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Insurance Industry Faces Big Job Losses

The U.S. insurance industry witnessed significant layoffs in 2023, with property and casualty (P&C) carriers carrying out most of these employment cuts. According to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis, the P&C sector saw a reduction of at least 6,800 … Continue reading

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Glass Logic Acquires GlassComp

Having the desire to add more “glass” to its inventory, Glass Logic, a point-of-sale software provider based in Central Illinois, recently acquired the assets of Illinois-based GlassComp, a long-term EDI provider for the auto glass retail industry. The move allows … Continue reading

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Police Seek Driver Following ‘Horrendous’ Deadly Hit-and-Run

A 74-year-old Stamford, Conn., woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Stamford on November 21. The crash caused heavy damage to the vehicle’s windshield and horrendous injuries to the pedestrian. “There is no way that the operator of the … Continue reading

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At Least It Wasn’t a Deer

A loose horse in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., was hit by a car and landed on the vehicle’s windshield and part of its roof. Read the full story on The Advocate.

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Florida Students Charged After Cough Drop Shot at School Bus Windshield

Hernando County, Fla., deputies say one of the boys brought a slingshot on board the school bus. He allegedly passed the slingshot to another student on the bus, who used it to launch a cough drop toward the windshield of … Continue reading

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Out-of-State Auto Glass Shops and Lawyers Exploit Loopholes in Florida Law

Out-of-state “harvesters” offer free windshield replacements. Once the customer signs a work order and the repair is completed, they send an exorbitant bill to insurers, who either deny the claim or deeply discount it. Lawyers then sue the insurance company … Continue reading

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How Will Self-Driving Cars Be Insured in the Future?

Melba Kurman, one of the authors of “Driverless,” believes that innovation in autonomous vehicle technology outpaces the ability of the auto insurance industry to keep up. Kurman’s book offers a comprehensive introduction to self-driving cars. She says liability is one … Continue reading

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The Importance of ADAS Calibrations

Proper calibration guarantees that the ADAS system will accurately detect and respond to potential hazards on the road. Calibration ensures that the vehicle’s safety features, such as collision avoidance and lane keeping, function properly. Read more on BrakeAndFrontEnd.com.

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Shortage of ADAS-Trained Techs a ‘Matter of Life and Death’

A report by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) says that while 44% of U.K. cars will have Level 2 autonomy by 2030, the vehicle repair industry needs more than 51,000 qualified technicians to meet the demand. The industry … Continue reading

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Plastic Wrap for Windshield Nets Traffic Ticket

Ontario Provincial Police in Grenville, Ont., stopped a driver whose vehicle looked more like a bowl of leftovers in the fridge than a proper car. “If you have ever asked yourself if plastic wrap would make a suitable windshield replacement, … Continue reading

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Plane Takes Off Without Windows

A plane with two window glasses missing took off from U.K.’s Stansted airport. The issue was discovered when the flight reached an altitude of 14,500 feet. Watch a news report on YouTube

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Some Nissan Replacement Windshields Bear the Wrong Maker Code

Nissan North America notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that approximately 1,934 replacement windshields installed in Nissan automobiles between April 2000 and April 2012 bore the incorrect manufacturer certification code. The carmaker says in April 2000, the glass manufacturer, … Continue reading

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FAA Issues Airplane Windshield Heater Warning

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an Airworthiness Directive to Honda Aircraft Co. regarding faulty windshield heater mechanisms in one model of Honda airplanes. The FAA directed the manufacturer to revise the airplane flight manual and quick reference handbook for Honda … Continue reading

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UK Bill Makes Automakers Legally Liable for Self-driving Car Wrecks

The British government’s potential regulations for self-driving vehicles make automakers, rather than car owners, legally liable for automobile wrecks. King Charles told Parliament the government would introduce an Automated Vehicles Bill in the coming parliamentary session. The legislation establishes fines … Continue reading

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Australian Calibration Firm Teams Up with Windshield Repair Company

An Australian company specializing in diagnostic, remote programming, and calibration systems joined forces with a national windshield repair and replacement firm to develop cutting-edge diagnostic and calibration solutions for automotive collision and mechanical repair facilities, windshield repair shops, and calibration … Continue reading

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Hit-and-run Driver Pulls Body from Windshield, Drives Away

A hit-and-run driver who killed a 28-year-old man was caught on a doorbell camera pulling the body from the vehicle and dumping him on the side of the road. Watch the news report on YouTube.

