VMs back Auto Windscreens

Auto Windscreens has received official backing for its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) solution from leading manufacturers, Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen Group UK.

Auto Windscreens has invested in building partnerships with manufacturers to combat issues around ADAS. It claims to have developed a unique relationship with them to ensure any vehicle incorporating ADAS is fitted with an OEM windscreen and is recalibrated by their dealers. This ensures manufacturer warranties remain intact.

Rupert Armitage, Auto Windscreens’ managing director, said, ‘There is no doubt that there has been much discussion about how to best tackle ADAS windscreens but manufacturers are clear on their stance on the usage of OEM glass and authorised repairers being their preferred approach.

‘We expect other vehicle producers to issue similar statements, as we have seen from their US counterparts.’

Mazda, Toyota and VW have all backed Auto Windscreens approach to market.

In a statement Mazda said, ‘In the interest of best practice Mazda UK has worked with Auto Windscreens to implement a process whereby its installation teams work hand-in-hand with the UK Mazda dealer network, using only genuine Mazda windscreen glass and systematically involving Mazda technicians when front cameras require post-replacement recalibration.’

Toyota GB stated, ‘The only Toyota approved method of calibration is to use Toyota Special Service Tools and Toyota’s Repair Manual. For this reason we have partnered with Auto Windscreens, to ensure all Toyota Safety Sense systems are calibrated according to Toyota’s standards.’

Auto Windscreens currently works with over 4,000 vehicle manufacturer dealerships.