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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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
A driver has been fined by police after being caught driving with their windscreen completely misted over. Click here to read more.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Every year thousands of Americans die on the roads. Individuals take the blame for systemic problems. Click here to read more.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Motor insurance costs have already risen as insurers look to claw back profits lost from new regulations. Click here to read more.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Three youth were arrested Dec. 1 for damaging the front windshield of a private bus at Periyakaatupalayam near Cuddalore. Click here to read more.
“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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Tesla’s new insurance product—based on “real-time driving behavior”—could help drivers save money, the company claims. Click here to read more.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
• 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
FedEx on Wednesday launched a new initiative that will test autonomous truck routes between Dallas and Houston. Click here to read more.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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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
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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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
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
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
AGRR magazine interviewed Mark Rogers of Mel’s Auto Glass in Cincinnati, Ohio, after the awards ceremony. Youtube Link.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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