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Governor Signs Measure that Kills AOB, Zero-Deductible Status in Florida
The Florida Bill, which prohibits policyholders from entering into assignment of benefits (AOB) agreements for AGRR work, was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday, May 25 and is now law. The new law marks the end of … Continue reading
Florida AOB Bills Continue to Expand, Advance Through Committees
Bills that would ban assignment-of-benefits (AOB) agreements for auto glass repair, replacement, and calibration and re-calibration are swiftly making their way through the committee process in both the Florida House and Senate. With both measures, HB 541 and SB 1002, … Continue reading
Former Safelite President and CEO Tom Feeney Retires
On June 30, Tom Feeney will retire from Safelite after a 35-year career with the auto glass company. Feeny previously served as president and CEO for 14 years, and was credited for the company’s significant growth during that time. Feeney … Continue reading
Who Knew? A New Shop Named Hoodoo
Hoodoos are geological formations in the southwest United States. “Hoodoos stand out not only geologically, and we want to be a company that stands out,” Sean Dodson says of opening Hoodoo Glass LLC of Farmington, N.M. on June 1. His … Continue reading
Emirates Glass Plans to Expand Footprint in Region
Celebrating 25 years in the glass business, Emirates Glass is currently executing projects across the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Africa and the UK. The company will expand in the Gulf Corporation Council and Middle East region. Click here to … Continue reading
NHTSA Says 758 Drivers Complained of Phantom Braking
The Wall Street Journal discovered that the safety regulator would also release information on crashes involving driving assistance technologies. NHTSA said it wanted to offer more transparency on crashes involving new ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). Not by chance, two of the most famous ones … Continue reading
2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza Facelift Images Leaked, Features Include Sunroof
The leaked images of 2022 Brezza in a video by Extreme Media show the white SUV with a sunroof. Based on the images, the SUV will have some significant changes in its appearance. Click here to read more.
New York Senate Joins Assembly in Shuttering Auto Insurance Photo Mandate
If enacted into law, the act will take effect on January 1, 2023 and apply to all auto insurance policies issued, renewed, altered or modified on or after that date. Click here to read more.
Man Uses Fire Extinguisher to Smash Windows in 16 Vehicles in Pittsburgh Garage
Police said the man apparently did not attempt to steal anything from the vehicles. An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. Click here to read more.
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Make Plans to Attend the First-Ever Auto Glass Week™ 2022 Career Day
The first-ever Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) Career Day kicks off this September 16! Throughout the day, our special guests will gain exposure to passionate industry representatives from different disciplines and have an opportunity to meet with employers that have immediate … Continue reading
Ford Patents New Feature for Vehicle Windows
Ford filed a new patent for a switchable glass system that takes electro-chromatic glass to the next level. Click here to read more.
Couple Returns From Wedding Ceremony to Find Car Windows Broken, Important Documents Taken
Although the car had tinted windows and their valuables were covered, the couple thinks a thief was waiting for an opportunity and saw the bride and her matron of honor get out of the vehicle without their purses and took … Continue reading
Brake Pad Smashes Through Car Windshield on I-75
Florida Highway Patrol tweeted about a semi truck’s brake pad crashing through the windshield of a Nissan SUV. No injuries were reported. Click here to read more.
A Chevy Corvette Miraculously Traveled Through Flood Waters Up to Its Windshield in Florida
We’ve seen enough water crossings gone wrong to know that even shallow depths can be problematic for low-slung vehicles. And yet, some people are luckier than others and can make it through even with the most unprepared car. At least, this … Continue reading
Research Finds Autonomous Vehicles are Six Times Safer if Trained Using One-in-a-Million Accident Cases
Other significant findings include evidence that AVs are twice as likely to be accurate in their detection of a collision risk without compromising performance on detecting other more frequent types of accident and can achieve a 20 times improvement on … Continue reading
Teslas Will Soon Automatically Close Parked Car Windows in the Rain
According to Drive Tesla Canada, the request was made by multiple people on Twitter, but the only one that Elon Musk himself replied to was Brandonee916, a beta tester for Full Self-Driving. Click here to read more.
Police Use PIT Maneuver, Break Car Window to Get to Drunk Driver
Michigan State Police troopers were called to southbound I-75 near Dix at 3:55 a.m. because a Dodge Journey was blocking the right lane. Police said the 33-year-old Grosse Pointe woman was slumped over the wheel and had an open bottle of … Continue reading
Greece Family’s Windshield Shattered by Rock Thrown Off Highway Overpass
One of the six passengers said he saw three people standing on the bridge as the rock was thrown. No one has been arrested for throwing the rock. Click here to read more.
Safelite® Group Acquires Frontier Glass
Safelite Group, owner of Safelite AutoGlass, acquired the assets of Frontier Glass in Buffalo, N.Y. The deal was completed on May 27. “We’re pleased to welcome Frontier Glass associates to the Safelite family,” says Safelite Group president and CEO Renee … Continue reading
NSG Group Increases Stake with SYP Automotive in China
NSG Group plans to increase its stake with auto glass in China. NSG says it will incorporate SYP Kangqiao Autoglass Co., Ltd., an auto glass manufacturer, into its auto glass business. “This integration into SYP Automotive will strengthen our ability … Continue reading
Maserati MC20 Cielo’s Retractable Glass Roof Looks Like Something From the Future
The roof is made of smart glass that can go from clear to opaque at the push of a button. The car uses a retractable glass roof that opens and closes in a mere 12 seconds. Click here to read … Continue reading
NASCAR’s Next Gen Car was Too Hot, So Racing Turned to 3D Printers for the Solution
Once NASCAR found its solution in the added front windshield air duct and underside NACA duct, it needed a partner that could help it mass produce the necessary parts in a way that was efficient and cost effective. Click here … Continue reading
Autonomous Vehicles: Predictions v. Truth
The cause of most accidents is human error; distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving and reckless driving are the top four causes of accidents. Enter autonomous vehicles — vehicles capable of maneuvering through the streets without any input from a human … Continue reading
Woman Thrown Through Windshield During Rollover, 4-year-old Child Safe in Backseat
Police said a woman was driving when she lost control and crashed into the median, causing the car to roll over. She was then thrown through the windshield and onto the grass. Click here to read more.
Before the Heat is On: Keep Your Cool
Today is National Heat Awareness Day. If not already, auto glass technicians will soon repair and replace glass in the summer heat. It is 100% possible to avoid heat illness and stroke if you know what to look out for … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens’ Repair and Replacement Specialists Webchat Celebrates Milestone
Auto Windscreens, an auto glass repair and replacement company in the United Kingdom, celebrated 169,000 webchats at a 5th birthday party with the launch of its artificial intelligence chat bot, “Brian.” The webchat service for automotive glazing repair and replacement … Continue reading
Average Age of Vehicles in the U.S. Increases to 12.2 Years
Several factors contributed to the average age of light vehicles in operation in the US rising to 12.2 years this year, increasing by nearly two months over the prior year, according to new research from S&P Global Mobility. Click here … Continue reading
Church Hill Neighbors Wake Up to 20 Cars Vandalized, Windows Smashed
In a Nest Camera video from a neighbor’s home, a person can be seen smashing the windows. It appears they were punching each window. The vandalism was in Church Hill, Va., near downtown Richmond. Click here to read more.
Local Family Recovering After Tree Comes Through Windshield of Truck
After briefly looking down at the road, he looked back up to see if he could see the tree. That’s when the tree came through the windshield of their 2018 Toyota Tundra. Click here to read more.
Fastest Growing Retailers: New Business, Promising Future
The secrets to success are different for each business. But, one thing is certain for these auto glass retailers: revenues continue to grow lightning fast as they put the COVID-19 pandemic in their rearview mirrors. AGRR takes an in-depth look … Continue reading
Slough Supercenter is New Direction for National Windscreens in the UK
National Windscreens celebrated the opening of its new supercenter in Slough last week. The center is the first of its kind for the company in the United Kingdom with a focus on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), according to a … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week™ Hotel Soliciting Alert
In today’s digital world, it can be difficult to know which websites to trust. GlassBYTEs.com and AGRR™ magazine encourages you to only use Auto Glass Week’s official site when booking a hotel room for this year’s event. Event management cannot … Continue reading
Auto Glass Giant Saint-Gobain Cuts Costs & Lead Time with BCN3D Printers
The logic behind digitizing the supply chain becomes clearer, moreover, when viewed against the larger backdrop of a general push towards lower carbon emissions, as well as the reduction in workforce seen in just about every industry since the pandemic … Continue reading
Minority-Owned Family Businesses Work to Build Generational Wealth
“I’m the first one in my family, of 11 kids, that has done something as far as a business pushing myself to have something of my own,” Platinum Auto Glass owner Fred Quezada said. Click here to read more.
I Test Drove the Toyota Corolla Commercial and This Low-Cost Hybrid Van Has One Surprising Feature
It looks like a car, with blacked-out rear windows rather than metal. Toyota has discovered that a “car” parked in your drive overnight is less likely to get broken into than a van. The vehicle also has a full set … Continue reading
This Card-Shaped Emergency Tool Easily Breaks Car Windows
The OWL Escape Card is a portable credit card-sized escape tool designed to simplify car window breaking in emergency situations. Its simple and compact design allows it to fit in wallets, bags, glove boxes, or visors. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Rock Thrown at Car Windshield with Mother, Children Inside During Oklahoma Road Rage Incident
The series of events allegedly started at a Burger King location on Kelly Ave. The victim told police that after getting her order, she pulled up in the drive-through line and paused to check it. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
AAA Research Shows the Pros and Cons of ADAS
Drivers may just want to hum an old rock song as a AAA study of car drivers with ADAS says they still need to “keep their eyes on the road and their hands upon the wheel.” The study focuses on … Continue reading
A Day in the Life: Easy Fix
Mike Williams manages three franchise locations in B.C., in Vancouver, Aldergrove, and South Surrey. He has found that working in glass is a community-minded, people-first profession, one that has turned out to be—clearly—the right fit. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Domasco Launches Next-Generation Honda HR-V
The new HR-V features Advanced Driver Assistance Systems of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Lead Car Departure Notification System. The vehicle also has Honda’s first Low Emissivity Panoramic Sunroof, which reduces infrared radiation, … Continue reading
Auto Thefts and Break-ins are On the Rise: What Can You Do?
Auto glass companies can encourage customers to be on the lookout for possible theft as travel resumes and office employees return to in-person work. Supply chain challenges and the industry’s labor shortage could frustrate repair time after a theft. Click … Continue reading
B.C. Tesla Driver Kicks Out Window to Escape Fire
Jamil Jutha’s 2021 Model Y suddenly shut down and lost all power. A cause of the fire that engulfed the vehicle is under investigation. Jutha said he encourages Tesla owners to familiarize themselves with the vehicle’s manual window latch. Click … Continue reading
Driver Shocked After Mouse Falls Onto Moving Car’s Windshield
The rodent fell onto the moving vehicle while it was coasting along a road in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 12. Click here to view video.
NOVUS Glass Celebrates Kelowna Location
Kelowna in western Canada is the latest location for NOVUS Glass, and joins Fix Network’s global portfolio of locally owned and operated aftermarket franchise centers. Kelowna’s operations manager Scott Maciag has worked in glass repair and replacement for 12 years, … Continue reading
Automotive Glass Presents Unique Challenges for Manufacturing and Recycling
Tailoring glass to affordably provide all these functionalities requires striking the right balance among glass properties. To achieve this custom combination of properties, glass scientists and engineers fine-tune the material’s composition and further tailor its properties through tempering, chemical strengthening, … Continue reading
Man Recalls Running Through Home Dodging Bullets
A 60-year-old man ran for his life through his home as bullets sprayed his home and broke the windshield and backlite in his pickup truck. It’s an experience he would love to erase, but in reality it’s one he will … Continue reading
Franklin Man Urges Drivers to Stay Alert After Rock was Thrown Onto His Windshield
The rock was the size of a softball and shattered his car glass during the impact. Brown explained it happened on his drive to Franklin on I-65. Click here to read more.