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Teen Charged after Shooting Toy Gun at School Bus

Deputies say the bus was headed for school when a student fired a “gel blaster” gun toward the driver, hitting the windshield. Read more on ABC30.com.

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No Relief in Sight for Nevada Auto Insurance Rates

While the rising cost of car insurance delivers a brutal hit to Nevada residents, neither the insurance industry, consumer advocates, nor state government officials expect relief to come soon. The insurance industry attributes the increased premiums to rising costs for … Continue reading

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Fall Is Hit-a-Deer Season in Wisconsin

State Farm Insurance found that Wisconsin drivers reported more than 70,000 claims involving animal crashes between July last year and June this year. November October, and December comprise the most dangerous months for those kinds of incidents, mainly due to … Continue reading

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Patio Slab Smashes through Windshield

A man was showered with glass and injured after a concrete patio slab hurtled through his windshield while he was driving. Read more on WalesOnline

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Safelite to Open R&D Facility

Safelite is investing in a new research and development facility in Columbus that it says will help it stay on top of auto glass industry technology and trends. Safelite says the facility will function as an auto glass shop and … Continue reading

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AG Company Owner Touts Unusual Method to Prevent Smash-and-Grabs

The owner of a Canadian auto glass shop recommends leaving vehicles unlocked to prevent thieves from smashing windows to steal stuff from the vehicle. Andy Dunleavy, co-owner of Standard Auto Glass in London, Ont., says it’s better to leave the … Continue reading

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Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Throwing Brick at Ambulance Windshield

Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against a man who was arrested for allegedly throwing a brick through the windshield of an ambulance as it was responding to an emergency in Seattle, Wash. Read more on MSN.com

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Man Leaves Jail, Smashes Police Car Windshield

A man just released from jail allegedly walked out and smashed the windshield of a police patrol car parked in front of the El Paso, Texas, county jail, officials said. Read more on Yahoo News

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Forget “Snakes in a Plane,” Now It’s Snakes in the Glass

A couple had a scary encounter while driving on a highway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 30, after a huge python suddenly emerged from under the hood of their car. The large snake began slithering across the car’s windshield, … Continue reading

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Driven Brands Holdings Reports Third Quarter Results

Driven Brands on November 1 reported third quarter revenue of $581 million for the quarter ending September 30, an increase of 12% from the previous year. System-wide sales totaled $1.6 billion, up 10% from the prior year and driven by … Continue reading

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Tesla Prevails in Auto Pilot Lawsuit

Tesla on October 31 won the first U.S. trial over allegations that its Autopilot driver assistant feature led to a death, a major victory for the automaker as it faces several other lawsuits and federal investigations related to the same … Continue reading

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Newsweek: Grand Wagoner Features Best Family-Friendly Technology

Wagoneer by Jeep offers technologically advanced, next-generation innovations, including a rear-seat monitoring camera, windshield head-up display, frameless digital cluster, premium McIntosh audio system, 10.25 front passenger interactive display, Amazon Fire TV built-In and up to 75 inches of total digital … Continue reading

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Predii Introduces Generative AI ‘Co-Pilot’ for Automotive Repair

The company’s Predii 360 links breakthroughs in Generative AI with Predii’s 10-plus years of leadership in developing automotive-specific AI applications. “The solution intelligently responds to automotive service and repair questions and produces reliable, actionable intelligence to enhance the efficiency and … Continue reading

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Why Choosing the Right Auto Glass Repair Shop Matters

The business of auto glass repair is multifold. A peculiar blend of craftsmanship and technical skill, this industry thrives on expertise, precision, quality and, most importantly, trust. This is why choosing the right auto glass repair shop matters. Read more … Continue reading

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Errant Truck Tire Smashes through Couple’s Windshield

“On impact, I turned away and it went through the windshield, clipped my shoulder, knocked my head, took the roof right off,” said Dan Wronikowski. Read more on Click on Detroit.

