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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Magna Announces Agreement with Veoneer in ADAS-Inspired Move

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

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ADAS: Here to Stay, Not Driving Away

“One of the most important things we try to convey [about calibration training] is the best practice, knowing your environment, and really what the manufacturer needs or what that system needs to calibrate,” said Emily Jackson, marketing director of Mygrant … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Reports 145% Increase in ADAS Calibrations Since 2019

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

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NHTSA Orders Crash Reporting for ADAS-Equipped Vehicles

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

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AGW Competitors Gear up and Share Strategies

The Auto Glass Week™ competitions, to be held June 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., are fast approaching. How are competitors prepping for the showdowns? TJ Tirado, owner of Windshield Fitters Inc. and Rock Chip USA, … Continue reading

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AirPro Diagnostics Enters into Exclusive Agreement with Spanesi North America

AirPro Diagnostics and Spanesi Americas, Inc., has entered into an exclusive agreement to provide AirPro’s suite of Diagnostic and ADAS calibrations technology solutions to Spanesi current and prospective customers as part of the “Spanesi 360° Concept” offering. “Spanesi has experienced … Continue reading

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AAA Survey Finds Drivers Aren’t Fully Comfortable with Autonomy

The American Automobile Association (AAA), headquartered in Heathrow, Fla., found that drivers aren’t fully sold on autonomous vehicles and that COVID had very little impact, in its annual automated vehicle survey. The survey concluded that most drivers are interested in … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Hearing Held in Maryland House of Delegates

Maryland’s House Environment and Transportation Committee meeting had an in-depth auto glass discussion as several industry members weighed in on HB 519, which would require those installing auto glass in the state to follow the AGRSS Standard. “House Bill 519 … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Calibration Documentation and Technical Changes

“There are various steps involved when you discuss calibration and it’s important to understand and document,” said Darrell Amberson, Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) calibration committee member, as he began describing the business review related to calibration in an … Continue reading

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GM and Mitchell Launch GM Collision Repair Network in Canada

Mitchell International (Mitchell) and General Motors (GM) recently introduced the GM Canada Collision Repair Network. Through the Network, participants can access business and technology resources designed to streamline the repair process, which includes auto glass, increase consumer confidence and support … Continue reading

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The Future of ADAS and Proper Vehicle Calibration

“You need to take this [factors to consider for ADAS calibrations] seriously and perfect your CRAFFT,” said David DeBoer, Burke Porter Group president and CEO, during an industry meeting. DeBoer defined CRAFFT as: Calibrated gage – ensuring the gage is … Continue reading

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Wireless Tablet Makes Assessing Auto Glass Damage More Efficient

Mitchell Internal (Mitchell) and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions (Bosch) introduced the MD-500, a wireless tablet that auto glass technicians can use to more efficiently manage the repair process, according to Mitchell. The MD-500 is a new addition to the Mitchell … Continue reading

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Secrets to a Successful Calibration

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recently hosted a webinar for service technicians titled, ADAS Calibration – Do It Right and Document What You Do! The webinar was presented by Brent Johnson, Vehicle Service Group global product management … Continue reading

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General Motors Posts ADAS Resources

General Motors (GM) recently published a guide for auto glass businesses, auto insurers and consumers on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The recently published document provides a list of available systems, components involved, and when these require a calibration procedure … Continue reading

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List of Standardized ADAS Names Released

Following up on recommendations from late 2019, the Society of Automotive Engineers, Consumer Reports, AAA, J.D. Power, and the National Safety Council have worked together and created a standardized list of names for specific, individual Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) … Continue reading

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Associations Speak Out On Connecticut Auto Glass Bill

Associations and businesses have begun to speak out – in both opposition and support – of a new piece of auto glass legislation introduced in Connecticut’s General Assembly. The bill, also known as HB 5294, looks to “establish an auto … Continue reading

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Part Two: Mitchell International’s Industry Trends Report Highlights ADAS and Auto Glass Replacements

Mitchell International, the parent company of National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS), highlighted how Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has made the auto glass replacement business more complex in its 2019 Fourth Quarter Industry Trends Report. glassBYTEs previously highlighted the company’s … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports Investigates Vehicles with Advanced Safety Systems

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are becoming the norm when it comes to new automotive options for consumers, as safety has become a mainstream factor. Consumer Reports (CR) magazine recently shed light on this topic by publishing a list of … Continue reading

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WABCO Expands ADAS Retrofit Kit Applications

