National Windscreens has launched a new scheme to provide fleets with the latest insight they need to react effectively to fast-changing vehicle technology.
The Innovating Together initiative will see National Windscreens work 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.
The latest part of this initiative saw a National Windscreens team attending a technology workshop at NSG Pilkington’s R&D Technical Centre.
Andy Rae, regional operations director at National Windscreens, said: “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.
“We had a fantastic day at the NSG Pilkington R&D Technical Centre. It was great to discuss current and future technology and the future of ADAS with one of the world’s leading glass suppliers and one that we’ve been working closely with for a number of years now.”
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; something both National Windscreens and Pilkington are fully committed to providing.
It is predicted 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 £3 million in equipment and training in ADAS calibration across its 108 purpose designed buildings, ensuring just one visit for windscreen replacement and calibration.