Auto Glass Week took place in Orlando, Florida from June 7 to 9, 2021. The goal of Auto Glass Week is to bring all segments of the auto glass industry under one roof for quality education and business building. This year, in particular, experts discussed new tech and tools that are emerging on the most recent models. This, of course, includes new trends and updates in calibration – something that everyone in the industry expects to continue evolving.
When we started 2021, there were more than 73 million Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)-equipped vehicles on the road. This number is only increasing more and more as time passes and new models are introduced to the market. With this increase in ADAS-equipped vehicles comes the need for auto glass technicians to be trained in all calibration technology and every update to this technology. In essence, not only do technicians need to be skilled in glass repair and replacement, they need to have strong mechanical skills including good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. The key is understanding the differing camera placements, and what recalibration entails after any work is done to the vehicle.
An auto glass technician in the current technological climate is going to need to know how to think critically in order to troubleshoot and solve problems, should they arise. They have to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the professional installation of ADAS calibration while assuring quality workmanship. And, of course, they must demonstrate an ability and eagerness to learn new installation techniques and materials.
Every make and model on the market is slightly different. Therefore, there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to windshield replacement and repair. As a result, Glass America technicians are constantly learning, growing, and evolving with the auto industry – this continues to be a priority for all of our technicians. As ADAS is becoming more and more prominent, insurance companies are being pressured to include recalibration services in their policies.
With locations all over the continental US, Glass America’s team of knowledgeable and skilled technicians are standing by to assist you with your auto glass needs – do not hesitate to give us a call. Whether you need a windshield replacement or a quick consultation, we are here to help. Call us today!