D’Ieteren Group Resumes Buy Back of Shares, Sets Future Plans
D’Ieteren Group, which owns 50.01% of Belron, the owner of Safelite AutoGlass and Safelite Solutions in the United States, continued its plan this week to buy back shares for nine to 12 months. The Group’s board of directors decided in … Continue reading
Uniban Opens UniglassPlus/Ziebart Calgary in Alberta
UniglassPlus/Ziebart Calgary, part of the Uniban family, is open in Alberta providing automotive glass repair and replacement services. Glen Van Camp and his son Cayden Van Camp own the new location. Glen has 15 years of auto glass experience, Cayden … Continue reading
IndyCar Drivers Raise Visibility Concerns After Aeroscreen’s ‘First Real Test’ in Wet Race
Former IndyCar driver and four-time ChampCar champion Sebastien Bourdais shared his views on Twitter after the race, explaining his view that the actual screen should be removed for road and street circuits. Click here to read more.
Auto Body and Glass Repair Shops Busy with Storm Damage in South Dakota
Glass companies are also incredibly busy as the extreme wind shattered glass in hundreds of vehicles caught out in the storm. Packages filled with replacement pieces have been arriving since the storm hit on Thursday but it could still be … Continue reading
The Next Recession Isn’t Here Yet, But Here’s When You Should Start to Worry
Leading indicators offer economists the closest thing to a preview of economic growth, as they tend to reveal trends earliest. Reports including weekly jobless claims and factory orders can reveal the first signs of a coming downturn. Click here to … Continue reading
NHTSA Probes Tesla Autopilot Crash that Killed Three People
Autopilot is Tesla’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that performs automated functions such as steering, accelerating and automatic braking. Click here to read more.
Traffic Cop Breaks Car’s Windshield as Owner Runs Red Light
The traffic policeman tried to stop the car which had jumped the red light and hit it with a stick in which the windshield got damaged, they said. A woman and a minor girl aged around two years were also in … Continue reading
One Taken to Hospital, Windshields Shatters After Malfunction at Sandy Car Wash
The occupants of the third car were injured by the falling glass, with one person being transported to the hospital with moderate injuries. The other occupants in the vehicle suffered minor injuries. Click here to read more.
Fast Growing Retailers: Revenue on the Rise
The secrets to success are different for each business. But, one thing is certain for five auto glass retailers: revenues continue to grow lightning fast as they put the COVID-19 pandemic in their rearview mirrors. AGRR takes an in-depth look … Continue reading
Caliber Celebrates 25 Years By Gifting 46 Vehicles
The Caliber family, including Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, celebrates 25 years in the industry by giving back to the communities it serves. In 2022, Caliber will gift 46 vehicles to individuals in need of reliable … Continue reading
Owners Say Toyota Highlander Windshield Chips and Cracks More Than it Should
Getting a chipped windshield in any car is almost as common as getting a flat tire. It’s happened to almost all of us and we either bought the repair kits or called the dealer and got it replaced. While more … Continue reading
Car Windows Smashed Overnight in Jersey
Four vehicles were all parked in a row nearest the railway walk in Le Clos Orange. Police said the majority of windows on the cars were smashed “likely using a tool.” Click here to read more.
AAA Research Proves Need for ADAS Education
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s most recent technical report reveals that the understanding of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) changes for drivers in the first six months of vehicle ownership. In ‘An Examination of How Longer-Term Exposure and User … Continue reading
Belron UK Reduces Carbon Emissions by More Than 40%
In an ongoing commitment to responsible business practices, Belron UK Limited, parent company of Autoglass®, has reduced carbon emissions by 43% in the last four years. Released in Belron UK’s Responsible Business Insights Report, new figures show 13,219 tons of … Continue reading
Stickers on Trucks Saying They are Not Responsible for Breaking Your Windshield are Incorrect
They’re frequently seen on the roads, and frequently the source of anxiety – stuff, after all, often falls off the back of those trucks all the time. Who hasn’t had the experience of picking up at least a little crack … Continue reading
Tippecanoe Sheriff’s Office Investigates After Water Balloon Shatters Woman’s Windshield
Hamilton said she believes it was filled with water, but if it was frozen or filled with anything else, she said it does not matter. The incident was dangerous and it could have been deadly. Click here to read more.
Hartford Gas Station, Vehicle Windows Blown Out in Storm
Susie Walling says she was in their pickup when wind smashed rocks against the windows. “I got down in the floorboard of the passenger side and held on for dear life and said a lot of loud prayers and God … Continue reading
This London Parking Space Requires the Driver to Exit the Vehicle Through the Sunroof
If you own a car, you need to have a space to park it, and this makes the price tags soar through the roof. Click here to read more.
At the Top: Auto Glass Retailers in 2022
Today, glassBYTEs.com takes a look at top auto glass retailers this year compared to AGRR’s 2020 list. Who remains on top? Were there any major changes? In the number one spot this year and in 2022, Belron and Safelite remain … Continue reading
Pioneer in Automotive Industry Dies
Sheila Loftus, 79, former executive director of the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association and publisher of Hammer & Dolly magazine, died last week after a stroke. Loftus also co-founded the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) to enable other women to enter … Continue reading
Most Drivers Like New Advanced Safety Technology, CR Survey Says
Drivers like car safety technology best when it helps them see what they sometimes can’t, such as checking blind spots or obstacles hidden behind their vehicle. Click here to read more.
Study Reveals Assisted Driving Systems Struggle with Collision Tests
The AAA, a U.S. consumer and travel services organization, said the tests illustrate how current assisted driving and automated braking systems fall short of true autonomous driving, and require drivers to stay in control of vehicles. Click here to read … Continue reading
AGC Sunroof Loses the Sliding Shade
The special coating technology developed by AGC recently for automotive glass has cleared the reliability evaluation required and also achieved unprecedented solar control and heat insulation performance. Click here to read more.
Ten Bad Driving Habits That are Not Good for Your Car
Last, but certainly not least, ignoring a windshield chip is not good for your car, because it increases the likelihood that the damage will worsen. Click here to read more.
Driver Pulled Through Sunroof Just as Vehicle Sinks
A firefighter jumped into the water, rushed to the vehicle, broke the back window and climbed through, making his way to the driver. She was stuck and the water was up to her shoulders. Click here to read more.
Bear Climbs Out of Gatlinburg Car Window with Bag of Fast Food
Tennessee residents know the dangers of leaving food in their vehicles and windows open for unwelcomed guests. Click here to read more.
Increasing Costs Continue to Impact Auto Glass Shops
Winter is over and summer is around the corner, but auto glass shops continue to struggle with the same challenges the new year presented in January. Costs of materials, availability of glass and the price of gasoline impact business. Patricia … Continue reading
Labor Shortage and Supply Chain Affect Boyd Group Inc. First Quarter 2022
In addition to adding 11 new locations in the first quarter of 2022, Boyd Group Services Inc. reported sales increased 32% compared to the first quarter of 2021. Boyd Group experienced $556.8 million in the first quarter of this year. … Continue reading
Synergies Raises $12M to Give Factory Managers an AI Analytics Assistant
The startup declined to disclose its valuation but said it’s serving nearly 100 customers, 80% of which are in Greater China, including mid-sized factories with thousands of workers run by Foxconn and Fuyao, one of the world’s largest auto glass … Continue reading
Windshield Repair Made Easier with 3D Printing
The precision 3D printed component, now known as the Drill Stop Collet, is used to hold the tiny glass drill used in windshield repair, and it has made this critical drilling process quick, reliable, and automatic. In the past, learning … Continue reading
The Reinvention of Truck Collision Prevention
The bulk of the device mounts to the windshield. It looks out at the road and inward at the driver’s behavior. The cable connecting the device to the vehicle runs down the side of the windshield and connects underneath the … Continue reading
Ten Reasons Why We Love the Honda Prelude
Launched to much fanfare for 1979, the Honda Prelude was a well-built and well-equipped two-door sporty coupe. With its high style and standard moonroof, the Prelude appealed to young folks looking for a sporty, well-built car with a fun personality. … Continue reading
Driven Brands Exec Talks Expansion Plans
Driven Brands shot to the number three spot in AGRR magazine’s 2022 list of Top Auto Glass Retailers in the category of companies with $100-$200 million in revenue. In April 2022, the company announced it was acquiring All Star Glass, … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens Commits to Net-Zero Standard
Auto Windscreens joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, the world’s largest and fastest growing group of companies aligning to help halve global emissions by 2030. According to a company statement, Auto Windscreens is committed to the Science Based Targets … Continue reading
Moraine Pursues Economic Development Growth Around Fuyao
Fuyao Glass America, Moraine’s largest employer, is now up to more than 1,600 workers and there is need for 300 to 400 more. There’s plenty of square footage available for economic development in the former General Motors plant. Click here … Continue reading
Increasing Passenger Vehicle Sales Significantly Improves Automotive Sunroof Market
The sunroofs in passenger vehicles make the interiors bright, provide effective ventilation and enhance the driving experience, thereby sunroofs are installed in passenger vehicles to enhance the overall experience for passengers. Click here to read more.
Magna ADAS Launches on 2022 Toyota Tundra, Including Advanced Trailer Assist
Magna’s ADAS makes use of five cameras and an advanced electronic control unit to provide a high-resolution display of the vehicle’s surroundings. According to the company’s press release, the data collected from the cameras can “render a seamlessly stitched, ‘fly-around’ … Continue reading
Twenty-seven Arrested after 19 Cops Injured, Police Vehicles Vandalized in Riot
The Viraj factory management obtained a Palghar court order against the strike and restrained the workers from entering the factory premises in Boisar, but workers entered and destroyed police vehicles, including smashing windshields. Click here to read more.
Consumer Protection Class Action Lawsuit Dropped Against Nissan
A consumer protection class action lawsuit accusing Nissan of knowingly selling vehicles with panoramic sunroofs that can spontaneously shatter was tossed out of court Monday, May 9, by a Washington federal judge. Filed May 25, 2016, Lohr v. Nissan North … Continue reading
AGE Group Signs Global Agreement
Automotive Glass Europe’s first official member in Asia is Autoglass Middle East LLC in the United Arab Emirates. Autoglass Middle East was established in 2009 as the first automotive glass repair and replacement company in the UAE. “It is a … Continue reading
AGSC/NWRD ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee to Meet in June
The AGSC/NWRD ROLAGS 2 Standards Committee (windshield repair) will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The meeting will be held electronically by Zoom. The agenda, related documents and instructions for joining the Zoom … Continue reading
On the Way to the Car of the Future: Mirror, Seats, Windshield
“A laser projection will display the main information directly on your windshield, such as your speed, or even the GPS navigation arrows to take a motorway exit,” explains Michel Forissier. Click here to read more.
Police Search for Two Believed to Have Smashed 10 Car Windows in Naugatuck
According to police, the windows of 10 cars and counting were smashed. Officers are working to identify the people involved who authorities said were using a white Acura. Click here to read more.
Industry Reaction Mixed on Ford Certified Glass Network
After Ford’s announcement last week of its Certified Glass Network, technicians and auto glass shop owners are assessing the pros and cons of the program. Ford Certified Glass Network provides certification with certain requirements to auto glass technicians to install … Continue reading
Microsoft and Volkswagen Collaboration: Holographic Images on Your Windshield
With an aspiration to get more out of technology, the German motor vehicle manufacturer used the HoloLens for another research project, where it was put in a moving vehicle. Things didn’t go well, unfortunately. Click here to read more.
One-off Ferrari SP48 Unica Looks Ahead, Loses Rear Window
Other design tweaks include the use of LED light bars at the rear; a new wheel design; and a liberal application of black surfaces to highlight the flow of the side skirts. Click here to read more.
A Closer Look at the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio
The new Scorpio includes connected car tech, wireless phone charger, dual-zone climate control, and a single-pane sunroof, as well as keyless entry with push button start, and auto headlights and wipers. Click here to read more.
Breeze Blows Parking Lot Gate Into Car’s Windshield
A motorist was traveling east and passed the parking lot of the Vienna Voluntary Fire Department. Click here to read more.