WABCO Holdings Inc. (WABCO) announced the availability of an expanded range of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) retrofit kits. Now available for several additional applications, WABCO OnSide retrofit kits enable fleets to enhance the safety of existing equipment by adding … Continue reading

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Lucid Motors Welcomes New Senior Director

Lucid Motors announced Dr. Eugene Lee has joined the company as its ADAS and autonomous driving senior director. Within this role, he is responsible for the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the development of autonomous driving (AD) … Continue reading

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Vale Training Teams Up with asTech To Offer Scanning Technology Training

Vale Training, a Sedgwick company, announced that it will team up with asTech to provide enhanced learning technologies to the automotive industry. As part of the partnership, asTech will outfit Vale classrooms with its patented remote diagnostic device to enhance … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ to Host ADAS Recalibration Educational Event

Auto Glass Safety Council to Host ADAS Recalibration Educational Event for New England Region Members and Potential Members Welcome Please join the Auto Glass Safety Council™ and presenter Jonathan Dickerman at this informative session about Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) … Continue reading

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Pilkington Reps Discuss Auto Glass Quality and ADAS Relationship

“Once a float glass process line begins it stays online between 10-15 years, and a lot of glass is moving through these lines – about 6,000 kilometers annually,” Erica Clouse, Pilkington North America business development manager, said at this year’s … Continue reading

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Industry Professionals Shed Light on If You Should Leave ADAS Features Off

What do you do if a customer brings their vehicle to your shop with its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features disabled? Do you turn them back on, leave them off, or refuse to operate on it? Also what if … Continue reading

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ADAS Committee Discusses Creation of Calibration Best Practices

Members of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s (AGSC) ADAS Committee met yesterday in Indianapolis during Auto Glass Week. The main topic of discussion was the possible creation of a program designed to help educate its members on ADAS and calibrations. … Continue reading

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Magna Opens New Facility

Magna celebrated the opening of a new electronics manufacturing facility last week in Grand Blanc Township, Mich. The facility consolidates three nearby locations into a single facility, according to the company. Company representatives stated the 230,000 square-foot facility was an … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Expands ‘Innovating Together’ Program

National Windscreens expanded its ‘innovating together’ program with a technical update event at Lincoln College, which focused on the evolution of autonomous vehicles. The event was run by the college’s automotive engineering team, in conjunction with the Institute of Motor … Continue reading

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Tire Company Changes Its Name and Adds ADAS Services

Advanced Tire & Auto Center in Keyport, N.J., changed its name and will now focus on “the next generation of vehicle repair.” Owners Jason and Janet Bigelow, announced they’ve decided to focus on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Their business … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Calibration Competition Deadline Soon – Register Today!

Now in its second year, the Auto Glass Calibration Competition, sponsored by Opti-Aim™, is a premier international competition designed to find and honor the auto glass technician who completes the best auto glass calibration. The competition will take place during … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Secures Addison Lee Group Servicing Contract

National Windscreens was recently awarded a one-year contract for windscreen repair, replacement and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration on the 5,000 vehicle fleet run by Addison Lee Group, a global premium ground transportation business. Addison Lee Group offers premium … Continue reading

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Several Support Calibration During Rhode Island Hearing

Representatives from Allstate Insurance and Safelite spoke at the Rhode Island Committee on Corporations hearing last week to voice concerns over vague language in proposed legislation regarding calibration. The two pieces of legislation referenced throughout the hearing were House Bill … Continue reading

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Thatcham Research Releases Results of Calibration Study

Thatcham Research, a ‘not for profit’ insurer-funded research center, has released the results of its study on the need for calibrations if Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensors or parts that are in proximity to ADAS sensors are included in … Continue reading

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‘Innovating Together’ Program Combines Expertise of World-Leading Brands

National Windscreens announced an ‘innovating together’ program that looks to provide insurers and fleets with insight to react to fast-changing vehicle technology. The latest part of this initiative saw a National Windscreens team attending a technology workshop at NSG Pilkington … Continue reading

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National Windscreens to ‘Lead the Way’ at BIBA

National Windscreens is heading to BIBA 2019 this week to showcase its broker program and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration services. On May 15th and 16th 2019, Manchester will become the hub of the UK’s insurance broker sector. The … Continue reading

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Geico Files Complaint Against Advantage Auto Glass and Owner for Fraud

