National Windscreens announces new tech programme
National Windscreens has announced an 'innovating together' programme that will provide insurers and fleets with insight to react effectively to fast-changing vehicle technology. The latest part of this initiative saw a National Windscreens team attending a technology workshop at NSG Pilkington R&D Technical Centre in Lathom, Lancashire.
Automotive glazing is becoming increasingly complex, so National Windscreens is working closely with its suppliers and partners to make sure it is ahead of the curve and accurately predicting what the future holds for the automotive industry.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are a current key focus, so Pilkington used the workshop to highlight current and future technology requirements for ADAS and the absolute need for a high-quality glass product of equal or better standard than the OE.
It is predicated that by 2020, more than 40% of new vehicles will have at least two types of driver assistance systems fitted. National Windscreens recently invested more than £3m in equipment and training in ADAS calibration.
Andy Rae, regional operations director at National Windscreens commented, 'Windscreens are seen as a safety critical product and service. We aim to put vehicles back to 'original standard' working with our long-term world-class partners and products. Along with Pilkington, we are currently driving innovation with partners that include Dupont, Hella Gutman, and, Saint Gobain.'