Embrace Technology: Small Businesses Share Appreciation of Calibration
In celebration of National Small Business Week, glassBYTEs.com spoke with small business owners about why they got into auto glass, why they stay and what they think of the industry’s future. Innovation and Calibration Intermountain Auto Glass opened in Boise, … Continue reading
How Much Money Shops Lose When Sending Away ADAS Work
ADAS services are set to experience at least a 17 percent increase through 2030. Click here to read more.
New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Unveiled in India Ahead of May 10 Official Launch
The new Mercedes Benz C-Class includes a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charger and free-standing digital instrument cluster. Click here to read more.
The Most and Least Expensive States for Car Insurance in 2022 are Revealed
According to Bankrate’s study, the average cost of car insurance in the US takes up 2.57% of a driver’s annual income, which is equivalent to $1,771 annually. Click here to read more.
Houston Rental Car Has Windshield Crushed by Mysterious Cement Block
The owner of the car says she’s asked police to look at security camera footage around the area in hopes of discovering what happened. As of Thursday afternoon, a formal police report has not been completed. Click here to read … Continue reading
Large Hailstones Crack Car Windshield in Arizona
A video shows a man in his car in Arizona when large hail begins to fall. “Just lost my windshield.” Click here to view video.
Report Further Proves Importance of Calibration, Pre- and Post-Scans
Humans do not have crystal balls to foresee the future, but more and more auto glass industry members see a future of more, not less, auto technology. “ADAS technology will over time lead to fewer auto accidents and vehicles needing … Continue reading
Milton Member of Parliament and Fix Network Discuss Right to Repair Bill
Bill C-244 was a topic of discussion when a federal member of Canadian parliament visited Fix Network’s Regional Training Centre in Milton last week. Adam van Koeverden’s visit allowed an opportunity for him to speak with Fix Network president and … Continue reading
D’Ieteren Group Announces the Launch of a Transformational Project for its Headquarters
In response to the growth of the Group’s businesses and the changing urban environment, D’Ieteren Group has launched a project to upgrade its historic site and head office. In so doing, it is demonstrating its commitment to keep its roots … Continue reading
Fisker Reveals All-Electric Luxury GT Sports Car
Fisker Inc. revealed Wednesday a glimpse of the fully electric luxury GT sports car it plans to add as the third model to its fledgling lineup. Fisker announced last November that it’s making a modified version of the battery-electric utility … Continue reading
The Dangers of Driving with a Damaged Windshield
When you have a damaged windshield, it impacts your driving in several ways. At first glance, it might seem like a minor issue — but the reality is that driving with a damaged windshield is a precarious proposition. Click here … Continue reading
Unique Invention Keeps Car Windshields Haze-free
Until recently, the inShield Wiper primarily sold on QVC but they are now launching into retail with Travel America convenience stops, Pilot Flying J travel centers and Walmart. Click here to read more.
Somers-Based Operation Tied to Vehicle Thefts
Casha Griffin is facing seven counts, including money laundering, altering or removing a vehicle identification number and car theft. A storage locker that was searched yielded guns, electronic equipment and an auto windshield removal saw and windshield repair tools. Click here … Continue reading
Ford Launches “Certified Glass Network”
Ford is introducing its own “Ford Certified Glass Network” (FCGN) for auto glass businesses that work on Ford vehicles. The automaker’s website says the program will help prepare technicians “to meet the highest quality standards for every Ford and Lincoln … Continue reading
Join the Winner’s Circle with Genuine Auto Glass Before Kentucky-Derby Themed Fundraiser
Through the generous backing of community members, donors, and sponsors like this year’s title sponsor, Genuine Auto Glass, the CARES Fund enables ASAPC to bear the cost of services so that families from all over the Puget Sound Region can … Continue reading
Kia Windshield Bond Problems Lead to Cadenza Recall
A reported 30,362 2014-2016 Kia Cadenzas in circulation may have an issue that developed during the manufacturing process. As a result, the front windshields of these rides might not have been bonded to the vehicles correctly. Click here to read … Continue reading
‘Students Did Not Deserve This’: More Than 30 Cars Damaged at Three Kansas City Schools
A GoFundMe account has raised more than $4,000 and ClearView Auto Glass of Lenexa has partnered to repair the glass in students’ vehicles after vandalism left windows broken and items stolen. Click here to read more.
Auto Glass Growth Included in Driven Brands Holdings Inc.’s First Quarter Results for 2022
The key word for Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (DBHI) in 2022 is growth. And auto glass services are part of that growth. In a conference call discussing quarterly results last Wednesday, president and CEO Jonathan Fitzpatrick said 2022’s growth will … Continue reading
BMW Recall Affects 61,000 Vehicles Sold in U.S.
BMW issued a recall for 61,000 vehicles with sunroof software issues. The sunroof function control unit may be incorrectly programmed and allow the sunroof to close without the key fob’s presence in the vehicle. The vehicles under recall are equipped … Continue reading
Shops Pushing Back as Safelite Pushes for Auto Glass Laws
Safelite’s efforts led to passage of new laws in Utah and Arizona. As its efforts moved east, however, Safelite butted heads with another group that is offering its own vision about how to safely make repairs: The Auto Glass Safety … Continue reading
Drunken Driving is a Persistent Problem, But There May be a Technological Solution
As part of President Biden’s infrastructure law, Congress decided that some version of these devices needs to be installed in new American cars beginning in 2026. One such device is temporarily mounted on the car’s window. Click here to read … Continue reading
This 1947 Electric Car was the First Nissan EV
The TAMA’s old-style turn signals flip out from the windshield’s A-pillar. Many cars in Japan had signals like that at the time. And also like many vehicles of the time, the TAMA’s windshield was flat. Click here to view video. … Continue reading
Police Looking For Man Accused of Vandalizing Truck by Throwing Large Rocks at Windshield
This isn’t Vidourek’s first time dealing with this headache. On Feb. 20, every vehicle his family owned had the tires slashed, and it happened again on March 8 and 9. He had to buy a total of 34 tires, adding … Continue reading
Deputy Injured When Padlock hits Windshield of Sheriff’s Vehicle Traveling on 57 Freeway
The incident happened at about 7:05 p.m. Wednesday on the northbound 57 Freeway near Pathfinder Road, said Deputy Miguel Meza-Palomo, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department. Two Metrolink deputies were driving when the padlock came from a vehicle traveling southbound on … Continue reading
Ford Issues Positioning Statement on Glass
During windshield and side glass replacement and performing collision repairs requiring repair to the front and/or rear window channels, it is important to utilize Ford OEM repair procedures to ensure complete proper repairs are performed. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Nissan Develops Collision Avoidance ADAS
Nissan is testing a vehicle to demonstrate how the technology can automatically perform collision-avoidance maneuvers. The perception technology fuses information from lidar, radar and cameras to detect the shape and distance of objects as well as the structure of the … Continue reading
Saint-Gobain Posts Record Sales in Quarter, Flags Rising Costs
The company’s sales of 12 billion euros ($12.60 billion) for the three months through March, up 16.4% on a like-for-like basis from a year earlier, were driven by renovation in Europe and construction in the Americas and Asia. Click here … Continue reading
Man Halts Traffic, Breaks Car Windshield
An LPD officer drove upon two parked vehicles on the north inner lane of South U.S. 83 and Pine Street. The officer thought there was a possible crash and parked his unit behind the vehicles with the emergency lights activated. … Continue reading
Steel Plate Pierced Windshield of Pickup Truck, Causing Fatal Crash Near Ritzville
The state patrol is looking for any information or witnesses related to the crash, as well as information regarding the steel plate piece including where it was made, shipped to and shipped from. Click here to read more.
Mercedes Recalls More Than 126,000 Vehicles for Software Glitch
The function of the rearview camera in 126,443 Mercedes Benz passenger vehicles requires a recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall report, the rearview image may not display in the central display when the vehicle is in … Continue reading
Glass.com® Hits the Four Million Mark
Washington, D.C. – In little more than just five years, the website Glass.com has attracted four million visitors and accumulated millions more in page views. This milestone comes just as Glass.com officially launches its new e-commerce platform. “Glass.com bridges the gap … Continue reading
French Company Continues to Supply Necessary Products
Eloi Guenet, president of Saint-Gobain Automotive Glass China, said that they have been deploying and implementing pandemic prevention and control measures according to official requirements, and have been dynamically adjusting their operation plans. Click here to read more.
I-CAR Announces Creation of Optional ADAS Technician Career Path
While currently an optional role for achieving Gold Class recognition, individuals who proceed with this career path will contribute to accurate system diagnostics, repairs and calibrations in addition to potentially creating a new revenue stream for shops that can capture … Continue reading
Audi and Partners Piloting Project to Turn Faulty Car Glass into New Windowpanes for the Audie Q4 e-tron
The glass recycling pilot project starts with selected dealerships in the Volkswagen Group’s retail network. Customers whose cars have a damaged window set up appointments there. Click here to read more.
The Dangers of Driving with a Damaged Windshield
When you have a damaged windshield, it impacts your driving in several ways. At first glance, it might seem like a minor issue — but the reality is that driving with a damaged windshield is a precarious proposition. Click here … Continue reading
Woman Cracks Car Windshield with Gun While Child Inside
Officers said they recovered multiple unfired rounds from the scene which were believed to have been ejected from the woman’s firearm while she hit the windshield. The woman faces several charges including aggravated assault. Click here to read more.
One Sent to Hospital After Unsecured Load Crashes Through Windshield on Massachusetts Highway
The passenger of a sedan was hit by drywall that went through their vehicle’s windshield. The passenger was transported to Baystate Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Click here to read more.
Labor Shortage: Industry Loses 14% of its Technicians in Two Years
The auto glass industry’s 700,000 technicians in 2020 were reduced to 600,000 in 2022, according to Robert C. Dauffenbach, senior associate dean for economic development at the University of Oklahoma. Dauffenbach says the 14% decline presents an opportunity for the … Continue reading
AirPro Diagnostics Names New Vice President of Strategic Solutions
AirPro Diagnostics announces Fred Iantorno as vice president of strategic solutions. Iantorno will assist the company in technology integration opportunities and market awareness of the company’s calibration system, the AirPro Auggie. “We are excited to welcome Fred to the team … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week™ Introduces Career Day
Building and supporting the next generation of technicians are vital to the auto glass repair and replacement industry. Auto Glass Week 2022, Sept. 14-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, will address this with Career Day, … Continue reading
Churchill Backs One Equity’s PGW Acquisition
The financing of PGW marks the fourth transaction which Churchill’s senior lending team has completed in support of One Equity Partners. Click here to read more.
Tesla Expands Insurance Offering to Three New States
Tesla says it is the second largest insurer of Teslas in Texas, one of its first auto insurance markets. Click here to read more.
Flying Chair Smashes State Police Car’s Windshield
The unusual incident was caught on camera by a dashboard camera in the trooper’s vehicle. Police are using it as an opportunity to remind drivers that vehicle loads must be properly secured at all times. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Supply Chain and Materials Costs: Challenges Persist for Auto Glass Industry, Part 1
Call it what you will. Growing pains. Challenges. Opportunities for innovation. The auto glass industry is going through a difficult time of changes. “I think number one, that’s pretty obvious: the supply chain challenges,” says Ryan Mandell, director of performance … Continue reading
Koch Industries Subsidiary Shutting Down Plants in Russia
Koch Industries is asking employees of one of its subsidiaries, Guardian Glass, to shut down two plants in Russia. Koch and Guardian say they are working on an exit strategy to ensure the safety of plant employees. Click here to … Continue reading
Automotive Glass Presents Unique Challenges for Manufacturing and Recycling
Like glass used for making bottles, jars, and ordinary building windows, the glass found in cars, trucks, and buses is known as soda-lime glass. It’s the most common type and accounts for roughly 90% of all manufactured glass. Click here … Continue reading
Driving’s Most Innovative Tech Hides in Plain Sight
More than just keeping out dust and rain, a windshield is a critical element of your vehicle’s advanced safety system. In addition to super-tough auto glass that creates a barrier between you and the road, the windshield is also where … Continue reading
First Compact SUV with ADAS is Coming Soon
Hyundai will soon be bringing new features for its to-be-updated compact SUV. Hyundai Venue facelift might be the first compact SUV to get the ADAS system. Click here to read more.
