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National Windscreens, the UK’s largest independently owned windscreen repair and replacement specialist have announced that they will be unveiling a new 'Advanced Driver Assistance System' during this year's Commercial Vehicle Show that is taking place at the Birmingham NEC this month.

This will be the second year that National Windscreens will have exhibited at the popular event and this year the company's stand will be focusing on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. These systems include lane departure warnings, keep lane support and predictive emergency braking. and will be covering how an increasing number of vehicles are now having these technologies fitted as standard.

National Windscreens technician

National windscreens have stated that they want fleet owners to be made aware that the rise of ADAS in vehicles means that more vehicles will need camera recalibration after having their windscreens replaced.

Technical manager for National Windscreens Tim Camm has commented saying, "An increasing number of vehicles have ADAS technology fitted on the windscreen in the form of a camera and, if the glass needs replacing, it is essential that these cameras are calibrated as well or else the safety features won’t work properly and drivers could be putting themselves and other road users at risk."

"This calibration work is best done in workshop conditions and the fact we have 108 fitting centres means we are well placed to offer this service to fleet customers, with the average UK driver never more than 11 miles or 20 minutes away from a National Windscreens technician."

Camm also said that, "I will be attending the Commercial Vehicle Show so I can explain more about what ADAS means for fleet customers, many of whom we already work with and others who we hope to work with in the future. ADAS is only going to grow in popularity and a better understanding now will ensure fleet customers are fully prepared for the changes needed with their autoglazing services."

"As a company, we have already invested £1million to ensure we can offer calibration in all of our fitting centres and ensure we remain the autoglazing supplier of choice for fleets who cannot afford to have their vehicles off the road for any length of time"

National Windscreens provide autoglazing services to 95 of the UK’s top 100 HGV fleets as well as more than 32 car fleets in the FN50 car fleets, which, thanks to their award-winning software, Partscheck, means that just by entering the vehicle’s number plate, the correct windscreen glass can be found for that vehicle in 99.5% of cases, a leading industry figure, which means National Windscreens gets it right first time for the vast majority of customers.