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Rather than focusing on the auto industry, we are going to take a look at automotive glass and what the future holds.
No matter how fast the auto industry is growing (and some of that is thanks to USMCA and Brexit), and what that means for windshields, windows, and other car glass, you can count on the windshield replacement auto glass technicians at SDR Auto Glass to assist with your ongoing auto glass needs. As technology changes, and the glass in your car becomes more and more important, you want to be sure to find a reputable windshield replacement shop that will be able to repair or replace your auto glass with professionalism.
As cars come off the assembly line with these new auto glass technologies, and aftermarket companies continue to provide consumers with custom options for their vehicle, windshields made of auto glass are becoming more and more vital to the drivers safety.
Because car glass is such an important component in all vehicles, there has also been many leaps and bounds of technological progress made in automotive glass manufacturing. It is only in recent history that new technologies such as tempered and laminated glass became readily available. Now, glass manufacturers are working to perfect and reinforce what they have almost perfected.
Soon, even low-end cars will be equipped with the aforementioned car glass technologies, making intelligent driving even more affordable.
Car glass technologies are already found in luxurious vehicles such as the Mercedes S-Class and McClaren, but it will soon become a widespread standard, accessible to mass-production. Some industry experts predict cameras, rearview mirrors, and electronic sensors will be embedded in the glass of your car in the future.
What Future of Auto Glass May Look Like
- Replace side and rear view mirrors with Compute Chip and Laser Sensors
- Make Windshields thinner and with the ability to have panoramic view
- Temperature sensors to defrost window
- Heads-up displays in the Windshield
- Internet entertainment consoles can project or be integrated with in the Windshield/Auto Glass
The CHIPS Act Will Be Awesome For The Auto Glass Industry
In a vote of 64-33 Wednesday, the Senate finally passed the CHIPS Act, a $52 billion package aimed at increasing U.S. semiconductor production. The newly signed CHIPS Act is focused mostly on increasing semiconductor production in the country, but it contains other provisions for scientific research. The majority of CHIPS is a $39 billion fund to provide subsidies to companies expanding or building new semiconductor production facilities in the United States. The White House and Department of Commerce are optimistic companies will start to announce investments in the sector should a $52 billion funding package pass.
By providing taxpayer money that should fund what the CHIPS act says, it will make sure that Americas future is made up of everyone – let’s see what happens.
CHIP Act Will Help Fund Smart Tech in Vehicles
As the funds move from the top and trickle down – windshield replacement services will have a seat at the table.
Other countries who we are in competition with, including China, Korea, and EU members, are also stepping up their chip production, with each investing tens of billions in their own chip industries. China and Taiwan, in particular, have emerged as hotbeds of semiconductor manufacturing and printed circuit board factories, and their governments are investing heavily in chip production and building the domestic sources for chemicals and tools needed to sustain a self-contained industry.
Today, only 12 percent of global chips are made in the U.S., down from around 37 percent in 1990. What the heck happened? Find out how America lost the War for Chip Manufacturing for Cheap Labor.
How did that happen? Americans have to pay attention to what is goin on politically. Like we said, with a trickle down effect all service industries will get a seat at the table – but are we getting a small plate? Looks like it.
Congress separated funding for semiconductors from other measures in the CHIPS Act funding. That is because there are many measures in the funding that don’t go to US manufacturing.
Because there are so many industries that depend on computer chips, the effects of the new legislation will extend far beyond the semiconductor industry, said Russell Harrison, acting managing director of the United States chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA), which has been consulting with policymakers about this legislation over the last several years.
The US Chamber of Commerce and politicians hope, and using a lot of money to do that, to entice suppliers of all those computer parts will be motivated to move back into the country. Why these politicians and leaders are running the country? Read about how America gave up our leadership in the world as a chip manufacturer.
The funding and tax credits are meant to stimulate more domestic chip manufacturing, but it could be years before consumers see any effects as they shop for new electronics. This means that windshield replacement companies will have to sharpen up their skills in laser calibration services – have you seen those new vehicles? They have lasers all around them.
President Joe Biden’s $280 billion CHIPS Act is the right step in the right direction toward providing leadership and semiconductor independence globally. While SDR Auto Glass is pleased President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS Act, we expect that it will take time for us to see the benefits of incentives that bring chip manufacturing back to the U.S.