ADAS windshield repairs. The increased complexity of windshield repairs will also drive up the costs for insurers. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Windshields have come a long way since their introduction in the early 1900s. As cars got faster, windshields became a necessity. Wiper blades and increasingly safer glass topped the innovation list until recently, but advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are poised to imbue our windshields with an entirely new level of smarts.

While many drivers are still coming to grips with the idea of ADAS, McKinsey research found that nearly 90% of people who bought a vehicle with ADAS wanted the system in the next vehicle they bought.

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