innovative film technology that allows automotive manufacturers to hide radar sensors behind decorative metallic parts has been developed by AkzoNobel. The radar-transparent bright film means vehicle makers no longer have to worry about hiding sensors behind solid metal. For more … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Kingston Opens in Eastern Ontario

Uniban announced the opening of UniglassPlus Kingston located at 670 Fortune Crescent, Kingston, ON K7P 2T3. James Peach, owner of UniglassPlus Kingston, has over 35 years of industry experience. Originally from Newfoundland, James grew up in his family’s automotive business … Continue reading

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Tough Enough: Gorilla Glass Available in More Jeep Models

Jeep is expanding the availability of Gorilla Glass in models from the JK Wrangler to the Wrangler and the Gladiator. Gorilla Glass, already used in smart phones, makes windshields more resistant to debris and breakage. The glass is ideal for … Continue reading

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Breakfast Club of Canada Receives More than $10,000 from UniglassPlus and VitroPlus

UniglassPlus and VitroPlus announced that they have raised over $10,000 for Breakfast Club of Canada through its spring windshield repair program. Through the start of spring, UniglassPlus and VitroPlus owners from across the country committed to donating one nutritious breakfast … Continue reading

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KKR to Acquire Home Services Platform Neighborly®

KKR, a global investment firm, announced that it has agreed to acquire Neighborly® (the “Company”), a provider and franchisor of home service brands, from Harvest Partners. Glass Doctor, a glass replacement, service and repair provider, is a subsidiary of Neighborly. … Continue reading

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AGSC Alerts Members of Pertinent Legislation

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) sent out a ‘legislative alert’ to notify its members of several bills that are under review in Colorado, Massachusetts and Oregon. The organization says the legislation could impact business. Colorado The punishment for certain … Continue reading

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NHTSA Launches Interactive, Searchable Recall Dashboard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled a new cloud-based recall dashboard to make searching for auto safety recall data easy and efficient. The dashboard offers user-friendly and transparent ways to sort, filter, visualize and export recall data, according … Continue reading

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DuPont Named Winner of GM Overdrive Award

DuPont Mobility & Materials announced that it has won the GM Overdrive Award for its BETASEAL™ 900 EI electrically-isolating sealant in the “Accelerate Innovation” category. DuPont was one of only five companies in that category to be selected for this … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires 16 Repair Centers in South Carolina and Georgia

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of 16 collision repair centers located in South Carolina and Georgia. These repair centers operated as John Harris Body Shops, which originated in 1975 in Columbia, S.C.. The South Carolina … Continue reading

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Caliber Raising Funds for Heart Disease and Stroke Research

Caliber, the parent company of Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, is launching a new campaign to raise funds to support the American Heart Association’s life-saving heart disease and stroke research. Beginning July 1 and running through … Continue reading

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NHTSA Orders Crash Reporting for ADAS-Equipped Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Standing General Order requiring manufacturers and operators of vehicles equipped with SAE Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) or SAE Levels 3-5 Automated Driving Systems (ADS) to report crashes. “NHTSA’s … Continue reading

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Miles Driven Report Shows Sharp Increase in U.S. Travel

All road and street travel in the U.S. increased by 54.6%, or 90.6 billion vehicle miles, for April 2021, compared to April 2020, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. Overall travel for the month is estimated … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Bradford Opens in Ontario

Uniban announced the opening of UniglassPlus Bradford located at 170 Artesian Industrial Parkway, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 3G3. Adrian Vegnaduzzo, owner of UniglassPlus Bradford, began working in the industry part-time at a body shop during school. Although he graduated with a … Continue reading

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REHAU Group Re-Organizes and Revamps Business Structure

The REHAU Group announced that it is setting up REHAU Automotive and REHAU Industries as separate companies within the Group, dividing the company currently known as REHAU AG + Co. Together with RAUMEDIC and Meraxis as well as the recently … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Mississauga 401 Opens in Ontario

Uniban announced the opening of UniglassPlus Mississauga 401 located at 2795 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 8G6. Mike Cherneta and Kapi Komera, owners of CARSTAR Mississauga 401, CARSTAR Georgetown and CARSTAR Milton, invested in the addition of automotive glass repair … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Pittsburgh

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Pittsburgh, Pa., the second largest city in the state. This location operated as Wolbert Auto Body & Repair and serviced the community for 49 … Continue reading

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PH Vitres d’Autos Announces CEO’s Retirement

The Leadership Team of PH Vitres d’Autos announced the retirement of Mr. Mario Jutras, who held the company’s reins as chief executive officer since 1987. Jutras entered the family business in the late 1970s when he took over for his … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Victor, New York

The Boyd Group Inc. (the “Boyd Group”) announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Victor, N.Y. This location operated as Austin-Spencer Collision Repair Center – Victor, servicing the community for 35 years. “We welcome this experienced and well-performing … Continue reading

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AsTech Acquires Mobile Tech RX

Repairify, Inc. d/b/a asTech (“asTech”), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), announced today the acquisition of Mobile Tech RX (“Mobile Tech RX” or the “Company”). Mobile Tech RX is an automotive and collision reconditioning application with over 4,000 … Continue reading

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Tucson-Based Auto Dealership Opens Car ADAS Calibration Center

AirPro Diagnostics and Car ADAS Solutions have announced that an affiliate of Tucson-based O’Rielly Chevrolet will open an ADAS calibration center, Tucson ADAS Calibration Center LLC (TACC), to serve the Tucson and Southern Arizona markets. “We welcome TACC to the … Continue reading

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2021 Auto Glass Week Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the Pilkington Clear Advantage Automotive Glass Technician Competition (AGTO), Delta Kits Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) and the grand champions of the Calibration and Customer Service (CSR) competitions were announced Wednesday night at Auto Glass Week™ 2021 in … Continue reading

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Tech Change is the Theme at Auto Glass Week Close

“The car is a computer on wheels, and you need to be educated on its software and technology,” was the ominous warning issued by the closing speaker as the Auto Glass Week education program concluded in Orlando. Frank Terlep is … Continue reading

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UniglassPlus Shediac Opens in New Brunswick

Uniban, a Canadian automotive glass repair and replacement, recently announced the opening of UniglassPlus Shediac located in Shediac New Brunswick. Serge Leger, owner of UniglassPlus She