Mother and daughter safe after tire-through-windshield scare

“A woman and her daughter are recovering from minor injuries after a tire slammed into the windshield of their SUV.

Police say the front driver side tire blew off a Toyota SUV on the Hutchinson River Parkway.

It happened Monday morning.

The tire flew over the median and crashed into the windshield of a BMW going southbound before bouncing off.”

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A windshield is the only thing standing between you and objects that fall off from traffic ahead. They are designed to absorb extreme impact. It is vital that they are installed safely and securely.

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Honda warns auto collision repair centers of potential ADAS problems

“Honda in a new position statement has warned collision repairers that aftermarket windshields and incorrect grilles might affect advanced driver assistance systems in models dating as far back as 2013.

The new statement, which replaces one published in November 2014 about 2013-15 models, reflects the growing use of ADAS since then.

Honda in April said it had reached 1 million vehicles on U.S. roads equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of ADAS technology — a package that includes autobraking, lane keeping and adaptive cruise control.

‘The Honda Sensing application rate has more than doubled from 2016 to 2017 to more than 50,000 vehicles per month in the past year, and now is applied on 69 percent of 2018 model-year vehicles,’ Honda wrote in April.”

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Connecticut may soon allow self-driving cars

“Connecticut is launching a pilot program to allow testing of self-driving cars on public roads within its borders. The state government is inviting towns and cities to apply to become test sites, and will select up to four municipalities to participate in the program. The goal is to position Connecticut as a technology leader,” Check out the article here.

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Warning issued to truckers to clear off ice and snow

“A recent rash of car windshields shattered by ice and snow falling off of commercial vehicles has caused law enforcement agencies to issue warnings to truckers about clearing off their vehicles before hitting the road.

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has issued a plea to drivers to “please, please, clear your vehicle of ice and snow before you take them on the road” after a department squad car had its windshield smashed by a chunk of ice that flew off the top of a semi truck.”

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GlasWeld returning to Auto Glass Week 2018

“GlasWeld will once again support Auto Glass Week™ 2018 (AGW), including as the top sponsor of the Windshield Repair Competition, which is named after the Platinum-Plus sponsor.

“For over 36 years, GlasWeld has been the Gold Standard in tools, equipment and training in the glass repair industry,” said GlasWeld President Shiloh Spoo. “We are passionate about the success of our customers, and all of our products are meticulously designed with that in mind. From our windshield repair, scratch removal and headlight restoration equipment, to our world-class training and certification programs, GlasWeld is dedicated to helping technicians become experts in their trade. Our goal is to help you consistently attain the highest quality results in the least amount of time!” Check out the article here.

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Windshield repair goes horribly wrong!

“So, where’s Oprah when you need her?

That’s because two Tri Counties Bank employees are badly in need of new cars.

Their cars, both parked outside the bank in the parking lot off Hilltop Drive, were destroyed Tuesday when an auto glass repairman accidentally lit one of them on fire while trying to fix a rock-chipped windshield, a Redding fire official said,

The fire engulfed the car, a Ford Fusion, and spread to a Subaru Outback parked next to it.

“I’m sure they are both totaled,” said Redding Fire Department Battalion Chief Sean Coleman.”

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Artificial Intelligence is coming to auto glass repair

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming to the auto glass and insurance industries. Case in point, Mitchell International is exploring a computer vision application that uses image recognition to confirm repair vs. replace decisions. This is according to the company’s 2017 Third Quarter Industry Trends Report.

Computer vision researchers at Carnegie Mellon demonstrated the ability to detect and understand small movements. Mitchell says in its report, “Instead of an automotive repairer just getting guidance on the next step in a given repair procedure, they could get real time evaluation of ancillary problems detected by computer vision.” Check out the article here.

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An app for car repair

“reDUNNit last week announced the launch of their mobile app in the Atlanta market. The on-demand mobile application connects car owners to expert automotive reconditioning technicians.

Automotive appearance reconditioning includes services like paintless dent and scratch repair, windshield repair and replacement, bumper repair, window tinting, interior deodorization, and alloy wheel repair.”

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advancements in chemically strengthened glass

“The glass most people deal with every day—as cups, jars, windows, and lightbulbs—shatters easily. But not all glass is fragile. Some types, like the bulletproof stuff produced for windows used in banks, embassies, and head-of-state limousines, are downright tough.

Somewhere between the kind that cracks when two delicate wine glasses clink just a bit too hard and the variety that stands up to a speeding bullet lies chemically strengthened glass. Nowadays, the most common application of that kind of glass is on the screens of -smartphones and other mobile devices. Chemically toughened glass has also been used for years in computer hard disks, photocopiers, and pharmaceutical devices,” Check out the article here.

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Man awarded compensation in exploding sunroof case

“Aaron Dunifon was driving his family of four home to Ohio from vacation last June in their 2015 Honda Odyssey when they were surprised by a loud “pop.” The sunroof glass had shattered for no apparent reason, Dunifon says. Although nobody was hurt, it was alarming.

Since the car was still under warranty, Duniform says he tried to get his local Honda dealership to assume the cost of replacement, roughly $500. The dealership refused.”

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