Insurer Won’t Pay for a New Windshield? State Law Requires They Offer That Option
In most states, comprehensive insurance covers replacement after you pay your deductible. Click here to read more.
Piece of Concrete Smashes into Semi-Truck’s Windshield on I-69 in Michigan
At this time, it’s unclear if the piece of concrete, which weighs between 2 and 3 ounces, fell off the bridge or was thrown from the overpass, police said. Click here to read more.
Gas Up: Fuel Prices Cause Pain at the Pump
A global pandemic. A labor shortage. Supply chain challenges and exorbitant gas prices. The struggle is real in the auto glass industry. At the end of March, Autospecs Glass in Dallas and Houston found it reached its fleet credit limit … Continue reading
Students Get Look at Auto Glass and Business at Fuyao Glass Factory
The factory was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary film “American Factory,” released in 2019. The documentary covered the opening of the factory following the closure of a General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Auto Glass Maker Fires Furnace on 100% Biofuels
Pilkington UK has become the world’s first flat glass manufacturer to fire its furnace on 100% biofuel, as part of an industry trial to find sustainable alternatives to natural gas. A sustainable biofuel made from organic waste materials powered the … Continue reading
Upcoming SUVs in India Will be Designed with ADAS
The biggest talking point out of all is ADAS. Currently, only the Mahindra XUV700 and the MG Astor get ADAS capabilities in the affordable segment. Most car companies have taken note of this and are working on bringing this feature … Continue reading
Windshield-smashing home run earns Okeechobee player $500 scholarship
Instead of a banner at the high school field, Gilbert Ford in Okeechobee added a monster home-run wall with an image of an F-150 pickup truck as part of its “Bust the windshield” contest. Click here to read more.
Spring Snowstorm Blamed for Overturned Tractor-Trailer, Driver Extricated Through Windshield
State police say the truck was heading east on Route 177 at around 9 a.m. Tuesday when the driver lost control. Click here to read more.
Miles Driven: January Mileage Shows Decrease from December
Americans traveled 4.1% more on roads in January 2022 than in January 2021, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. January 2022 saw 9.5 billion more vehicle miles logged than January 2021. Travel for January 2022 was … Continue reading
All Upcoming Honda Cars to Get ADAS Features in India
At the unveiling of the Honda City hybrid, Honda Cars India announced that all new models the brand launches in India will come with the Honda Sensing suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Click here to read more.
Paralympic Gold Medals Stolen From Car, Recovered Easter Sunday
On April 16, three-time Paralympic Gold Medalist Jen Lee found his back car window in shambles while parked in a parking garage in the Rim at La Cantera. His gold medals from Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, Paralympic Winter Games … Continue reading
Tom Feeney Expands Roles
Tom Feeney, former CEO of the Safelite Group and current executive chairperson of Belron North America, is assuming additional roles in the automotive insurance industry. Hi Marley, creators of a communication platform designed for the insurance industry, announced last week … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens Secures Two-year Contract with Haven Insurance
Auto Windscreens, a leading provider of auto glass services in the United Kingdom, secured a two-year contract with Haven Insurance to provide auto glass repair, replacement and ADAS calibration services to the insurance company’s customers. Haven Insurance, an independent and … Continue reading
This Six-Wheeled MINI Cooper S Limousine Has a Sunroof and a Pool
Back in 2014, MINI presented a special production show car, a Cooper S Limousine, that would leave press and fans picking their jaws up off the floor during the Athens Olympics. Click here to read more.
Large Hail Stones Crack Windshield During Severe Thunderstorm in South Dakota
Justin Frantzen recorded this footage of dangerous hail crashing down around him while he was in his car. “This is actually the first big hail I’ve ever been in,” Frantzen told Storyful. “I was worried that my windshield could’ve caved … Continue reading
Deputy Shot Man Who Smashed Car Window with a Hatchet
According to the GBI, the deputy was driving an unmarked police SUV on U.S. 441 when a speeding truck passed him and the deputy flashed his emergency lights. The truck, which was towing a trailer, swerved into the deputy’s lane. … Continue reading
Mygrant Demonstrates ADAS at Open House
Three weeks before the United States went into lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Mygrant Glass held an open house in Albuquerque, N.M. Last Saturday, the company opened its doors in Spokane once again. “We do these because … Continue reading
CCC Intelligent Solutions Promotes Scott Janik to Senior Vice President of Insurance Services
CCC Intelligent Solutions, which provides automotive collision software solutions and studies for the auto glass industry, named Scott Janik senior vice president of Insurance Services Group. Janik joined the company in 2007 and has served as group vice president since … Continue reading
Subaru Includes Third Camera on 2023 Outback’s Top Trim
In addition to the dual-camera EyeSight that comes standard on all 2023 Outbacks, the Touring trim will feature a wide-angle mono camera. Subaru says the camera will further expand the field of view to help the system recognize pedestrians and … Continue reading
India’s First New Mahindra Thar with a Panoramic Sunroof
Sunroofs have become a big new feature in India. Everyone wants to buy a vehicle that comes with a sunroof, people are especially opting for a higher variant so that they can get the sunroof. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Auburn Police Seek ID on Suspect Accused of Smashing Out Car Windows
Authorities say a man drove behind a business, then walked up to a parked car and smashed out three of its windows. Police did not specify where this happened or if anything led up to this incident. Click here to … Continue reading
Man Cheats Death After Log Pierces Windshield
A freak snowstorm caused a log to fall right into a man’s windshield in Vancouver, Wash. Click here to read more.
NHTSA Recalls 2022 Ford Transits for Rearview Camera Default
Ford voluntarily issued a recall of 119 2022 Ford Transit vehicles because of a defect in the camera to display a rearview image when the vehicle is in reverse. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a camera unable … Continue reading
NOVUS Glass Welcomes New Franchise Location
NOVUS Glass, an automotive glass repair and replacement services provider, adds St. Albans, Vermont to its franchise locations. According to a company statement, St. Albans is “a fully equipped facility with cutting-edge windshield repair and replacement tools and technologies. The … Continue reading
Small-Business Owners Say Inflation Has Become a Bigger Problem Than the Labor Shortage
Small-business owners are more pessimistic about the economy than they have been in decades, according to the Small Business Optimism Index released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business. Click here to read more.
Ford Wants Your Car’s Windows to Act as Advanced Microphones
The recently undisclosed United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing shows the American automaker wants car windows to be turned into microphones. Click here to read more.
Kyle Larson Has Very Strong Comments About Bristol Dirt Race
The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion has some very strong words for the upcoming dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson has said that “it’s kind of lame” that NASCAR is not removing the windshields. Click here to read more.
Man Arrested for Breaking Windows of 80 Vehicles at Schaumburg Dealership
Officers found the man, 20, on a sidewalk near the dealership with a blunt metal object, Christenson said. Over 80 vehicles at that dealership had broken windows. It was too early to estimate the value of the damage. Click here … Continue reading
Turkey Crashes Through Windshield, Strikes Truck Driver’s Face
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the truck driver was hauling a load of commercial dog food when she struck a turkey in the roadway. The turkey went through the truck’s windshield and struck the driver’s face. Click here … Continue reading
Maryland Adopts Auto Glass Safety Reg in Accordance with AGRSS Standard
Auto glass safety regulations in accordance with the Automotive Glass Safety Replacement Standard (AGRSS Standard) have been adopted by the State of Maryland. The state regulations were promulgated by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and became effective on March … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens Celebrates SHE Award 2022
Auto Windscreens, which offers windscreen repair and replacement in the United Kingdom, brought home the Safer Logistics Award at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2022. The awards recognize innovation and achievements in health and safety, according to a company … Continue reading
Chinese-owned South Carolina Auto Glass Maker Expands in Upstate, Adds 121 Jobs
Fuyao Glass America Inc. announced in January 2019 that it would build a 182,000 square-foot processing center with light production capabilities, investing $16.1 million and creating 70 jobs. Tuesday’s announcement said the company will add assembly operations to install parts … Continue reading
Police Officers Smash Car Window of Suspected Thieves During Arrest in Calderdale
As the officers approached, the driver attempted to restart the car and reverse away from the scene. However, the officer smashed the window of the car to stop the vehicle from driving off. Click here to read more.
Driver Killed After Loose Tire Crashes Through Windshield on I-95 in Philadelphia
Police say a tire came off a pickup truck that was driving in the northbound lanes. The tire then entered the southbound lanes and struck the passing vehicle. According to police, the tire went through the vehicle’s front windshield, striking the … Continue reading
IndyCar Windshield Saves Driver’s Life as it’s Struck by Debris
Callum Ilott has a lot to be thankful for. The IndyCar driver posted praise on Twitter after video surfaced of the Aeroscreen on his car deflecting debris away from his head at Texas Motor Speedway in March. Click here to read more.
Bear Smashes Through Windshield After Getting Stuck Inside Car
Ashely McGowin awoke early Thursday and noticed that her hazard lights were blinking when she let her dogs outside. She then noticed that a large black bear was inside her vehicle and took video of the strange sight. Click here … Continue reading
When is a Car Dealership Not a Car Dealership? When It Buys Auto Glass Companies
Bill Knight Automotive is a car dealership with Ford dealerships in Tulsa and Stillwater, Okla., Lincoln and Volvo dealerships in Tulsa, and collision repair centers in Tulsa, Stillwater, Broken Arrow, and Owasso, Okla. The company employs more than 320 people … Continue reading
National Day of Glass Presenters Explore Emerging Developments
“Glass is an enabler for modern civilization and scientific discovery.” That’s what John Mauro from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University shared Thursday morning during the National Day of Glass in Washington, D.C. The … Continue reading
ADAS Calibration is Crucial, But What Should it Cost?
A new report by CCC Intelligent Solutions found that the line-item charge for calibrating ADAS devices at a car dealer’s shop ranged from $46 for transporting the vehicle to the dealership to $12,058 for a “dealer sublet and calibration.” Click here … Continue reading
How the Supply Chain Issues, Chip Shortages are Trickling Down to Auto Insurance Rates
New cars, used cars, the prices are up for both which may make you more apt to simply stay with whatever is in your driveway. Here’s the thing, even if you’re not in the market for another car, you’re about … Continue reading
South Carolina Man Jumped On Car, Fired Shots Through Sunroof
Shamauri Raja’Un McCall, 24, of Columbia, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. The charges stem from an incident Dec. 11, 2021, according to deputies. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Hail the Size of Golf Balls Shatters Car Windows in Florida
Central Florida may be getting ready for some storms, but people in Sebring are already cleaning up. Hail the size of golf balls hit the area on Monday. Photos show the damage the hail caused, including smashing out the back … Continue reading
Uniban Canada Hosts New Store Training
Uniban Canada hosted a new store orientation training at its technical training center in Hamilton, Ontario. Uniban, part of the Driven Brands family, provides auto glass repair, replacement and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration services. According to a company … Continue reading
Mainstreet™ Celebrates 40 Years of Software for Auto Glass Industry
Based in Belleville, Mich., Mainstreet was founded in May 1982. For 40 years, the software company has provided for the auto and flat glass industries. Click here to read more.
Fleeing Suspect Rams Utah Police Cars in Pursuit, Smashes Window with Head
Brigham City Police Chief Chad Reyes said the man, identified as 47-year-old Brandon Chappell, tried to hit officers with his vehicle and smashed through the window of an officer’s vehicle — with his head. Click here to read more.
