Auto Glass Technology Update

The automobile industry is showcasing its new technological advances and inventions to the world as time progresses. One of these new inventions is known as ‘cool’ auto glass. With the summer time’s increasing temperature, ‘cool’ auto glass is nonetheless appealing to most drivers. The state Air Resource Board invites this new invention into our automobiles which aims to keep our summers cooler. Numerous federal studies have shown that this new auto glass reduces the temperature of a parked car in the sun by approximately 12 degrees, compared to regular glass that is currently in use. This could mean a lot for the common driver but also for the environment. Call Autoglass Wizard to ask about auto glass options for your vehicle. Or visit our website. For auto glass repair click auto glass replacement Mississauga., or for windshield replacement click auto glass replacement Mississauga.

By having cooler interiors in our vehicles, our tendency to use air conditioning shrinks. This means less exhaust for the environment and more money in our pockets because of reduced fuel consumption. Studies have shown that about 5.5 percent of America’s fuel, approximately 7 billion gallons of gas, is attributed to air conditioners. The sun transfers its energy in two ways. The most common form we know is through visible light waves. Stopping this form of energy is not helpful because it will ultimately mean that the driver will not able to see outside. The other form known as ‘near-infrared’ waves of energy transfer is invisible. The implementation of this new auto glass combines the thin layer of silver and other metal forms between the layers of the windshield, reflecting almost all infrared waves and keeping interior temperatures lower.

It has been estimated by the Air Resources Board that the cost for this new auto glass would be $111 per vehicle. This money would be reimbursed in a year or two by the amount of gas saved. However, this implementation will only be possible after automobile companies agree to accept this change. The state of California will be the first one to see this change and if all goes well, the other states will embrace this new technology.