Geico Insurance has filed a federal lawsuit in Arizona against Advantage Auto Glass, LLC, (AAG) and its owner, Jeremy Solheim. The insurance company alleges AAG and Solheim are responsible for submitting thousands of fraudulent glass repair claims. Geico is seeking … Continue reading

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Mitchell 1 Enhances Its Software

Mitchell Repair Information Co. L.L.C. enhanced its Mitchell 1 ProDemand auto repair information software by adding a function to help technicians who need to diagnose, calibrate and repair Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) functionality in today’s high-tech vehicles. “The term … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glass Shops Exempt

A new bill currently before the New Hampshire House Commerce and Consumer Affairs committee would require an insurer to reimburse a repairer for all repairs only if the repairer follows an original equipment manufacturer recommended collision repair procedures. Oh, and … Continue reading

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JN Philips Acquires Glaser Auto Glass

JN Phillips Auto Glass, part of TruRoad Holdings Inc., has acquired Glaser Auto Glass, a two location company headquartered in New Bedford, Mass. Both companies have years of experience in serving Massachusetts’ drivers, according to JN Philips Auto Glass. “Glaser … Continue reading

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How Changes In Mobility May Impact Your Business

How people get from point A to point B is often a topic of discussion because it changes so frequently. Over the past few years shop owners and drivers have seen changes in transportation through things like Advanced Driver Assistance … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Showcases ADAS in its Automotive Connecting Conference

Auto Windscreens tackled ADAS recalibrations in the aftermarket at its Automotive Connecting Conference last week. Executives from Mazda, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen Group addressed delegates, covering major advancements in assisted and automated technology and discussed concerns from fleets and insurers … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Says ADAS Calibration and Training Are Essential

National Windscreens has invested more than £2 million in equipment and training in ADAS calibration at its 108 UK centers. “With significant growth in the rollout of ADAS technology, there are more and more vehicles on the road each day … Continue reading

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New Technology Gives Insight to Vehicle Crashes

Ansible Motion is offering new technology related to Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), in the form of a simulator. The company’s simulator allows drivers to experience vehicles with ADAS and feature: Data acquisition for full suite of virtual vehicle and driver … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Celebrates Recent Win

Auto Windscreens won two awards at the 2018 Derbyshire Times Business Awards, held last night at Chesterfield College. Rupert Armitage, Auto Windscreens’ managing director, won Business Person of the Year and the company also won the Innovation Award for its … Continue reading

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IMI Launches ADAS Accreditation

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) launched a new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Accreditation for vehicle technicians. According to IMI, it will help to ensure technicians have the ability to identify and interpret information relating to a specific … Continue reading

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AAA Studies ADAS and Windshield Replacements

AAA recently conducted a study of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in three vehicles “to better understand the costs of replacing and/or calibrating ADAS sensors in typical collision and repair scenarios.” According to a report released this month about the … Continue reading

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HLDI Research Shows Differences Between ADAS Results Based On the Auto Glass Used

With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) rising in consumer popularity, several tests have been performed to prove its value over the years. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), has been conducting its own studies and has recently published its results. … Continue reading

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Why Your Shop Should Keep Thermal Cameras on Its Radar

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) being installed in vehicles are quickly becoming the “norm” for car buyers. As you know, many drivers like having the extra sense of security through ADAS safety features. But one company has introduced an option … Continue reading

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Seamless Recalibration Services for Automotive Glass Europe®

Automotive Glass Europe® announced what it deems a seamless service across 20 European countries for windscreen-mounted camera recalibrations used in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). ADAS camera recalibration is required following a windscreen replacement to ensure the vehicle safety systems … Continue reading

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Do You Know Enough About the Limitations of ADAS?

Every year the potential for more drivers on the road increases. This may seem beneficial to some, but what happens when drivers don’t fully understand the features in their vehicles? Your shop may get an influx of questions from your … Continue reading

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A Growing Rise in Calibration and What it Means for Shops

Calibration was a very popular topic during this year’s Auto Glass Week. There were several seminars that discussed not only the need for calibration, but also how much it has increased throughout the past few years and what that means … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ Gives Insight to AGW

Dozens of Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) members filled a conference room yesterday to kick off this year’s Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio. Wednesday’s AGSC meeting, led by Peter Brown of Tiny & Sons Glass in Pembroke, Mass., highlighted … Continue reading

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Education at the Forefront of Seminars

Thursday morning also gave attendees at Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio the opportunity to take advantage of more seminars prior to the show floor opening. Seminars ranged from teaching the values of OE and aftermarket auto glass to advanced … Continue reading