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Windshield Movie Night Coming to Your Vehicle

Flying cars, four-legged walking robots and car windshields that double as movie screens are among the innovations dazzling visitors to the Japan Mobility Show, according to Japan News. The newspaper said 178 companies — including automakers, NTT Corp., Panasonic Holdings … Continue reading

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Check Your Email Filters for GlassBYTE’s Updated Sending System

Key Media & Research (KMR) has some exciting news to share. To enhance your experience and ensure you receive AGRR without hiccups, the leading provider of information about the North American architectural glass industry has updated its sending system. As … Continue reading

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Daughter to Carry on Family’s Shop after Dad’s Retirement

Jerry Kottschade retired Oct. 15—52 years after opening what would become Jerry’s Abra Auto Body & Glass—but daughter Laura is ready to step up. Read more on Autobody News

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Man’s Car insurance Retroactively Canceled after Accident

Sergio Preciado got in a car accident back in July of 2022 when he was exiting Interstate 805. He admits it was his fault, adding that nobody was injured in the crash … His insurance company, National General, later told … Continue reading

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Police: U-32 School Bus Windshield Shot Out

Montpelier, Vt., police are investigating after a U-32 school bus’s windshield was shot out Thursday afternoon. Police say the bus, operated by First Student, stopped in East Montpelier near the Agway train tracks just before 3:30 p.m. when the driver’s … Continue reading

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GM Issues Recall for Improperly Bonded Windshields

GM sent recall notices to owners of 2023 GMC Acadia, Cadillac XT5 and XT6 models due to improperly bonded windshields. The automaker reported to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) that those models may have been assembled without the … Continue reading

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California DMV Suspends Cruise’s Driverless-Car Permits

The California Department of Motor Vehicles on October 24 suspended GM Cruise’s autonomous-driving permit, putting a halt to the company’s driverless taxi service in San Francisco. The DMV cited safety concerns, saying the vehicles are not safe for public operation … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce Issues Recall Over Windshield Safety Concerns

Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce has recalled 39 examples of its $650,000 Ghost limousine in Australia over concerns some glass interior display screens could shatter during a crash. The recall was issued because some of the screens could throw broken glass … Continue reading

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Windshield Chips or Cracks? Insurers Crack Down on Glass Claims

Auto glass damage happens so often in Arizona that insurers here are required to offer no deductible glass coverage. It used to be filing glass claims wouldn’t have much impact on your rates or renewals. That has changed. “Even though … Continue reading

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Tesla Highlights Panoramic Glass Roof During Solar Eclipse

Tesla’s vehicles include what the company calls a “panoramic glass roof,” letting users see a clear view directly upward from within their cars. In a recent post, Tesla highlighted one rather unique use of the glass roof, as one user … Continue reading

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ICAT To Demonstrate ADAS Capabilities At Its Test Track

The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Show 2023, organised by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), with the nodal testing agency under the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI), will be held on 7th December at the ICAT Test Track … Continue reading

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36 Cars Broken into at the University of Memphis Campus

Students at the University of Memphis are frustrated and fighting for answers after several car break-ins on campus. The university confirmed that 36 vehicles have been hit since Saturday. Read more on WREG.com

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Giraffe Smash Texas Family’s Car Windshield

According to Fox4, Kari Hill, her two teenage sons and a 1 year-old granddaughter parked at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas, feeding the giraffe through the car’s sunroof. Read more on Foxnews.com

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Troy Mason Named Senior VP at Caliber Auto Glass

Caliber Auto Glass named Troy Mason, senior vice president, the Lewisville, Texas, company announced October 24. As SVP, Mason will oversee all brand operations, including business expansion, go-to-market strategies and customer experience, all in support of Caliber’s purpose of “Restoring … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Expands Automotive Scanning and Diagnostics Capabilities through Opus IVS Partnership

Gerber Collision & Glass, a collision repair and glass replacement provider, has announced it is strengthening its partnership with Opus IVS, a provider of intelligent vehicle support solutions. The alliance allows Gerber Collision & Glass to consolidate its diagnostic services … Continue reading

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Corrugated Iron Hits Wellington Man’s Windscreen in Shocking Video

A Wellington, New Zealand, man has shared the moment his vehicle’s windscreen was hit by a flying piece of corrugated iron. The corrugated iron is already in motion when the video begins, and appears to have flown out of a … Continue reading

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WATCH: Safari Drive Goes Wrong as Elephant Smashes Car Windscreen

