Technology


Is the Panoramic Sunroof Here to Stay?

By Jordan Scott

  If you’re looking to buy a new car with a panoramic sunroof, you’ll have to count out the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai scrapped the feature in all of its 2018 Sonata models as part of a redesign. The official reason, as listed on the Hyundai USA website, is to improve “weight and real world […]

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Why More People Are Choosing to Buy Glass Online

By Trey Barrineau

If you’ve ever wanted to buy glass, doors or windows online while also reducing your human interactions as much as possible, you’re not alone. A growing number of Americans simply don’t want to talk to salespeople of any kind on the phone or in person. A new survey shows that many potential customers will refuse […]

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Energy Saving with New Doors and Windows

By Penny Stacey

Does your power bill seem higher than it should (in both the summer and winter)? Do you notice drafts and energy loss as you walk by your doors and windows in the winter or extreme heat as you walk by them in the summer? Doors and windows can have a great impact on a home’s […]

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Automotive Glass Reaches New Heights

By Katherine Coig

Auto manufacturers are all about integrative technology these days. From self-driving vehicles to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, giants in the auto industry are getting innovative, and fast. If you’ve found yourself asking, “What will they come up with next?” Well, the answer could be right out your window: interactive glass and power-generating solar panels.

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Lead Paint and Window Replacement: What You Need to Know

By Trey Barrineau

If you own an older home, you think it might contain lead paint and you’re considering a window replacement project, there’s an important environmental regulation you must know about. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a rule in 2008 that requires anyone doing renovation work on residential facilities built before 1978 to take steps to […]

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How Mercedes is Using ADAS

By Trey Barrineau

With its new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it’s taking another step toward autonomous driving and the use of advance driver-assistance systems (ADAS). The company says its Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist will be even better at helping the driver keep a safe distance and steer the vehicle. Additionally,k speed can also be automatically […]

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Meet the Windshields of the Future

By Tara Taffera

Car makers are always looking for the latest technology, and the windshield is not left out of that tech-savvy equation. Environmentally-friendly technology is starting to become incorporated right into the windshield. Meet the windshields of the future—some of them are already here. Lighter Windshields Saint-Gobain Sekurit and Corning are teaming up to determine the feasibility […]

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Ready for Technology to Take the Wheel?

By Katherine Coig

Well, it’s 2017, and the world isn’t quite what was depicted on the 1960’s futuristic sitcom The Jetsons. But, that doesn’t mean the auto industry isn’t headed that way. Take, for example, the advancements made in automated driver assist systems (ADAS). With smart technology in full stride, will basic safety features on cars, such as side-view mirrors, become obsolete?

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Car-to-Car Communication: New Tech Could Save Lives

By Penny Stacey

Glass technology in vehicles is moving at warp speed. Collision warning systems, automatic braking, lane alert programs, heads-up-displays, and all the cameras and radar these features entail, are here to stay. These are likely to show up in more and more models in the very near future. Though options vary by vehicle, here are some […]

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The Popularity of Large Windshields Grows in U.S.

By Jenna Reed

Large panoramic windshields are more popular in Europe, especially on buses. This trend is catching on in the U.S., as well. How will this affect your next vehicle purchase?

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