ADAS windshield repairs. The camera and other sensors attached to the windshield must be recalibrated very carefully to ensure that the ADAS features continue to work as intended. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The auto industry has made many technological advancements over the years to improve the safety of motorists, but safe driving still relies heavily on human attention and skill. Take your eyes off the road for just two seconds and the odds of a crash double. Thankfully, our cars are growing smarter and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are being developed to help us drive more safely and avoid collisions.

Windshields are a natural destination for ADAS and adoption is steadily climbing, driven by positive feedback from drivers, but there are still some potential roadblocks to overcome for insurers. As smart windshields grow more popular, we need to think about the rising cost and complexity of repairs.

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