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ADAS at Top of Mind: AGSC Committees Meet

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) was front and center at the committee meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) in San Antonio yesterday. AGSC’s meetings began yesterday and continue today in advance of Auto Glass Week, which starts tomorrow. AGSC’s … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Collaborates with Fix Auto UK

National Windscreens recently teamed up with Fix Auto UK. One key benefit from the collaboration is that National Windscreens is now able to give its repairers immediate advance driver-assistance systems (ADAS) calibration system access. The ADAS access follows National Windscreens … Continue reading

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Honda Aftermarket Parts Might Affect ADAS Features for Models

Aftermarket parts are commonly used in many auto glass repair shops, but some parts could affect how Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), features work, according to Honda. A recently revised statement from Honda showed possible issues for its drivers if … Continue reading

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Glazing Conference Tackles ADAS and Calibration

Detroit is known as an automotive hub and that is more true than ever this week as CTI International brought its 4th International CTI Conference to the area. AGRR magazine is here to report on the two-day Automotive Glazing USA … Continue reading

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Watch: The Latest Technology Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Watch: The Latest Technology Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

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Hawaii Representative Pushes for Consumer Choice of OEM Parts for Repairs

Hawaii Representative Roy Takumi is pushing to pass a bill that would allow the state’s residents the choice of using OEM parts instead of aftermarket ones. If passed, the bill aims to prohibit insurers from charging policyholders extra fees associated … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Groups Meet in San Diego

The boards and committees of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) are holding their Spring meetings in San Diego this week. AGSC’s Education Committee met on Monday and continued with its update of … Continue reading

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Honda: Common Repairs Call for Recalibration; Third-Party Tools Not Yet Approved

Even common repairs on a Honda vehicle require a recalibration of its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and, so far, only the auto manufacturer’s tool has been approved for the procedure—something every auto glass technician would be interested in. This … Continue reading

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LYNX Now Requires Proof of Successful Recalibration

Third party administrator (TPA) LYNX Services, a Solera company, recently sent a notice to some auto glass repair shops and dealerships stating that it will now require documentation of a successful recalibration, which has to be accepted, prior to payment … Continue reading

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Aftermarket ADAS: A Huge Growth Projected in Recent Study

“The aftermarket segment for ADAS systems in the United States currently is approximately a $976-million opportunity, growing to $1.51 billion at a 9-10-percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in 2021,” a recent study produced by Ducker Research for the Specialty … Continue reading

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ADAS Retrofitting Opportunities, Auto Glass Tools Spotlighted at SEMA

For four days, SEMA brings together the latest and most exciting innovations within the automotive industry. Although not heavily focused on glass, the 2017 SEMA Show did touch on some topics of important to the glass industry. “[ADAS] is driven … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Looks Toward the Industry’s Future

The trend toward vehicles with advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) is considered undeniable by many in the industry. At Auto Glass Week™, NSG Pilkington North America marketing specialist Erica Clouse looked at current changing trends and possible trends in the future. … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Tackles ADAS

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are changing the game for those repairing and replacing auto glass. At Auto Glass Week, the industry got together to answer some of the big questions concerning ADAS recalibration. The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Automotive … Continue reading

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Seminar Spotlight: Changes in the Auto Glass Industry

Auto Glass Week™ is the one venue all year that offers the latest in education, the opportunity to watch the top auto glass repair and replacement technicians and customer service representatives (CSR) compete, see the best industry suppliers and network … Continue reading

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One Month Until Auto Glass Week™ 2017

In less than one month, the doors to Auto Glass Week™ will open at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. On October 4-6, vendors, manufacturers, company owners and technicians will all join together for this comprehensive event in West Palm … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: The Pre-Dawn of ADAS 

When I was growing up, in the late 1970s and 1980s (as much as I hate to admit it), my family had a 1959 Cadillac. At times, this was an embarrassing ride. Case in point: It was polished black, had … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Names Faculty for Its First-Ever ADAS Summit

The first-ever Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Summit will take place 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4. The faculty is hand selected from top experts in the field. The ADAS Summit will detail all the aspects auto … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Will Feature the First-Ever ADAS Summit

No technology since the introduction of the curved windshield has brought more disruption—and more opportunity—to the auto glass industry than Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This first-ever ADAS Summit at Auto Glass Week™ 2017 will detail all the aspects auto … Continue reading

