Connected Car Manufacturers Eye Windshields
You've probably heard of smart refrigerators, smart watches, and smart security systems. Windshields may soon join the Internet of Things as a connected touch screen display. According to Automotive News, "Automakers, technology companies and glass manufacturers are teaming up to turn the display that graces the front of an iPhone into the windshield of a car -- one that can show ads, directions and vehicle information to the person behind the wheel."
Of course there are safety concerns with driver distraction and other important factors to consider, but what exactly will this mean for someone who needs to have their windshield replaced? The effects of smart windshield technology could be substantial, from the cost of auto insurance to the amount of time and trouble involved in having your windshield replaced. Right now, the technology is too new to say for sure what you can expect, but we will definitely be monitoring developments closely.
At Troy Auto Glass, we've been keeping up with the latest installation techniques for over 50 years, and regardless of what the future holds, we intend to keep your needs and concerns our highest priority.