Workers on a Construction Barge Rescue Mother and Baby After Their Car Plunges Into Lake in China
Dramatic footage shows the two men use a digger to hold up the car before smashing through its sunroof and helping the woman and child to safety. The car careened into Taihu Lake on March 29. Click here to read … Continue reading
Windshield of Kerala Bus Cracks During Elephant Encounter
A bus driver’s encounter with a wild elephant in Kerala is gaining traction on social media. The video was shot by one of the passengers on the bus and shows the windshield of the vehicle cracking as the elephant just … Continue reading
Massachusetts Considers Auto Glass Safety Bill
The Massachusetts legislature Joint Committee on Transportation held a hearing on March 9 on legislation that would create state auto glass replacement safety standards. The bill, H. 4445, introduced by Representatives Josh Cutler and Kathleen LaNatra, defines “Aftermarket safety glass … Continue reading
Company with 68 Years of History Closes its Doors in Illinois
Herb’s Glass & Mirror in Elgin, Ill., began as an auto glass shop 68 years ago. Known for the place to go to have windows in classic cars replaced, the business later also replaced windows in historic homes. A message … Continue reading
Group Proud of Effort to Provide Bulletproof Windshields for Patrol Units After Trooper’s Death
On March 26, 2021, Walker was driving southwest on FM 2838 near Mexia, Texas, when he spotted a disabled vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the road. As he pulled up behind the vehicle, the car’s driver exited and fired … Continue reading
Qualcomm Completes Arriver Acquisition to Bulk Up Software Prowess in ADAS
But the acquisition of Veoneer’s Arriver software division positions Qualcomm to compete head-to-head against industry leader Mobileye in the camera-based autonomous driving and vehicle safety technologies market. Click here to read more.
How Inflation Can Affect Car Insurance Rates
The effects of inflation facing companies and consumers alike may also cause your car insurance rates to rise when it is time to renew your policy. Like many other financial obligations, car insurance is an expense that’s facing pressure due … Continue reading
Two Arrested After Dozens of Cars Broken into in Wolcott
Police have arrested two people accused of smashing windows and breaking into over 40 cars in Wolcott. Officials said a man and woman smashed out car windows and stole items from cars in the Wolfs Hill Road, Munson Road and … Continue reading
Bicyclist Hit By Car Gets $3,752 Bill for Car’s Damage
Last July, Vancouver, B.C., resident Ben Bolliger was struck while riding his bicycle by a driver who, he says, ran a stop sign. “My foot was broken, they pulled about 10 pieces of his windshield out of my back, and … Continue reading
Where the Carmakers Stand on Pre- and Post-Scans
What do the carmakers say about pre- and post-calibration scans? While many do not address glass replacement directly, they do have positions on the necessity of performing scans when calibration or recalibration has been performed. Here’s what the manufacturers say, … Continue reading
Carlex Glass Bestows Team Members with President’s Award
Carlex Glass recognized its Aftermarket Replacement Glass (ARG) Team members in March with the company’s President’s Award. “Their exemplary performance over the last 12 months is being recognized,” according to a company statement. The award goes to the company’s division … Continue reading
Register Today and Reap the Rewards at Auto Glass Week™ 2022
Attendees, competitors, and sponsors— register today for Auto Glass Week™ 2022 (AGW). Auto Glass Week 2022 is designed specifically for your personal and business growth, filled with new prizes, hot networking opportunities, and educational development. Register now and benefit from … Continue reading
Will a Cracked Windshield Pass Inspection?
Your windshield is damaged, but perhaps you don’t think getting it repaired or replaced is your top priority. It should be. In addition to being part of the structural integrity of your car, a damaged windshield is unlikely to pass … Continue reading
Gas Prices: ‘We Could See $5 a Gallon’ as Russia-Ukraine War Drags on, Strategist Says
Expect to see the average cost of gasoline hit $5 per gallon by the peak driving season if the Russia-Ukraine conflict isn’t resolved soon, says one strategist. Click here to read more.
Man Rams Cop Cars After Woken Up By Officers Breaking Window
A man was arrested on several charges Thursday night after Portland police said they found him unconscious in a car with a gun on his lap and when they woke him up by breaking a window, he rammed multiple cop … Continue reading
Passenger Throws Items Out of Car Window During Orange County Pursuit
Police pursued a white SUV after reports of a man attempting to steal a car’s catalytic converter. The pursuit continued from Orange County, into Los Angeles County, then back to Orange before ending in San Diego County. Click here to … Continue reading
Miles Driven: December Mileage Shows Decrease from Previous Month in 2021
Americans traveled 11.2% more on roads in December 2021 than in December 2020, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHA) most recent numbers. December 2021 saw 26.9 billion more vehicle miles logged than December 2020. Travel for December 2021 was … Continue reading
NHTSA Launches ADAS Education Campaign
The agency says its research has found many drivers don’t know how even some of the most basic ADAS features work. To help combat that, the NHTSA has overhauled its webpage on ADAS, including a more user-friendly interface. Click here … Continue reading
Tire Business to Host Livestream on ADAS Technology
Tire BusinessEditor Don Detore and longtime automotive service specialist and former tire dealer Pam Oakes will present a free livestream on the topic. Click here to read more.
Video: Three Women Attack Driver, Smash Car Windows in Bell
Shocking video shows a violent attack on a 22-year-old driver in Bell, where three women appear to smash the car’s windows. The victim, a working student, was on her way to pick up her sister Thursday morning when she noticed … Continue reading
Car that Hit Dekaney High School Student left with Heavy Windshield Damage
Spring ISD confirmed with ABC13 that one of its students was hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning while trying to cross the street. Click here to read more.
Undercover Police Officer Injured By Shattered Glass After Vehicle Shot Up in Southwest Philadelphia
Officials say the officer was working undercover at the time. The car the officer was in was struck by a bullet and the shattered glass injured the officer, according to police. Click here to read more.
Hanging By Car Window, Businessman Dragged Over Two Kilometers
In a road rage incident, a 41-year-old businessman, half of his body dangling from the window, was dragged over two kilometers at Vile Parle, after a fight took place between the victim and the accused. Click here to read more.
DuPont Clarifies Supply Chain Challenges
Auto glass adhesive suppliers are not immune to supply chain challenges. “Due to challenging domestic and global market conditions in 2021, supplies of raw materials have been constrained over the past several months causing unprecedented supply chain disruptions that impacted … Continue reading
Go! Glass Ottawa Earns Best Glass Repair Award
Go! Glass, an automotive glass repair and replacement company part of the Driven Brands family, celebrates winning Ottawa’s best glass repair with FACES Magazine 2022 Ottawa Awards for Go! Glass Ottawa. “Like every other industry, we’ve been affected by the … Continue reading
Tesla’s Laser Windshield Patent Gets Published
The United States Patent Office published Tesla’s patent for laser windshield wipers. The patent application describes a five-step process in which the laser wipers begin by detecting debris accumulated on a region of vehicle glass and ends with removing the … Continue reading
2022 Mahindra Scorpio Might Come with Two Different Sunroof Options
The new-generation Mahindra Scorpio is reported to debut in the month of June, which will be followed by its market launch. The SUV’s new model is currently its final testing phase. Click here to read more.
How American Family Insurance is Investing in the Agency Channel
As insurers rethink agent relationships, American Family Insurance is looking ahead, investing in digital tools and solutions that help agencies stay on top of trends and changing customer needs. Click here to read more.
First Responders Remove Windshield to Free East Emory Road Crash Victim
First responders told WVLT News the rescue was not how you’d expect. In the crash, one person’s door was pried open with a pry bar, another was extricated with rescue tools, and the person walked out when first responders removed … Continue reading
Driver Dies, Passenger Rescued Through Back Window
Good Samaritans were able to rescue a male passenger by breaking out the back window of the vehicle. Police say that while the man survived, they suspect the woman died on impact from the crash. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Drivers Left with Destroyed Vehicles After Uninsured Driver Goes Airborne, Plows into Livonia Parking Lot
A driver plowed into a parking lot full of cars and “blew out all the glass” after suffering a medical emergency last week in Livonia. The driver veered into oncoming traffic, hit a beam, and went airborne into the parking … Continue reading
Not Telling a Customer about Calibration Could Cost You $2,500 in Arizona
If the Senate Bill 1410 recently passed in Arizona becomes law, auto glass shops that neglect to tell customers about calibration before they begin a glass replacement would be fined $2,500 —each time. The bill requires that customers be informed … Continue reading
Sudden Search for a New Career Proves Successful for Spouses Who Founded Arizona’s Reliable Glass
Aside from needing a windshield replaced or windows done in their home, neither Lorraine or Greg Tornga had any experience with the glass repair or installation industry. But when the tech bubble burst post-9/11 and left Greg suddenly unemployed, the … Continue reading
Ford Mustang Mach-E Glass Roof Recall Takes Six Months to Reach Europe
In a globalized world, you’d expect globalized products to have the same treatment everywhere at the same time – especially if that involves safety concerns. Click here to read more.
Car Break-ins Expected to Increase as Weather Gets Nicer
If you lock your car doors, roll up your windows and close your sunroof, Berkson says your car will be a less desirable target. Also, don’t leave your valuables in your car or in plain sight. Click here to read … Continue reading
Teen Driver Charged by Kingston Police After Girl Spotted Standing Up Through Sunroof
The 17-year-old driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with failing to wear a seatbelt, speeding and failing to surrender her driver’s license. She was also cautioned about careless driving in regards to the passenger sticking out of the … Continue reading
Boyd Group’s Year-End Report Shows Effects of Automotive Industry Challenges
In the Boyd Group Services Inc.’s fourth-quarter report and year-end report for 2021, president and chief executive officer Tim O’Day says in the first half of last year, the company showed “steady improvement” after the pandemic. The Boyd Group Inc. … Continue reading
Equalizer® Opens New Location
Equalizer Industries Inc. has announced the opening of a new location– in Almelo Netherlands. It will offer support, sales and demonstrations of product line to European customers. The company “is thrilled to see it come to fruition in the Netherlands,” … Continue reading
Glass Dawg Prepares to Open New Windshield Repair Shop
San Antonio-based Glass Dawg is ready to launch its new windshield repair shop branch in Boerne this summer. With top-of-the-line automotive glass services, technicians at Glass Dawg offer auto glass repair and replacement services at flexible rates. Glass Dawg technicians can … Continue reading
Utah County Woman Stopped with ‘Slightly Obstructed’ Windshield
The Utah County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo of the vehicle that was stopped on SR-198. Other than a few inches at the top of the windshield, the 23-year-old driver’s view was fully blocked. Click here to read more.
Grandview Police Investigate Dozens of Car Break-ins
Officers said they have already taken about 40 reports of broken car windows and items missing from vehicles. “I’ve been here well over 30 years, and it’s not something I’ve ever seen,” GPD Detective Sergeant Dean Van Winkle said. Click … Continue reading
Right to Repair Legislation Introduced
Legislation has been introduced in Washington, D.C. to protect the rights of consumers and small businesses to repair vehicles “to make the same tools, parts, and documentation available to owners and independent repair providers.” The legislation would cover a variety of … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens Sponsors BTCC Driver Rick Parfitt Jr.
Rick Parfitt Jr.’s second season in the British Touring Car Championship will be sponsored by Auto Windscreens. The company’s logo will appear above the windscreen and wing mirrors of Parfitt’s Infiniti Q50 under Upton Steel with Team HARD Racing, a … Continue reading
Safelite Auto Glass Will Be the Blue Jackets’ First-Ever Uniform Partner
The Blue Jackets have their uniform partner. In an announcement made Saturday, the team and Safelite Auto Glass announced the first uniform partnership in franchise history. Safelite’s logo will adorn the Blue Jackets’ sweaters beginning in the 2022-23 NHL season. … Continue reading
Bond Reduction Allowed for Man Accused of Shooting Car Windows and Making Threats
This case began when the York Police Department received a report from a York woman that Luna had shot out her car window. According to court documents, when police officers arrived, they could see that a driver’s side rear window … Continue reading
Manchester Drive-By Gunman Caught Shooting Out of Car Window
A gunman was filmed shooting a pistol out of a moving car’s window. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) studied CCTV footage to identify Sean Cowie after reports of a drive-by shooting in the north of the city in January 2021. Click … Continue reading
Driver Crawls Through Windshield to Exit Garbage Truck in Rollover Accident
The ambulance crew was able to remove the windshield of the vehicle and confirm that the driver was not injured. The driver was able to exit the vehicle through the open windshield with assistance from personnel on scene. Click here … Continue reading
Kia Motors America Issues Voluntary Recall for Windshields
Kia Motors America has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is recalling 30,362 vehicles for inadequate bonding of windshields. Kia notified the NHTSA that the windshields of affected 2014-2016 Kia Cadenza vehicles can detach from the … Continue reading
Boyd Group Services Announces Cash Dividend for First Quarter of 2022
Boyd Group Services announced a cash dividend of $0.144 per common share for the first quarter of 2022. The dividend is payable on April 27, 2022 to common shareholders at the close of business March 31, 2022. The Boyd Group … Continue reading
Chinese Companies Confronted with Quandary Over Russian Operations
The U-turn by China’s top ride-hailing app was swift and decisive, reflecting the delicate balancing act Chinese businesses must grapple with concerning their Russian operations. Click here to read more.