In the video, taken on a South African safari, “an elephant pressed on a car, shattering the windshield, but the occupants were unharmed, highlighting the elephant’s strength and the car’s durability.” Read more on Iol.co.za

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GEICO Plans Layoffs and Tells Others to Return to the Office

A letter from GEICO Chairman, president and CEO Todd Combs informed workers it was laying off 2,000 of them. Read more on WGRZ.com

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Police Investigating Increase of Car Break-Ins in Downtown Kansas City

This week, more than a dozen residents in a private garage in Downtown found their vehicle windows smashed. While it’s awful for certain people, it’s good for those in the auto glass industry. Kevin Dvorak owns Clarity AutoGlass in Gladstone, … Continue reading

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Tesla Fans Blame Four-Year-Old Child For Falcon Wing Door Closing On His Head

Theoretically, owners have been warned, but it’s also completely reasonable to think that Tesla should prioritize making sure that its doors reliably detect when they’re closing on a person or object and stop before it crushes them. And while that … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Invests in REACH Training for its Team

Auto Windscreens is working to makes sure all its appropriate colleagues have undertaken Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) training for the use of polyurethane. REACH training is required under EU regulations to ensure the urethane, which contains … Continue reading

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Insurance Costs for Electric Cars May Weaken Sales

The growth of electric car sales in Europe may be impeded by rising insurance costs and expiring subsidies, as reported in an article by Forbes. Read more on Insurance Business

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Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest of Man who Threw Milk at Passing Semi

A reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man who threw a gallon of milk at a passing semi-truck and smashed its windshield. Read more on WIBW.com

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Utilizing Deep Learning Techniques to Enhance ADAS

By effectively incorporating machine learning development techniques into the training of deep learning models, ADAS systems can analyze the sensor data in real-time and make informed decisions to enhance driver safety and assist in driving tasks, making it future ready … Continue reading

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Obituary: John F. “Jack” Cimino

He was the proud owner of Jack’s Auto Glass for fifty years, the first mobile and on-site auto glass repair company in Rhode Island. Read more on Legacy.com

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Handcuffed Suspect Kicks out Window, Escapes from Patrol Car

30-year-old Randy Alan Ramey was handcuffed in the back of a Georgia State Patrol car when he kicked out the rear passenger side window and fled. The arresting officer tased him during the escape attempt, a state patrol report says. … Continue reading

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Massive Fruit from Overgrown Trees Causes Car Damage and Safety Concerns

Osage oranges, or hedge apples, that can grow to be larger than a softball and weigh several pounds, have been falling on cars shattering windows and causing dents. Read more on WMAR2News.com

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Car Crash Survivors Call for Auto Insurance Reform at Michigan State Capitol in Lansing

The car crash survivors argued that the significant auto insurance reforms passed in 2019 had taken away necessary financial support for people requiring permanent medical care. Read more on WILX.com

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Vehicle Safety Tech – Your Second Set of “Eyes”

“The AAA Foundation findings from this research are a cautiously positive sign for the future of vehicle automation,” AAA Foundation president and executive director Dr. David Yang said. “As drivers become more comfortable with the technology, they will be more … Continue reading

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(Video) Behind the Wheel: The Difference Between Tempered and Laminated Glass

Tony Martinez talks about the difference between tempered and laminated glass in this Behind the Wheel. Read more on KPTV.com

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Giraffe Crushes Car Windshield at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Kari Hill says shortly after the picture of the giraffe sticking its head through the open sunroof of the car, the giraffe appeared to lose its footing and fell onto the windshield of the Kia Sorrento. The animal then panicked, … Continue reading

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California Adopts Right-to-Repair Law: Here’s What’s Changing for You

California’s new law also has more far-reaching consequences for companies than previous similar laws passed in New York, Minnesota, and Colorado. It requires manufacturers to make parts, tools, and documentation available to consumers for seven years after the production of … Continue reading

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Long-Time Abra Owners Geri and Jerry Kottschade Take Home the Abra Franchisee of the Year Award

Geri and Jerry Kottschade, owners of Jerry’s Abra in Mankato, Minn., are earning accolades and accomplishments in collision repair. This week, they added another to their collection – Abra Franchisee of the Year for 2023. Read more on Franchising.com

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Center City Biker Incident: Good Samaritans Step up to Help Woman Get Windshield Fixed

“It was an unfortunate situation,” Otto Glass Repair Shop owner, Otto Hernandez said. “Nobody deserves to get that act of violence or act of evil inflicted on them.” Read more on Fox 29.

