Auto glass technology

Beyond the glass

You may think that one piece of auto glass is not different from the other, but the fact of the matter is that every pane from your windshield to your sun roof have unique compositions, features, and technologies.

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From modern to older modeled vehicles, you can see the differences and advancements of auto glass technology. From sensors embedded in the windshield, to automatic sunroofs and infrared glass, your car’s glass technology varies and is more than just glass.

We have compiled a guide on all types of auto glass so you can become familiar with the features and technologies in your vehicle. Use these guides to learn more about different pieces of auto glass and the state of the art technologies that goes into them. Everything from different parts and designs, to the most recent innovations in today’s vehicles.

A guide to auto glass parts

When it comes to auto glass, it’s not one size fits all. It’s also not one type fits all. For example, did you know that there are several types of windshield glass or that the little window next to your regular window is called a quarter pane?

Safelite technicians are well versed in this kind of auto glass knowledge, but it is still important to have a basic understanding of your vehicles glass. Cars are made more advanced and better equipped in today’s automotive market. We inform you on all the glass parts that could be present in the car you drive.

Use this resource to help you identify the names, functions, and safety features of different auto glass panes.

Glass technologies in your car

For many modern vehicles, auto glass isn’t just glass anymore. In fact, today’s auto glass is packed with a wide array of state of the art technologies. Glass technology is designed to keep you safe when you’re behind the wheel, sensing danger and alerting you of different objects or animals that are encountered on the road.

All of these glass technologies on your windshield and throughout the auto glass have revolutionized driver safety. The advancement even accounts for the identification number on your vehicle to be embedded in the windshield glass.

Learn more about these technologies and the role that your auto glass plays in their operation.

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