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Rise in Loss Costs Equals Higher Insurance Costs

With employment up, more Americans are on the roads increasing the number of miles they drive. The result? A higher rate of auto accidents and a rise in total loss costs, according to a recent study by Insurance Information Institute. … Full Story

A.N. Designs to Sponsor 2017 Auto Glass Week™

A.N. Designs, manufacturer of UltraWiz tools, is welcomed back to Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt sponsor of the three-day international event. Once again, the show will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.  … Full Story

Tampa Bay is Ground-Zero for Assignment of Benefits Cases over Broken Auto Glass

When Rachel Thorpe tried to renew her auto insurance last year for her Toyota RAV4, she was stunned to see her monthly premium had nearly doubled to $600. The Sarasota driver was baffled since her only recent claim was over a broken windshield. Full Story

Tesla is Pushing the Insurance Industry to Prepare for Massive Disruption

Tesla is forcing insurance companies to seriously consider how policies will change as cars become safer due to advances in self-driving technology. Full Story

What Self-Driving Cars See

Giant tech companies are fighting over the technology in court. Start-ups around the world are racing to develop new versions of it. And engineers say it is essential to making autonomous cars safe. Full Story

Air Europa Flight Returns to Miami After Windshield Damaged During Storms

Passengers aboard an Air Europa flight that left Miami International Airport Wednesday night got an unwelcome surprise – a return trip to South Florida after damage to the plane’s cockpit windshield. Full Story

Calibrations: What Technicians Need to Consider

When it comes to repairing or replacing glass on a vehicle equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), what does an auto glass shop technician need to prepare for when performing a calibration? Repair University Live discussed this recently with … Full Story

2017 Auto Glass Week™ Welcomes Back Coach Glass

Coach Glass, based in Coburg, Ore., will return to 2017 Auto Glass Week™ as a Cobalt sponsor. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and an exhibition floor.  Founded in 1995 out of … Full Story