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A Tesla Was No Match for Falling Hail in Wild Video Footage

Video from Bavaria circulating on social media shows a Tesla being no match for a hailstorm as the pellets easily break through the rear window of the car and continue shattering pieces of glass with every falling piece of ice. … Continue reading

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Automotive Glass Experts and ABC Autoglass Europe GmbH Form New Partnership Agreement for Automotive Glass Distribution

Automotive Glass Experts (AGE), an organization of service providers in the automotive glass industry, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with ABC Autoglas Europe GmbH, an automotive glass distributor based in Kirkel, Germany. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens wins Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Award

Auto Windscreens has announced it received the ‘Training Provider/Programme of the Year’ category at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards on October 5th. The awards recognize employers, team members and apprentices excelling across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Auto Windscreens’ entry focused … Continue reading

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Windshield Repair-and-Replacement Costs on the Rise

The 2023 AmTrust Extended Auto Warranty Report shows that supply chain issues surrounding auto glass and the increasing sophistication of windshield technology drove up the average cost of windshield repair and replacement for car owners in the United States in … Continue reading

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Kevin Harvick Disqualified for Missing Bolts on Windshield in NASCAR Race

Stewart-Haas Racing said the bolts just came out during the course of the long race due to vibrations. They stated, “we had bolts that hold the windshield in place back out over the course of the 500 miles.” Read more … Continue reading

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Petromin Corp and AGE Unite to Bring Automotive Glass Services to Saudi Arabia Customers

Petromin Corporation and Automotive Glass Experts (AGE) have forged a partnership “poised to reshape the automotive landscape in Saudi Arabia and beyond,” according to the announcement. The collaboration marks the culmination of an effort to introduce what the companies call … Continue reading

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Tesla Cybertruck Interior Video Reveals New UI And Huge Glass Roof

A new video of the Tesla Cybertruck has popped up online, giving us a look at its new infotainment graphics plus other interior features like the panoramic glass roof, oddly shaped cupholders, and steering wheel. Piecing together shreds of information about the … Continue reading

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Feds Move to Cite GEICO for Anti-Union Actions

The National Labor Relations Board has found probable cause to allegations GEICO engaged in anti-union activity in attempting to undermine an organizing effort at its regional headquarters in Amherst. Read more on Investigativepost.org

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8-Year-Old Boy Dies in Hampton after Climbing out of Car Window, Police Say

An investigation revealed that while driving, the boy climbed out of the car window, onto the roof. He fell off the car and onto the ground, and was airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Read more on 13newsnow.com

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Tri City Glass & Door Appoints Ryan Hartman as President, Announces Transition to 100% Employee-Owned Company

Tri City Glass & Door, a Northeast Wisconsin residential, commercial and auto glass repair and installation company, announced Ryan Hartman as its president on October 2, 2023. “Since joining the company as director of finance, Ryan has made significant process … Continue reading

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Clear Glass and Windshields with Transparent Wood-Based Coating

Researchers have found a technique to transform scrap wood into a bio-based clear film that can be applied as anti-fogging or anti-reflective coatings on glasses or vehicle windows. This method not only provides an alternative to the harmful synthetic materials … Continue reading

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California Department of Insurance Proposes Major Course Correction on Auto Insurance Group Discounts

The California Department of Insurance has released proposed regulations to reform how insurance companies offer group discounts based on occupation, education, and other arbitrary factors that historically have not been available to drivers in less-affluent and more diverse communities. If … Continue reading

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Future Electric Car Models will Ditch the Rear Window

One of Polestar’s leading designers predicts that the cars we drive will look very different within five years, saying new vehicle technology, with its slimmer profile and different demands, will allow automakers to change the way cars look and drive … Continue reading

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Video: Dirt Biker Rider Arrested for Smashing Windshield

A viral video showed a group of ATV, motorcycle and dirt bike riders surrounding 23-year-old’s sedan. Watch the video on WAFB.com

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Sisecam’s Chairperson Named Glass Person of the Year

The Phoenix Award Committee has recognized Sisecam chairperson Ahmet Kirman as its “Glass Person of the Year.” Officials say Kirman earned the award due to his contributions to developing the global glass industry. Phoenix Award Committee chairperson Lincoln Brown says … Continue reading

