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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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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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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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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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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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Select Car Makers Back Auto Windscreens in Support of Recalibration

Auto Windscreens announced today that it has received official backing for its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) solution from leading manufacturers Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen Group UK. Auto Windscreens says it is the only vehicle glass repair company to have … 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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Auto Windscreens Opens Training Academy

United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens has opened a new Training & Innovation Academy for automotive glass repair and replacement technicians. The education center is accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

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National Windscreens Invests $1.08 Million in ADAS Calibration

United Kingdom-based National Windscreens is investing $1.08 million USD (€1 million in Euros) to meet the growing demand for camera and sensor calibration for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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