A panoramic windshield showcasing a beautiful scenic view

While cars have evolved impressively over the past few decades, we think it’s safe to say that windshields have taken the back seat when it comes to upgrades. But that seems to be finally changing.

In the past few years, experts have come up with a lot of great ideas to enhance the conventional windshield design to make them smarter and safer.

Here are the few upgrades that we’re beyond excited about.

Sleek and Stylish — Wiper-Less Windshields

This concept introduced by McLaren is a true blend of science, art, and practicality, and we can’t wait for it to become more mainstream. You’re probably wondering how they remain practical despite eliminating a functional feature like wipers.

Well, these modern wonders use ultrasonic force or sound waves to dispel moisture that comes into contact with the windshield. So, wipers aren’t really needed to keep the screen gleaming!

Sturdy and Glamorous — Sapphire Glass

Safety is a major concern when it comes to windshields. In case of a rollover, 60 percent of the structural support for the cabin comes from the windshield. And a strong windshield will keep you from flying out of your car in case of a front-end collision.

Sapphire glass contains both iron and titanium making it an extremely strong and ideal candidate for a windshield glass of the future. It’s better than gorilla glass and light enough to work well without weighing down the car like a bulletproof windscreen.

High-Tech and Futuristic — AR Screen Windshields

Augmented reality has been creeping up into most aspects of our lives in the past few years, so it makes sense to finally see it being used in your car’s windshield as well, right? It may sound exciting and somewhat distracting, but it is essentially designed to keep your eyes on the road, literally.

These smart windshields are meant to display everything from speed to GPS directions, fuel levels, music, and so on. Further innovation within this modern upgrade may be integrated laser technology which will essentially act as a safety feature to detect road threats and allow the driver to act in advance.

While all of these innovations in windshield technology sound exciting and promising, some of these ideas are still being worked upon. However, it may take a few years for others to make it into the mainstream automobile market.

So, if you’re looking to upgrade your windshield, for now, your only options may be a windshield replacement or maybe even ADAS recalibration— which in itself is fairly futuristic!

If you’re looking for an auto glass shop in Virginia to see what your options are, get in touch with us!

As an auto glass company, we provide windshield repair and replacement services, windshield pick-up services, as well as ADAS calibration services.