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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

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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

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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.  

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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.  

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  

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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

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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.  

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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

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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

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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.

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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.  

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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

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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.  

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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

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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.  

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Apple Has Created a Smart Sunroof That Lets You Decide How Much Light You Want Inside

Most recently, the iPhone maker has patented a new sunroof design whose purpose would be to make it possible for drivers to decide just how much light they want inside. Click here to read more.  

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Mobileye Unveils Deals with VW, Ford, Geely on Applications for Driver Assist Tech

The VW partnership on mapping technology marks the first global application of Mobileye’s “swarm data,” which essentially uses crowd-sourced information from fleets to provide more up-to-date, detailed mapping. Mobileye said VW will use the technology on Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat … Continue reading

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How ‘Feature Bloat’ is Driving the Chip Shortage

What if the auto industry’s best solution to the chip shortage was not simply making more chips? Suppose we instead got a handle on what might be called “feature bloat” — the tendency, fueled by sales competition, to slather new … Continue reading

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BMW Works on Color Changing Technology

Video: Check out BMW’s technology in the works now for changing car color at the touch of a button. Click here to watch the video.

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The Auto Stars of CES 2022 were Inside the Cars

This year, we’ve had a shorter and more compact version of CES. There are fewer brands on the floor and even fewer visitors. Despite this, we’ve still seen auto manufacturers wowing us with high-tech concepts and creative artistry. Click here … Continue reading

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