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Pilkington to Increase ADAS Auto Glass Prices

In order to keep up with the rising costs of OE-quality products equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Pilkington NSG announced it was driven to increase the cost of all of its ADAS auto glass products by 5 percent, … Continue reading

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Reliable Insurance Sends Email Recommending Glass Shop

Reliable Insurance Network, an independent agency servicing Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arizona, recently sent an email to its insureds recommending Safelite for all auto glass repair or replacement needs, specifically if the car is equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). … Continue reading

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ADAS: Keeping Windshield Repair and Insurance Costs Low

Auto insurance premiums have seen a surge in recent years—up 21.5 percent since 2012, according to consumer price index (CPI) figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. These stats represent one of the largest increases in a five-year span, second … Continue reading

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Calibrations: What Technicians Need to Consider

When it comes to repairing or replacing glass on a vehicle equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), what does an auto glass shop technician need to prepare for when performing a calibration? Repair University Live discussed this recently with … Continue reading

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ADAS Can Lead to Higher Auto Insurance Prices

New cars with crash prevention technology and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are causing auto insurance rates to rise dramatically, according to a Wall Street Journal article published April 3. The article explains that safety features such as autonomous braking, … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens ADAS Recalibration Process Bolstered with New Epyx 1link Deal

Auto Windscreens ADAS Recalibration Process Bolstered with New Epyx 1link Deal

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National Windscreens First in UK to Achieve ADAS Qualifications

National Windscreens technicians have become the first in the country to achieve recognized Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) qualifications from awarding organization, GQA Qualifications. “Many ADAS safety features work through cameras mounted on windscreens so if a replacement is needed … Continue reading

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Representatives Propose “SPY Car Study” to NHTSA

With automated driving (AD) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) gaining traction in the industry, two U.S. Representatives are concerned about what this could mean for driver privacy and cybersecurity. Calif.-Representative Ted Lieu and S.C.-Representative Joe Wilson have proposed a … Continue reading

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Next in ADAS? FHWA Announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Guidance

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced January 19 new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that can improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems. Continue reading

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A Look at 2016’s Top Stories

From lawsuits to changes in the automotive glass industry, 2016 proved to be an unpredictable one. Continue reading

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ADAS Conference Stresses Need for Recalibration

Third-party recalibration solutions could leave drivers with unsafe vehicles after a windshield replacement – that was the message delivered at a conference in the United Kingdom November 17. Continue reading

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Pickup Drivers Being Left in the Dark

With all the recent attention on Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), one basic safety feature – headlights – seems to be coming up short. Continue reading

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U.K.’s National Windscreens Opens Center in Birmingham

U.K.-based National Windscreens announced October 28 the opening of a fitting and calibration center in Birmingham. Continue reading

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Safelite AutoGlass Collaborates with Bosch on ADAS Recalibration Tools

Safelite AutoGlass will work with Bosch to introduce Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibration tools this fall, according to a Safelite press release. Continue reading

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ADAS Standards Language Proposed by Committee

The AGSC AGRSS Standard may be changing. Continue reading

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NOVUS Glass Plans to Roll Out Pilkington ADAS Recalibration Tool

NOVUS Glass is currently conducting a joint field test with Pilkington of the Opti-Aim ADAS recalibration tool in strategic locations throughout North America. Continue reading

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ADAS Topic Comes Up at NWRA ROLAGS Committee Meeting

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) continued as a headlining trend during Auto Glass Week™ Thursday. It came up Thursday morning in a discussion by the National Windshield Repair Association’s (NWRA) ROLAGS Committee. “Do we need to look at something for … Continue reading

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ADAS Front and Center at Auto Glass Week™ 2016

In a room so packed that it literally had to be expanded twice, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) was the topic of the day—and the overriding topic at the conference. “If AGRR companies are late to the table learning how … Continue reading

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AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee Addresses ADAS Issue

The challenges presented to the automotive glass industry by the advent of Advance Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)—not to mention the potential culture change—are being felt at nearly every aspect of Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio. Nowhere was that more … Continue reading

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Subaru Requires OEM Glass for Windshield Replacement

Subaru is now requiring that OEM glass be used for windshield replacements on models that are equipped with the EyeSight Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Continue reading

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UNITED KINGDOM—Nationwide Windscreen Services Opens New Branch

United Kingdom-based Nationwide Windscreen Services has opened a new Leicester branch. Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: A Report on ADAS

“Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have plagued and perplexed our industry for the last few years.” —Bob Beranek Continue reading

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U.K.—National Windscreens Launches Country Wide Calibration Service

Following several months of a pilot program, National Windscreens has launched a United Kingdom-based calibration service for windshield-mounted cameras, which are an integral part of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Continue reading

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AAA: Consumers May Not Be Ready for Autonomous But They Want ADAS

As automakers and technology companies move full steam ahead to produce fully autonomous vehicles in the near future, a big question is whether or not consumers are ready for self-driving vehicles? New study results from AAA indicate consumers may not be ready. Three-quarters of Americans are “afraid” to ride in a self-driving vehicle, according to the research. Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Fuel Economy and Automotive Glass

“Last weekend I read about the Obama administration’s negotiated agreements with auto companies on new fuel economy standards as dictated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In my classes I mention the fact that many of the new technological advances in automotive design and features are directly related to that agreement negotiated with the carmakers.” —Bob Beranek Continue reading

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U.K.-Based Autoglass® Launches ADAS Calibration Protocol Nationwide

United Kingdom-based Autoglass® is rolling out its new solution to calibrate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) throughout the country. The company is also working on an industry code of practice for calibration, which is due for publication later this year. Continue reading

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Newscast: Learn the Latest on ADAS

How will Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) impact your business? Gain insight into this technology and join us as we go behind the scenes at the Novus Super Session in our newscast. And learn some of the topics on the agenda for Auto Glass Week™ 2016. Continue reading

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TODAY’S BLOG: Automatic Braking and the Glass Industry

“I read with interest the article recently printed in Automotive News and linked on glassBYTEs.com™ “Automatic Braking Standard: ‘New Model’ or ‘Safety Sellout’?” The article outlines the debate between having regulatory mandated braking systems in new vehicles versus a voluntary buy-in by carmakers. Either way, this change is coming and the automotive glass industry needs to be prepared.” —Bob Beranek Continue reading

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Autoglass® Gains Head of Central Operations

Graham Palin has been appointed the head of central operations for United Kingdom-based Autoglass®. He will be responsible for all centrally-managed operational teams, including three service delivery centers and the network of district support teams. Continue reading

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AGSC, NWRA and Their Committees Meet in Florida

A number of industry groups met in Orlando, Fla., late last week at mid-year Board of Directors and Committee Meetings. The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) and the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) each held meetings with full agendas. NWRA’s … Continue reading

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Rosekind: Vehicles with ADAS Must Be Repaired Correctly

“We want to focus initially on rolling out automatic-emergency braking. Let’s hope all the cameras and sensors work after the car is repaired,” said Mark Rosekind, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator, during the Washington, D.C., Auto Show on Thursday. “When vehicles are repaired, including windshield replacement, let’s hope this technology works correctly. Continue reading

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What Were the Top Stories of 2015?

From driverless vehicles to criminal charges, acquisitions and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration, 2015 was a big year for the AGRR industry. News from the big technology show in Las Vegas—CES—Safelite, C.R. Laurence, Belron, Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) and … Continue reading

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Lubner: We Are Equipped Worldwide to Deliver ADAS Calibration

“All cars now are going to have these Advanced Driver Assistance Systems [ADAS] and if you don’t get the calibration right, it has pretty serious consequences and so we are obviously speaking to insurance companies around the world. We are now equipped worldwide to be able to deliver ADAS calibration,” said Gary Lubner, CEO of Belron during an investor day conference for D’Ieteren held last week in London. D’Ieteren is parent company to Belron and United States-based Safelite. Continue reading

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Belron’s U.K. Company Autoglass® Launches ADAS Calibration Protocol

United Kingdom-based Autoglass® has launched a solution to replace and recalibrate windshields equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The program is in the piloting process and will be soon rolled-out throughout the country. Continue reading

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ANSI Committees Slated to Meet at Auto Glass Week™: Including Windshield Quality, Other

A number of ANSI committee meetings will be held just prior to Auto Glass Week™ 2015 on September 28 to 29, 2015. One of these meetings will address the development of a new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard that relates to the identification in quality differences of windshields. Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Leader Says Company to Grow by 40 Percent

Through its acquisition of AA AutoWindshields, United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens will grow by an estimated 40 percent, increasing its market share to 20 percent, says Chris Thornton, managing director of the company. What makes this deal unique is that the AGRR market in the U.K. has been “depressed” for several years, he adds. Continue reading

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