Tata Harrier 140 PS Version Modified with Aftermarket Panoramic Sunroof
Tata Harrier is one of the most popular 5-seater SUV in its respective segment. It was initially launched in 2019 and a year after that, Tata introduced the revised Harrier with more features including a much more powerful engine. The … Continue reading
Police Say Rome Man Smashed Car Window
A 37-year-old man is accused of smashing out a vehicle’s rear window on Thursday, according to the Rome Police Department. Click here to read more.
Man Charged After ‘Unprovoked Attack’ Through Car Window
The victim managed to drive away as she was being attacked through the vehicle’s window. The victim was able to avoid serious physical injury. Click here to read more.
Driver Killed After Debris Crashes Through Windshield on I-15
One person has died after debris crashed through the windshield of a car in Weber County. The incident happened near mile marker 339 around 3:10 p.m. Friday. Click here to read more.
Physicists Explain the Mesmerizing Movements of Raindrops on Car Windshields
Raindrops on a moving car’s angled windshield simultaneously experience forces from gravity and from the wind that speeds over the car. The direction that a raindrop moves depends on its size. Click here to read more.
Back to Business: Maine Auto Glass Shop Owner Recovers After COVID-19
Norman and Betty Jo Cash are thankful for the support of their auto glass and Windham, Maine communities. “I had a serious bout with COVID, but I’m doing remarkably well, considering,” says Norman, 53. He and his wife, Betty Jo, … Continue reading
Clear View Auto Glass and Tint Becomes AGSCTM Member Company
Clear View Auto Glass and Tint of Russellville has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming a registered member of the Auto Glass Safety Council. Click here to read more.
Glass Plant Pullout Leaves Locals Drowning in Water Bills
In 2018, the Pittsburgh Glass Works stopped making auto glass at the Creighton plant. This was a blow to a community identity, as glass is part of the area’s DNA. Click here to read more.
Cordele Woman Pulled Through Window of Burning Car by Good Samaritan
Eric Zastawrny spotted a burning car. He’s a safety manager so he had a fire extinguisher with him in his company car. He broke the car window with the fire extinguisher and pulled the driver to safety. Click here to … Continue reading
State Farm Reports Average Auto Hail Claims $5,000
Total Auto and Home insurance claims were $2.5 billion in 2021, down from $3.1 billion in 2020. Auto hail claims totaled $480 million. Click here to read more.
Mets’ Pete Alonso ‘Thankful to be Alive’ After Car Accident, Kicked out Windshield to Escape
New York Mets superstar Pete Alonso was involved in a “brutal” car accident on Sunday. The first baseman, who was driving in Tampa heading to the team’s spring training, said his car flipped over three times. Click here to read … Continue reading
Video Shows Montgomery County Police Officer Rescuing Unconscious Driver from Fiery Car
According to the police department, Sergeant B. Drew busted out the window of a burning car with his flashlight and then pulled an unconscious driver out of the car. Click here to read more.
Belron and AGC Comment on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The war between Russia and Ukraine has put lives — and businesses — on hold. Belron, which owns and operates Safelite AutoGlass and Safelite Solutions in the U.S., operates glass services under Carglass® in one location in Ukraine. In November … Continue reading
New NOVUS Glass Shop Opens in British Columbia
NOVUS Glass North Shore has opened for business in North Shore, British Columbia. It will service North and West Vancouver and the North Shore areas of British Columbia. The new franchise is owned by Armin Ojani and Neil Steenkamp. “We pride … Continue reading
How Acoustic Glass Changes Driving Experience
Glass may be one of the things most taken for granted in cars, but it plays a much greater role than merely allowing us to see where we’re going. Noise insulation is an example, and acoustic glass is something premium … Continue reading
North Bay Auto Shop Grieving After Workplace Fatality
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is investigating after the owner of a North Bay auto shop was killed in a workplace incident earlier this month. The ministry was notified March 3 of a worker’s death at Kelly’s Auto Glass on Cassells … Continue reading
Texas Auto Insurers are Planning Big Rate Hikes in 2022
If you’re a Texas driver who’s insured by one of the larger insurance providers, odds are your bills could be going up this year. Insurance companies plan to hike rates in 2022, and some companies are raising rates by more … Continue reading
Woman Found Dead at Flagg Park Trailhead in Boulder County
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman at the Flagg Park trailhead in Boulder County. The Boulder County Communications Center got a call just after 8 a.m. Saturday on reports of a woman “in a … Continue reading
PGW Auto Glass Sold to One Firm Equity Partners
PGW Glass is being sold by its owner, LKQ Corporation, to One Firm Equity Partners (OEP). PGW Auto Glass distributes aftermarket glass in 113 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and is headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa. Closure of the … Continue reading
Autoglass® Commits to Sustainability
One of the United Kingdom’s largest retailers, Autoglass®, is implementing sustainability initiatives in 2022 to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. The COP26 climate summit in 2021 encouraged fleet-owning businesses to commit to a fully zero-emission fleet by 2030, a company … Continue reading
How an Alabama Woman Invented the Windshield Wiper
The unsung hero of any vehicle is probably the windshield wiper. It’s not the first feature anyone sees when admiring a car. It doesn’t help the car speed up when a driver wants to be fast and furious, nor does … Continue reading
Arizona Auto Insurance Rates Climb as Driving Rebounds from Pandemic
After giving customers premium credits and refunds in 2020 as people stayed home and insurance claims plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, auto insurers are raising rates to help cover higher claims costs driven by increased driving, higher repair costs … Continue reading
Colwood Woman Reeling After Pickaxe-Wielding Vandal Smashes Car Windshield
A Colwood mother and her family are still reeling after an alleged pickaxe-wielding vandal was chased out of the area after wreaking havoc. At around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Tami Brown heard noises coming from outside. Click here to read … Continue reading
Nanaimo Man Knocked Unconscious by Egg Thrown Out Car Window
The victim and his friends were standing near a bus stop at 10:45 a.m. when a vehicle drove past and an object was thrown from a side passenger window. After he fell over unconscious, they realized that the object thrown … Continue reading
UniGlassPlus Franchisees Awarded by International Franchise Association
Claire Lamarche and Jean-Francois Joyal, owners of UniGlassPlus/Ziebart Carleton Place in Carleton Place, ON, are Franchisees of the Year. The two were honored at the International Franchise Association (IFA) 62nd Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif., “for being an outstanding … Continue reading
U.S. Issues New Safety Rule Governing Driverless Vehicles
NHTSA said it hopes the final rule “provides regulatory certainty that, despite their innovative designs, vehicles with ADS technology must continue to provide the same high levels of occupant protection that current passenger vehicles provide.” Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Digital Radar on a Chip Speeds Autonomous Vehicle Adoption
Radar was late to the game in autonomous vehicles, early developers of which preferred lidar and visual camera sensing suites. But radar has distinct advantages. For one, it’s a fantastic sensor for collision avoidance, particularly when used in concert with … Continue reading
Auto Insurance Rates are Rising Sharply in Illinois as Drivers Hit the Road and Repair Costs Skyrocket
Citing everything from labor shortages to supply chain issues, several major auto insurance companies have implemented sharp rate increases that could add upward of $100 to annual premiums for Illinois drivers navigating the waning pandemic landscape. Click here to read … Continue reading
Rear-end Crash on I-5 Causes Trailer Load to Puncture Windshield
A driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a crash near milepost 74.5 on Interstate 5 caused items on a trailer to puncture the windshield of the car behind. Click here to read more.
Quebec Driver Injured, Windshield Smashed by Flying Ice
Last week, a 55-year-old driver from Québec suffered injuries after a stray piece of ice flew off an oncoming vehicle and smashed through her windshield. Despite suffering facial injuries, the woman was able to stop her vehicle at the side … Continue reading
Hundreds of Sunroofs Spontaneously Exploding
The next time you’re driving, the danger on the road could be right over your head. WESH 2 Investigates has been looking into cases of exploding sunroofs, and spoke exclusively to a Florida man who feels lucky the incident didn’t … Continue reading
Missouri Collision Shop Sues for $10 Million in ‘Steering’ Lawsuit
In Collision Company v. State Farm, Brad Buck seeks $10 million from the auto insurance company for allegedly aggressively steering business away from his Kirksville, Miss., collision repair shop. The lawsuit also names the Missouri director of insurance and three … Continue reading
National Windscreens Prepares to Launch First Super Centre in Slough, UK
National Windscreens’ first super centre is scheduled to open in Slough, United Kingdom in April. It will showcase a series of new initiatives on continual improvement of customer experience and adapting to rapid changes in the automotive market, a company … Continue reading
Projected New Vehicle Sales Continue to Decrease from 2021
J.D. Power and LMC Automotive have forecasted a decline in new-vehicle retail sales for February 2022, compared to February 2021. Retail sales for last month are expected to reach 922,100 units, a decrease of 5.7% from February of last year, … Continue reading
Driver Injured After Himalayan Salt Rock Thrown Through Car Window in Victoria
The Victoria Police Department received a report about a brick being thrown through a vehicle’s window, but after attending the scene, learned that a suspect actually threw a Himalayan salt rock. The rock shattered the car’s window before striking the … Continue reading
Springs Driver Cited After Failing to Scrape Ice off Windshield, Crashing
No one was injured, but the driver was cited for obstructed view. Police told 11 News the driver was trying to make a turn and the frost on the windshield blocked his view. Click here to read more.
Caught on Camera, Man Jumps on Woman’s Car and Breaks Windshield in Alleged Road Rage Incident
Road rage is an issue happening all too often on our Houston highways. Brittnay Wilson said a man recently followed her on I-10 for miles and later broke her front windshield. Now, she wants that man to be held accountable … Continue reading
Arizona Senate Passes Auto Glass Bill with $2,500 Penalty Per Violation
The Arizona Senate unanimously passed SB 1410 as introduced by State Commerce Committee Chair J.D. Mesnard. SB 1410 specifies requirements for an auto glass repair or replacement facility that conducts glass repair, replacement or recalibration on a vehicle that is … Continue reading
Alexander Man Honored for Heroism After Pulling Four Through Sunroof of Burning Car
An Alexander man has been honored with a national award after placing himself in danger to pull two women and two children from a burning vehicle last year. Click here to read more.
Tesla Laser Technology Puts an End to Traditional Windshield Wipers
With all that the automobile has advanced in just a century and a half, there are elements that have undergone significant changes. From, for example, the propellants themselves, the energy systems, the starter, the batteries, or the technology itself of … Continue reading
How to Choose the Best Exterior Windshield Cover
If you are one of the many vehicle owners not presently using a car windshield cover, it may be time to consider it. A car windshield cover is quickly becoming one of the most-used vehicle protection accessories, as windshield replacement … Continue reading
Video: Concrete Chunk Shoots Through Windshield Inches From Driver’s Head
A truck driver narrowly avoided death after a chunk of concrete flew through his windshield and into his bunk in this scary video. In the video, a fellow driver inadvertently kicks up a chunk of concrete broken off the roadway and … Continue reading
The Cost of Calibration, Part 5: South Gulf
GlassBYTEs.com’s series discussing the cost of calibration in different U.S. regions concludes this week with the South Gulf area, which includes Texas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas. Thirty year-old Venable Glass Services operates locations in Brandon and … Continue reading
Liberty Mutual Insurance Completes Acquisition of State Auto Group
Through the mutual transaction and merger, originally announced in July, Liberty Mutual adds $2.3 billion in premium and becomes the second-largest carrier in the independent agent channel. Click here to read more.