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NJ Needs More Cars with ‘Advanced Driver Assistance Systems’ to Save Lives

New research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety also estimates that available ADAS technologies could prevent approximately 37 million crashes, 14 million injuries, and nearly 250,000 deaths over the next 30 years. This would represent 16% of crashes and … Continue reading

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Spirit of Belron Challenge 2023 Summary

Carglass® Spain, together with the rest of the Belron® Group subsidiaries, has collaborated to raise 2.5 million euros that will help transform the lives of thousands of children and young people in South Africa, where Belron®, the parent company of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Momma Bear Falls On It’s Butt Breaking Car Window

Excellent reminder to roll up your windows all the way up and not to leave even the slightest itty bitty crumb of food in your car if you live in bear country. This momma bear walking along with her three … Continue reading

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BMW Collaborates with AWS to Accelerate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

In a notable development that underscores the swiftly evolving landscape of autonomous and assisted driving technology, BMW Group has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider for its automated driving platform. Harnessing the extensive capabilities of AWS’s … Continue reading

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Jerry’s Abra Auto Body & Glass of Mankato Donates to the Alzheimer’s Association

Jerry’s Abra Auto Body & Glass, a locally owned and operated collision repair center located in Mankato, Minnesota, announced today it had donated $5,100 to the Alzheimer’s Association. Read more on Franchising.com

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Deer Crashes into Windshield of Moving Car after Falling from Overpass in Clifton

A driver suffered minor injuries when a deer fell from an overpass above and crashed through his windshield in New Jersey. Read more on ABC7NY.com

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‘Worst We’ve Seen:’ Rochester Auto Glass Repair Shop Responds to Increased Car Vandalisms

A Rochester neighborhood is picking up the pieces after more than a dozen cars were damaged off of Monroe Avenue overnight. It comes days after similar scenes in the Park and East Avenue neighborhoods, where dozens more were hit. Read … Continue reading

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John Bean Updates Website with New Tru-Point Information for Perfect Calibrations

John Bean has updated the website for its Tru-Point advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration tool. The company says the new information provides Tru-Point users with advanced information on proper calibrations to enhance performance and productivity. “Performing a correct ADAS … Continue reading

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Can Your Insurance Company Drop You Like a Rock for Too Many Replacement Windshield Claims?

Daniel Wheelwright says he has had three such chips grow into big-time cracks. He says when the windshields could not be repaired, they had to be replaced: three of them in two years. That third claim, apparently damaged his relationship … Continue reading

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New Cars are Supposed to be Getting Safer. So Why are Fatalities on the Rise?

Roadway deaths in the U.S. are mounting despite government test data showing vehicles have been getting safer. While the number of all car-related fatalities has trended upward over the last decade, pedestrians and cyclists have seen the sharpest rise: over … Continue reading

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Bus Driver Recovering after a Bike Crashes through Windshield

An unexpected accident near 4600 East-West Highway, in Bethesda left a bus driver injured Saturday afternoon. The collision left an unoccupied bicycle lodged through the front windshield of the bus. Read more on WUSA9.com

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Axpo and Pilkington Automotive Sign Long-Term PPA for Finnish Manufacturing Sites

Axpo and Pilkington Automotive Finland Oy, part of the NSG Group, have signed a long-term wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA). According to the companies, the partnership is a significant step toward powering NSG Group’s plants in Finland with clean … Continue reading

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Columbia Police Investigates More than 100 Overnight Car Break-Ins at Three Apartment Complexes

According to investigators in Columbia, S.C.,, more than 70 cars were broken into at one apartment complex alone. Read more at WISTV.com

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Fitchburg PD: Foggy Windows Blamed for Vehicle Wreck

Fitchburg, Wis., police say foggy windows were to blame for a vehicle driving off the road and into an electric pole Thursday night. Officers found a vehicle that crashed into an electric pole after it was reported around 8:40 p.m. … Continue reading

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Sisecam Ignites New Automotive Glass Furnace in Luleburgaz

Sisecam has announced it completed a new automotive glass line worth about USD $190 million (₺4 billion TRY) with additional capital investments at its production site in Luleburgaz, Kirklareli, Turkey. The company says the new line will operate at an … Continue reading

