The Evolution of Car Glass and Windshields

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Just like the rest of the car, windshields have transformed since their creation. You’d be surprised to see the changes in car glass that have occurred since the early 1900s. But these changes were not only made for visual appeal – much of the evolution of car glass technology directly impacted the safety of the vehicle.

Did you know that the windshield provides up to 30 percent of your vehicle’s roof support? It keeps your roof from collapsing, especially during an accident, and it also helps your airbags function properly. We owe a lot to the invention and evolution of car glass, and the infographic below shows exactly why. Take a look:

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