Auto Glass Safety Council™ Newsletter

Leading News

What are ADAS and How Should We Handle Them?
The term Automated Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) has been coming up more and more often in the industry in recent months, along with the question about how the industry will handle these.
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On the Blogs

Auto Glass Safety CouncilBob Beranek
Answering the Why of Things
“I pride myself on always looking for the answers to the question ‘why?’ Whether an issue comes up during one of my training sessions, via a customer interaction or through a colleague’s inquiry, I’m always searching for the reasoning behind a directive. Due to my time in the industry, I know many answers but I am not a ‘know-it-all.’ I am frequently researching and seeking the truth. Lately, I have been thinking about the installation procedures I have witnessed or heard about that have stumped me. Maybe you can fill me in.” –Bob Beranek
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Certification News

Welcome These Certified Master Auto Glass Technicians
Auto Glass Safety CouncilA number of auto glass technicians passed the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) Certified Master Auto Glass Technician certification exam during the month of December. The exam is an online test consisting of 50 multiple choice questions. Those who apply to become Accredited Master Auto Glass Technicians must have experience and knowledge in: OSHA-required employee safety regulations; conducting all installations according to the current ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ Standard; intermediate-level automotive electrical testing and troubleshooting procedures and equipment; OEM sunroof repair and replacement techniques; advanced wind noise and water leak diagnosis and repair; and current standards and regulations that apply to the auto glass industry.
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Event News

Registration is Now Open for Auto Glass Week™ 2016
Online registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2016 is now open. The annual event is scheduled for October 5-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. The exhibition floor, which will host the always-exciting repair and replacement competitions, will bring sponsors and attendees together to maintain industry standards, continue safety education and showcase new innovative products and services available to automotive glass technicians.
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Mark Your Calendar for 2016 AGSC Member Meeting
Auto Glass Safety CouncilThe Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has announced that its 2016 annual member meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4, in San Antonio, Texas, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
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Technology News

Ford in Talks with Google to Build Self-Driving Cars
Ford Motor Co. and Google are in talks to have the automaker build Google’s next-generation autonomous cars under contract, Automotive News has learned.
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Safety News

Class Action Filed Against Hyundai for “Spontaneously Shattering” Sunroofs
Alabama resident Billy Glenn has filed a national class action lawsuit against Hyundai in the U.S. District Court of California saying the automaker’s panoramic sunroofs “spontaneously shatter.”
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Will NHTSA Give Crash-Avoidance Technology Safety Stars?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to add a crash-avoidance ratings based on whether a vehicle features multiple technologies, including forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning and blind-spot detection, among others.
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Six Recalls That Could Impact You
From windshield wiper issues to potentially loose backlites and more, here are six National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls to have on your radar.
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Volvo Granted Exemption to Mount Sensor Lower on Windshield Than Regs Allow
Volvo has been granted an exemption by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to place a rain and ambient light sensor on the windshield of trucks in an area lower than what’s allowed by regulations.
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Fiat Chrysler Fined $70 Million by U.S. for Failure to Report Safety Data
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay a $70 million fine for failing to report claims of death and injury to U.S. auto safety regulators as required by law.
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Briefly ...

New AGSC Mailing Address
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) has a new address. The AGSC can now be reached at 20 PGA Drive, Suite 201, Stafford, VA 22554. The phone and fax numbers remain the same.

Auto Glass Safety Council
20 PGA Drive, Suite 201
Stafford, VA 22554
540/720-7484 (P)
540/720-5687 (F)
info@agsc.org

Certification Information
Vinny LaMarco
vlamarco@agsc.org
540/720-7484, ext. 136

Membership Information
Kathy Bimber
kbimber@agsc.org
540/720-7484 ,ext. 137

Auto Glass Safety Council

Events

February 10, 2016
AGSC Education Committee Meeting
(8 a.m. to noon)
Hyatt Orlando Airport
Orlando, Fla.

February 10, 2016
AGSC AGRSS Standards Committee Meeting

(1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
Hyatt Orlando Airport
Orlando, Fla.

February 11, 2016
AGSC Marketing Committee Meeting

(8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
Hyatt Orlando Airport
Orlando, Fla.

February 11, 2016
AGSC Board of Directors Meeting

(10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Hyatt Orlando Airport
Orlando, Fla.

October 4, 2016
AGSC Annual Member Meeting
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas

October 5-7, 2016
Auto Glass Week

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, Texas

 

 

 


 

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