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Allstate, Other Insurers Among Those Facing Robocall Lawsuits

The biggest among the insurers, Allstate, has been hit with at least three such suits alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which governs telephone solicitation. The suits, all in Allstate’s home state of Illinois, say the insurer and … Continue reading

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Gorilla Glass Is Tough Enough for the Jeep Wrangler

Jeep started offering Gorilla Glass as an option for the Wrangler and Gladiator in 2021 and in 2023 it is standard equipment on all but the base model Wrangler Sport. The main benefit to Wrangler drivers is the windshield’s impact … Continue reading

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Tire Goes Through Windshield of Passenger Van on NB I-5 in Lakewood, Killing 2

Two men died after a loose tire went through the windshield of a passenger van on Interstate 5 near Lakewood on Thursday morning, according to Washington State Patrol (WSP). Read more on King5.com

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SIKA Announces Changes to the Board of Directors and Group Management

Earlier this month, Sika announced planned changes to the board of directors and the group management. The company says the decisions have been made ahead of the presentation of the new growth strategy at the Capital Markets Day on October … Continue reading

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Windshield Woes: Drivers Struggle with Repairs and Responsibility

“We are fielding at least 300 calls for repairs a month. And we are far from the only business in the area doing this kind of work,” said Ross Smith, the co-owner of Raleigh Auto Glass. Read more on WRAL.com

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The Auto Workers Strike Will Drive up Car Prices, but Not Right Away — Unless Consumers Panic

Car shoppers are heading for a new round of sticker shock if the strike by the United Auto Workers doesn’t end soon, particularly for popular vehicles that are already in short supply. Read more at the AP News.

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Driving You Crazy: Are Trucks with ‘Not Responsible for Broken Windshield’ Signs Legally Protected?

Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber answers a reader’s question about the signs on the back of some work trucks. “A lot of vehicles, mostly large trucks and service vehicles, have stickers on them that say something to the effect of … Continue reading

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Automotive Glass Experts Announces New Member in Israel

Automotive Glass Experts (AGE), a global reference in providing automotive glass solutions, has announced the addition of Auto Glass (Israel) to its expanding network of members. This collaboration marks a milestone for AGE as part of its continued international expansion … Continue reading

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‘Our Tesla Insurance is DOUBLE What We Pay for Our Gas Car!’ Married Couple is Shocked to Discover High Cost of Covering Electric Vehicles

When Brent Shreve and his wife Molly bought new cars in April they spent around $50,000 each on a Tesla Model Y for him and a Volkswagen Atlas for her. Despite the models being almost-identical in size and costing virtually … Continue reading

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Toppan in Japan has Developed Light Control Side Window Glass for Toyota

Toppan in Japan developed LC MAGIC, a light control film that changes from transparent to opaque at the flick of a switch, in 2016 and has now announced that it combined LC MAGIC with glass from AGC for Toyota’s Century … Continue reading

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High Winds Send Tree Through Van’s Windshield in Maine, Barely Missing People Inside

High winds from Tropical Storm Lee sent a large tree crashing through the windshield of a passenger van carrying six people in Moro Plantation, Maine, on Saturday. Read more at NECN.com

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Court Rules in Glass America Midwest Sexual Harassment Case

A U.S. District Court has sided with Glass America Midwest on the majority of issues in a sexual harassment lawsuit. Glass America Midwest won three of the four points in its motion for summary judgment last week in a case … Continue reading

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Burco Launches Line of Heavy-Duty Truck Mirror Replacement Glass

Burco Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based manufacturer of replacement side view mirror glass, is expanding into heavy-duty vehicles by launching a line of replacement mirror glass for Freightliner trucks. Burco now offers replacement side view mirror glass for Freightliner Cascadia, … Continue reading

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Ford Recalls 2023 Super Duty Trucks for Window Sensor

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall for four models of 2023 Ford Super Duty trucks last month. A safety recall report dated July 21 indicates an estimated 1,339 total F250, F350, F450 and F550 trucks … Continue reading

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GM Working to Develop Electrically Heated Windshield

General Motors (GM) filed a patent application for a new, electrically heated windshield system last year, according to a patent application that was published earlier this month. The patent, published on July 13 as US 2023/0225016 A1, describes “an electrically … Continue reading

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