“Original equipment windshields and glass are built and tested to function as part of a system, providing structural support in an accident and promoting a clear, undistorted vision for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as Lane-Keeping, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Braking, Evasive Steering Assist and Auto High-Beam Headlamps.
“The Ford Certified Glass Network supports glass replacement companies who seek to be differentiated in the market by achieving our certification requirements. It is an exciting opportunity for us to work closely with the auto glass repair and replacement industry,” says Jennifer Boyer, Director of Strategy and Business, Ford Customer Service Division.
To help ensure that Ford Certified Glass Installers are prepared to meet requirements for quality glass installation, FCGN will require certification that an installer has the glass calibration capabilities to do the work. Benefits to the certified Installer include access to technical repair procedures, calibration coaching, and technical hotline support. Ford also offers industry-leading process coaching for the installation.”
Read more about Ford’s glass network here.
The surge in ADAS equipment has complicated windshield installations over the last several years. With this new network from Ford, this is the first instance of an auto maker taking an initiative to ensure that strict installation standards are followed. Of course, there are many auto glass shops who feel such a network is unnecessary as they already follow the strictest of guidelines.
The team at IAS Auto Glass provides exceptional auto glass service at competitive prices. We do not, however, take any shortcuts for the installation or repair process as safety is a big priority for us. Call us at 952-797-4374 if you need your windshield replaced!