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Cut Auto Production by Millions of Vehicles in 2022
Local Russian production is expected to feel the greatest near-term impact as companies suspend operations. But, officials say, the longer the war continues, the higher the risk of ripple effects across the automotive industry. Click here to read more.
FMCSA Expands Windshield Area for Vehicle Safety Technology
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final rule in the Federal Register on Monday, March 7, that will streamline the process. The rule, which will take effect May 6, was prompted by a petition from Daimler Trucks North America. … Continue reading
Intel’s Mobileye Unit Files for IPO at Reported More Than $50 Billion Value
Mobileye’s initial public offering is scheduled for the middle of 2022. Mobileye develops chips and other technology that automakers use to build Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Click here to read more.
As Prices Top $4 a Gallon, Should You Consider an Electric Vehicle?
Not only are electric-vehicle sticker prices higher on average than comparable cars and SUVs with traditional internal-combustion engines (ICE), the cost to insure an EV outruns its gasoline-guzzling cousins. Click here to read more.
Bywater Restaurant Pushes for Crime Cameras Following Continued Car Break-ins
Making a final pass through after a busy brunch shift, Elizabeth’s general manager, Nelwyn Fainwater says she’s thankful because this weekend, no one found a pile of glass next to their broken car window. Click here to read more.
Man Charged After Police Officer Assaulted and Car Window Smashed at a Nottingham Mosque
A police officer was kicked in the leg while carrying out an arrest at the Islamic Centre, in Curzon Street, Nottingham city centre. Police were called to the scene after receiving reports that a man had smashed a window of … Continue reading
In Time of War: Auto Glass Industry Not Immune to What’s Happening in Ukraine
Is there still an auto glass industry in Ukraine? The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has affected not only the auto glass industry there but also in the United States. Abtockᴫo Pem lives and owns an auto glass shop in … Continue reading
REHAU Group Suspends Operations in Russia
As a company that operates in Ukraine, as well as in Russia and Belarus, REHAU Group has announced that it has “suspended … operations in Russia and Belarus until further notice.” In a company press release issued on Monday, March … Continue reading
North Bay Auto Shop Incident Under Investigation
North Bay Police officers and fire crews were called to an auto shop on Cassells Street Friday afternoon. Police officers taped off the garage at Kelly’s Auto Glass sometime before 4:30 p.m. Click here to read more.
Release Your Rage at All Out Rampage ‘Rage Room’ in Cedar Rapids
Roy Green thinks about the things that really bug people, and provides a space for trashing cell phones, computers, and, someday, maybe a car. Click here to read more.
Renesas Automotive Semiconductors Selected by Honda for ADAS
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the expansion of its collaboration with Honda in the field of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Click here to read more.
2022 Kia Seltos Facelift Spied with ADAS
Like previous spy images, critical components of the exterior design have been hidden under camouflage in the latest pictures. If you look closely, the front spy image of new Seltos shows that it has an ADAS RADAR module in the … Continue reading
Driver Hurt When Ice Crashes Through Windshield on Western Quebec Highway
A 55-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when a piece of ice flew off an oncoming vehicle and smashed through her windshield in western Quebec. Police say investigators believe a piece of ice broke off an oncoming vehicle, possibly a pickup … Continue reading
Frightening Moment an Enormous Spider Runs Across the Windscreen While Teenager Places Order at Drive-Thru
Two women got the fright of their life when they encountered a big spider on their car windscreen. Waitress Saige Rushton, 18, and her mother were at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Laverton, Victoria, when they were confronted with the giant huntsman. … Continue reading
The Cost of Calibration, Part 4: North Central
GlassBYTEs.com’s series discussing the cost of calibration in different U.S. regions continues this week with the North Central area. John and Beth Earl own Earl’s Auto Glass in Cozad, Neb. “I would agree with that,” Beth Earl says of the … Continue reading
Car Insurance Rates ‘Aren’t Skyrocketing’ Despite 4% Annual Inflation
With inflation surging at the fastest pace in 40 years, consumers are feeling the pressure of higher prices behind the wheel. Motor vehicle insurance premiums rose 4% annually in January, which is slightly lower than the overall inflation rate of … Continue reading
Can You Legally Break a Car Window to Rescue a Dog in New York?
If you see a dog in a car that is not running and it’s either too cold or too hot, can you save the animal by breaking the window? The Animal Legal Defense Fund explains the legality of the situation. … Continue reading
Repairing, Replacing and … Tinting?
What’s your latest money multiplier? For Gilbert Quesada, owner of All Star Glass in Bosque Farms, N.M., repeat customers are facilitated and funneled with window film. “A customer will schedule a windshield replacement, and see all of my film and … Continue reading
2022 Peugeot 3008 GT Sport AWD Plug-In Hybrid Pricing and Features
One of the first electrified models from the French brand, the Peugeot 308 PHEV launches with a long list of standard features, including a dual-pane electric sunroof. Click here to read more.
Fisker’s Ocean SUV Rolls Back Every Window at Once for that California Feeling
Fisker Inc. debuted its Ocean SUV vehicle to the European market at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, revealing pricing for the all-electric vehicle ahead of its November release. The Fisker Ocean SUV also has the option for a solar … Continue reading
What are the Black Dots on My Car’s Windshield For?
Have you ever wondered what those little black dots on your car’s windshield are? You know, the black dots on car windows found around the edges and often surrounding the rearview mirror? These dots on your windshield are quite important … Continue reading
‘Really Frightening:’ Couple Thankful to be OK After Flying Sheet of Ice Shatters Windshields on I-93 in Stoneham
State police are urging motorists to clear snow off their cars after a large sheet of ice flew off the top of a tractor-trailer and slammed through the windshield of a vehicle traveling on Interstate 93 in Stoneham on Monday … Continue reading
BB Hits Valley Woman’s Windshield in Scottsdale
The windshield of a woman driving home in Scottsdale last week was hit by a BB. The woman was not hurt but the damage totaled more than $1,000. Click here to read more.
On the Up and Up: Auto Glass Shops Struggle with Rising Costs
As the costs of auto glass materials rise steadily each month, how are auto glass shops making up for the difference in their reduced profit levels? The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Producer Price Index data for January 2022 revealed … Continue reading
Safelite Solutions Assumes Management of Plymouth Rock and Pilgrim
Effective March 1, Safelite Solutions will manage the glass programs of Plymouth Rock and Pilgrim, formerly managed by LYNX. In an email to LYNX service participants, LYNX states that the company will retain connectivity during the transition to maintain coverage … Continue reading
Lincoln Garage Owner Bucks Trend, Prides Herself on Showing She Knows What She’s Talking About
Delta Nelson’s entire life has been rooted in the auto industry, so it only made sense when she decided to open The Mechanix Garage nearly a year and a half ago. After high school, she co-owned a local auto glass … Continue reading
Rising Road Accidents to Fuel the Highway Driving Assist Market
The global highway driving assist market is expected to grow at a stupendous pace, thanks to Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology. Lately, due to huge urban populace and road traffics, there has been surge in the number of road accidents. … Continue reading
Man Charged After Ukraine Flag Ripped from Vehicle, Window Smashed in Vaughan
A 32-year-old man has been charged after a window was smashed and a Ukraine flag was ripped off a Ukrainian-Canadian family’s vehicle in York Region on Sunday in what police say is a “potential hate-motivated incident” in Vaughan. Click here to … Continue reading
Ice Flies off Truck, Shatters Windshield and Maine Law Offers No Help
Marsha Garland and her mother were heading to Walmart in Sanford, traveling north in her Toyota Corolla on Route 109, when shards of ice struck their windshield, turning it into a dense spider web of cracks. The impact created a … Continue reading
Police Say No One was Hurt After Ice Flew Off a Commercial Vehicle and Shattered Windshield
Niagara police are reminding drivers to clear snow off their cars before hitting the road after a chunk of ice smashed through a windshield on the QEW. A photo shared on Twitter by the OPP Highway Safety Division Sunday afternoon … Continue reading
Car Damaged in Manhattan After Charcoal Grill Thrown Through Back Window
A car was damaged after a charcoal grill was thrown through its back windshield over the weekend in Manhattan, authorities said. Riley County police filed a report for criminal damage to property in the incident. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
A New Resin is Coming to Town
The question of whether or not windshield breaks can be repaired in the camera sweep area of vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) may soon be answered with a “yes.” NOVUS Glass Inc. is awaiting a patent of a … Continue reading
Toyota Suspends Domestic Factory Operations After Suspected Cyberattack
Toyota Motor Corp. said it will suspend domestic factory operations on Tuesday, losing around 13,000 cars of output, after a supplier of plastic parts and electronic components was hit by a suspected cyberattack. No information was immediately available about who was … Continue reading
Ranks of Top Safety Pick+ Winners Swell as Automakers Improve Headlights
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is recognizing 65 models with the 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, as improved headlight offerings boost more vehicles into the top tier. Another 36 models earn the lower-tier TOP SAFETY PICK award for a total of 101 … Continue reading
Driver Assistance Systems to Become Standard, Say Experts
According to data from Goldman Sachs, 90% of new cars in the next decade will be equipped with ADAS. That means ADAS features might become standard in various vehicles before EVs become widely popular and that there will be rapid … Continue reading
How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Windshield?
A broken or cracked windshield is one of the most common vehicle repair problems motorists face. According to Insurance Journal, 30% of all automotive insurance claims are windshield-related. Approximately 14 million windshields are replaced in America each year. Drive long … Continue reading
Falling Tree Hits Windshield and Impales Mother Driving Daughter to Get Ice Cream in Virginia
A Virginia driver en route to get ice cream with her daughter was seriously hurt when a tree fell across the car and a limb shot through the windshield into her abdomen. It happened Saturday, Feb. 19, as she was … Continue reading
Ice Flies off SUV, into South County Woman’s Windshield
A South County woman shared her scary experience with NBC 10 News when ice smashed into her windshield while she was driving this weekend. Laura Stebbins said she was driving down South County Trail along Route 2 near the Charlestown … Continue reading
Driver Escapes Through Sunroof After He Mistakenly Reverses Audi RS6 into River
The driver of a new Audi RS6 Avant managed to escape through the sunroof of his vehicle after he accidentally drove it into the Neckar River in the German town of Gundelsheim on February 13. The 37-year-old owner, who was able … Continue reading
Here’s What Happens to Your Panoramic Sunroof in a Rollover Crash
Consumer Reports found that crash tests conducted by government agencies have shown that a sunroof is insignificant when it comes to evaluating the overall strength of a roof. Click here to read more.
Police Investigate After Windows in Five Cars Smashed Outside Chicago Sports Bar
What began as hours of fun came to a destructive end for patrons of a sports bar in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Saturday night. Click here to read more.
Man Caught on Camera Shattering Car Window During Suspected Road Rage Incident in Dartmouth
A man was caught on camera shattering a car window during a suspected road rage incident in Dartmouth. Police released a video that appeared to show a man yelling at someone inside a vehicle before he punched the window, shattering … Continue reading
Man Drives Two Miles with Fatal Hit-and-Run Victim on Windshield
A driver in New York struck and killed a pedestrian who stayed on the vehicle’s windshield for two miles, police have said. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said the victim, an Amazon contractor, had been assisting an employee whose vehicle … Continue reading
Autonomous Vehicle Testing Goes Live on London Streets
Through a combination of test simulation, end-user experience research and real-world trials, ServCity will inform how cities can exploit the potential of future mobility solutions and accelerate their deployment. Click here to read more.
Man Hit by Vehicle with Iced-Over Windshield in Midtown
Tulsa police say a man was scraping ice off of his pickup’s windshield when he was hit by a gray SUV. The driver had an iced-over windshield and didn’t see him. Click here to read more.
Weymouth Man Recalls Frightening Moment Tree Crashed Through Windshield
A Weymouth man says he’s lucky to be alive after a rotted tree snapped and crashed through his windshield as whipping winds moved through the Bay State. Click here to read more.
