Technology


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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What’s New in Automotive Glass Technology?

By Daniel Snow

Check out some of the new advancements in automotive glass technology in this footage from the 2017 Washington Auto Show!

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The Future of Auto Glass: Cars Without Mirrors?

By Penny Stacey

The world is constantly becoming more technologically advanced, and your auto glass is no different. While your windshield has long been an important part of your vehicle’s safety system, its size and role are growing too, along with the rest of the glass in your vehicle.

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Automotive Glass Gets Interactive

By Katherine Coig

Glass has become an everyday part of life—from the windows in our homes and offices to the windshields of our automobiles. And while you may not think twice about the glass touch screen on your cell phone or tablet, what if your windshield was just as interactive?

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