New standard for auto glass implemented by the Certified Automotive Parts Association

“The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has announced its technical committee has approved the CAPA 801 Standard for the certification of automotive glass.

The standard currently applies to windshields but may be expanded to include side and rear windows in the future.

In the past, fit and clarity were the primary concerns when using aftermarket glass; however, with the growing trend of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) being incorporated with automotive glass, considerations surrounding the functionality of ADAS equipment must be also made.

Following feedback from the collision repair industry regarding the quality of aftermarket automotive glass, CAPA created the 801 Standard, which requires demonstrated compliance to applicable sections of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205, Glazing Materials, as well as ADAS-related hardware, appearance, materials and dimensional requirements not addressed by the Federal standard. The standard does not include requirements for glass installation.”

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As technology in windshields contains to evolve, safety still remains the #1 priority. This new standard developed should help to further emphasize that point. One thing’s for certain, we’ve come along way from the original type of material used to manufacture auto glass.

The pro’s at IAS Auto Glass always follow installation and replacement procedures by the book. If you need auto glass service call us at 952-797-4374 or visit our auto glass page for more information.

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