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Plaintiffs alleging defective sunroofs in a number of Volkswagen and Audi models have reached a settlement with the vehicle manufacturer. The plaintiffs brought the suit against Volkswagen Group of America and Volkswagen AG, filing multiple amended complaints since the first … Continue reading
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
adasThink, a Toronto-based software company has released a study showing that Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) re-calibrations are routinely missed. Its study focused on Canadian collision repair shops and included the following OEM vehicle models: Acura, Audi, Buick, Dodge, Ford, GMC, … Continue reading
AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) has announced that its cover glass for car-mounted displays will be installed in the new Audi A8 vehicle. This will mark the world’s first ever (*) mass-produced vehicle to incorporate curved cover glass. The cockpit of … Continue reading
Volkswagen Group of America has issued a recall for certain 2015-2017 Audi A7 vehicles due to improper deployment of head curtain airbags, which could put a passenger in greater risk of an injury in the event of a crash. The … Continue reading
VW Recalls 2,340 Audi Q5 SUVs in Russia Over Sunroof Water Problems: Standards Agency
Audi is recalling nearly a quarter million vehicles due to a sunroof drainage defect, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report. Continue reading
What is next on the path to fully automated vehicles? Kaushik Raghu, senior staff engineer at Audi, said the answer is traffic jam piloting. Continue reading
Ten automakers have committed to making automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles built, according to a joint statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation, its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Many of the cameras integral to AEB require calibration once a windshield has been replaced. Continue reading
Volkswagen is recalling certain 2015 Audi Q3 vehicles over a potential sunroof safety issue. If the vehicle is turned off while the sunroof is closing, the sunroof could continue to close instead of stopping, according to VW. Continue reading
For the latest on aluminum-bodied vehicles and what these cars could mean for your business, join our editors as we go onsite to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Continue reading
Automotive technology appears to be evolving at warp speed and the impact these advances will have on glass will be big. The vital relationship between technology and glass has never been more apparent than at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week where automakers and companies are launching driverless cars, a stream of gadgets to control your vehicle, haptic feedback dashboards and more. Here’s a look at some of the top news. Continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 22 million vehicles were recalled in 2013 and “shattering sunroofs” was a big reason behind automotive glass-related recalls. This is the highest total since 2004 when overall recalls reached more than 30 million.
Audi has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for certain model-year 2013 to 2014 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles due to possible sunroof shattering. The defect was traced back to the production of the glass.