Fire Aboard Car Carrier in Atlantic May Finally be Burning Out
The fire onboard the large car-carrying cargo ship Felicity Ace could soon be extinguished because there might not be anything left to burn. The 656 foot-long Felicity Ace roll-on/roll-off car-carrying ship caught fire in the North Atlantic last Wednesday as … Continue reading
Man Accused of Firing Shots into Vehicle Windshield After Argument
Kentucky State Police said an 87-year-old man has been charged in Greenup County after he fired three rounds into the windshield of a vehicle following an argument with another man. Click here to read more.
Man Hit with Chain Through Car Window After Stopping at Traffic Lights in Begbroke
A man has been hit with a chain through his car window while he was stopped for a red traffic light in Begbroke. Police are appealing for witnesses after the assault, which took place at around 4:50 p.m. on February … Continue reading
The Cost of Calibration, Part 3: South Atlantic
In part 3 of our look at the cost of calibration in the U.S., we go to the South Atlantic. In the automotive industry since 2004, Kris Griffin founded Calibrators of the Carolinas in 2019 in the Charlotte metro area … Continue reading
AGC Plans to Close its Fleurus Plant in Belgium
AGC Automotive Belgium informed its works council on February 9 of its intention to close the site. The plant currently employs 187 workers. Solutions will be studied to minimize the social impact. AGC Automotive Belgium is part of the South … Continue reading
Information on Advanced Features is Less Likely to Reach Used Car Buyers
Advanced driver assistance features can only make driving safer if drivers trust them enough to use them, and that trust appears likely to wane as vehicles move into the secondhand market, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway … Continue reading
‘He was Real Pushy:’ ‘Free’ Windshield Offers Can Trigger Lawsuits and Higher Premiums
Action 9 exposes some “free” car windshield offers that can trigger lawsuits and higher car insurance premiums. Pat Carosone of Orlando said he felt like a winner when he answered a random phone call. Click here to read more.
Electric Bicyclist Smashes Car Window During Road Rage Incident
They encountered the rider at the junction with Old Rough Lane, Gemma saying she had to slam on her brakes as he bolted out in front of her. But despite his lucky escape he then stopped in front of her … Continue reading
Twenty Car Break-ins Reported at Atlanta Apartment Complex
Police discovered 20 vehicles that had window damage. They said they spoke with three victims who reported items missing. Residents say the complex is populated by seniors on fixed incomes. Atlanta City Council promises to pay the cost of half … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens Appointed Preferred Supplier for Brightside
United Kingdom insurance broker Brightside has appointed Auto Windscreens a preferred provider for auto glass repair, replacement and ADAS calibration. Auto Windscreens maintains auto service centres across the United Kingdom, as well as mobile units. “We’re proud to be working … Continue reading
Oklahoma Auto Shops Struggle with Increased Demand, Supply Chain Issues
The threat of more winter storms is a cause for concern from auto body shops across the metro. They say hailstorms in Norman last year, plus supply chain issues, have caused a major backlog at garages across Oklahoma. Click here to read … Continue reading
Officer Honored for Charging into Swamp, Breaking Vehicle Window to Save Man’s Life
A Michigan conservation officer who was in the right place at the right time – and quickly jumped into action – was honored last week for saving a man’s life. Click here to read more.
Trucking Company Investigating Claims Flying Coal Damaging Windshields in Northern Valley
Drivers in North Dakota’s northern valley are calling it a matter of life and death. Debris flying off trucks. A lot of the complaints have come from drivers who are traveling along Highway 81 between Grafton and Manvel. Click here … Continue reading
Calibration Legislation Under Review in Several States
Several state legislatures are currently reviewing legislative proposals regarding Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and calibration that are very similar to a law that Utah enacted over 2021 and 2022. The bills require auto glass service companies to perform calibrations … Continue reading
County Leaders Advocate Reduced Roadway Injuries and Fatalities
Montgomery County Council Vice President Evan Glass held a rally event on Saturday highlighting the importance of “Vision Zero” programs to reduce roadway injuries and fatalities. The event was held just blocks away from the spot where Luz Marina Roa … Continue reading
Use of AI in the Automotive Industry
AI has emerged as the potent transformation driver of all industries in this contemporary technology-driven world, especially the automotive industry. It now influences how automotive companies manufacture, choose and drive vehicles. Click here to read more.
College Student Says Recent Repairs by City of Houston Caused Tree to Fall, Crush Her Car
The large tree landed on the car roof smashing out nearly all the car windows. A tree branch also pierced a hole in the windshield of the passenger side. Click here to read more.
Windshield Cracks May Expose Bigger Issues
My 1998 Toyota Camry developed windshield cracks at the upper corners recently. They grew longer, so I took it to a national chain for a windshield replacement. They looked at it and said they wouldn’t replace the windshield until the … Continue reading
Area Police Warn Residents of National Theft Ring Targeting Local Gyms
A nationwide theft ring recently targeted gyms in our area and police said this was a well-organized crime spree. Thieves smashed car windows and stole valuables. Click here to read more.
Man in Car Shot by Gunman Firing From Sunroof on Bronx Expressway
A man was shot on the Bronx’s Major Deegan Expressway early Friday by a passing driver who fired shots from his sunroof, police said. The victim was the passenger in a car cruising down the southbound lanes of the expressway, … Continue reading
Runaway Tire Crashes into Windshield of Spring Township Police Cruiser
Officers were monitoring traffic while parked on the median at the 1300 block of Zion Road when the rear driver-side wheel and tire broke loose from a pickup truck traveling westbound, according to a post of the department’s Facebook page. … Continue reading
Valley Woman Escapes Without Serious Injury After Flying Shovel Pierces Windshield of SUV
Most drivers know objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. But, this object approached pretty quickly! A rogue shovel hit Cheryl Mielnicki’s windshield. Click here to read more.
The Windshield Phenomenon: Why You See Fewer Bugs Splattering Cars Today
If you’ve been a driver for a few decades, you may have noticed that the remains of unlucky flies, moths, and beetles don’t end up on windshields as often as they once did. You may even be grateful that your … Continue reading
The Cost of Calibration, Part 2: the West
In part 2 of our five-part series on the cost of calibration across the U.S., we look at the perspective of shops out west. Rick Valentine owns Intermountain Auto Glass in Boise, Idaho, where set pricing is in place for … Continue reading
Sheets of Flying Ice Leading to Surge in Windshield Repairs
The phone at Mr. Windshield Auto Glass on Western Avenue has been ringing off the hook this week. “I haven’t stopped,” said Suzy Rocheleau, a customer service representative. “I haven’t even caught my breath.” Click here to read more.
Increased Car Break-ins Overwhelm Repair Shops
As car break-ins become a growing crime trend in Memphis, the problem is proving to be not only an invasion of privacy but also a major inconvenience. WREG has reported dozens of car break-ins and vandalisms over the last few … Continue reading
Windshield Does Double Duty as Monitor
The experiment is a monitor that replaces the windshield of a machine. In its CES exhibit, the company showed the idea on a mini-excavator. What might that mean for the operator? Every farmer knows that you want information right where … Continue reading
Ferrari Reinvents the Windshield Wiper
The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is sleek, hugging the road in a way that instantly connotes speed the moment you see it, whether it’s flying down the main straight of a racetrack or sitting still for a photo shoot. But could … Continue reading
LeddarTech Raises $140 Million to Develop Autonomous Driving Technology
The investment will accelerate the development and commercialization of LeddarTech solutions. In addition, LeddarTech will use the funds to augment engineering resources to meet the demands from global OEM and Tier 1-2 automotive customers. Click here to read more.
Man Faces 130 Charges of Mischief to Property After Car Windows Smashed
Winnipeg police have charged a 22-year-old man with 130 charges of mischief to property after rows of cars in St. James and Fort Garry had their windows smashed. From December 2021 to February 2022, police received dozens of similar reports about damaged cars in … Continue reading
Tesla Recalls Nearly 27,000 Vehicles for Faulty Windshield Defrosting
Tesla is recalling some 2021-2022 Model 3, Model S, Model X and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles after tests determined that the cabin heating system can fail if temperatures are below 14 degrees Fahrenheit. This can cause the windshields in these … Continue reading
How Does a Car HUD Work?
The heads-up display (HUD) is a safety system designed to keep you from taking your eyes off the road by projecting data on your windshield. This way, you don’t have to look down to check information about your trip or … Continue reading
‘Not Again:’ West End Residents Frustrated with Uptick in Car Vandalism, Smashed Windows
Several West End residents are frustrated after being targeted multiple times for vandalism to their vehicles. Louis Tome got some unpleasant news Saturday night about his car windows being smashed. Click here to read more.
Family Urges Caution After Flying Ice Shatters Windshield on Interstate in Ohio
A Warren County family is urging drivers to remove hazards from their vehicles before heading out on the roads. Joey and Bella Kleinow were driving on I-71 near South Lebanon on Saturday night when a large slab of ice flew … Continue reading
Man Caught Hanging Out of Sunroof ‘Wanted to be TikTok Famous’
The passenger was apparently ‘hoping to become TikTok famous’ by recording himself hanging out of the sunroof. It seems the fun was cut a little short after police saw the events unfold in an unmarked police car. Click here to … Continue reading
The Cost of Calibration, Part 1: the Northeast U.S.
As technology advances in automobiles, the necessity for calibrating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) after repair or replacement of a windshield is growing. But, who should pay for calibration? In a five-part series, glassBYTEs.com explores the cost in different regions … Continue reading
Video Captures Harrowing Moments of Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy Saving Dog From Burning Car
Police body camera footage released on Thursday by a Colorado county sheriff’s department shows the harrowing moments of a local deputy rescuing a trapped dog from a burning car. Click here to read more.
‘I was Incredibly Scared:’ Belchertown Man’s Windshield Smashed by Ice that Fell off Target Truck
Belchertown resident Joshua Bronson was driving to work on Interstate 91 Saturday when a chunk of ice flew off a Target truck in front of his car and smashed into his windshield, shattering the glass. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
State Police Respond to Two Incidents of Ice Shattering Drivers’ Windshields
Indiana State Police is reminding drivers to remove ice and snow from their vehicles after reports of two incidents Sunday. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles shared a photo on his Facebook page and said a large sheet of ice came off a vehicle … Continue reading
NOVUS Remains on Franchise 500 list for 2021
NOVUS Glass has made the Franchise 500 list for 2021. At number 101, up from number 140 in 2020, the company has 2,013 franchises worldwide. Founded in 1972, NOVUS was founded after Dr. Frank Werner replaced three windshields with small … Continue reading
Allscreens Nationwide Opens Three New Sites in UK
Windscreen repair and replacement business Allscreens Nationwide has opened three new branches in the west of the UK, as part of its continuing expansion. The new sites are located in Stoke, Exeter and Avonmouth. Click here to read more.
This is Not a Self-Driving Car
The way we talk about cars and driving is changing — faster than most people can really keep up. Which is why we need to be periodically reminded that just because a car brakes by itself, makes automatic lane changes, … Continue reading
Sentencing Announced for Man Who Admitted to Stabbing Woman Through Car Window
The victim stopped and a witness reported Jones broke the driver’s side window before stabbing the victim in the arm. Brett William James Jones was sentenced to 33 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. … Continue reading
Cranbrook Woman Lucky to Be Alive After Rock Flies Through Windshield, Exits Back Window
Chelsea Cross says she is lucky to be alive after a harrowing incident last week, when a large rock flew out of the back of a pickup truck and into her front windshield on the highway near Cranbrook. Click here … Continue reading
Windshields Smashed by Flying Snow, Ice in New Hampshire
New Hampshire State Police troopers responded to more than 20 calls involving vehicles struck by flying ice and snow on Saturday. The vehicles were struck after drivers failed to remove the layer of ice that formed during the storm Friday. … Continue reading
AGSC Offers AGRSS Standard Draft for Review and Comment
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) is releasing a review draft of its updated Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard ™ (AGRSS) before it goes to the American National Standards Institute Inc. (ANSI) for final approval. The standard addresses six areas … Continue reading →