The market for auto glass has boomed in recent years.
The technology has been used in cars for decades, and is used in consumer electronics, aircraft and even automobiles.
But now, with the arrival of smart glass, auto glass can help keep drivers safer and make the world more safe for people, according to a report by the automotive industry’s trade group.
The industry’s report found that the number of deaths caused by auto glass rose to 1.2 million in 2020 from 1.1 million in 2019.
The number of injuries caused by glass in the U.S. fell to 10,865 in 2020, the same number it had in 2019, from 10,935 in 2019 to 10.7 million in 2021.
The report also found that, from 2017 to 2020, vehicle accidents and injuries declined at a slower pace than overall car accident and injury rates.
That trend has continued since then, with auto glass sales increasing at a rate of 4.9% annually between 2019 and 2021.
“We believe the automotive glass market will continue to grow, and continue to benefit from advances in the technology,” says Brian McNeill, the trade group’s president and CEO.
The group predicts that auto glass will account for up to 25% of all glass sold by 2020.
The trade group said that auto-glass sales were expected to rise from around $1.4 billion in 2019 (compared with $1 billion in 2016) to $2.6 billion in 2020.
In addition, the group expects that by 2020, sales of auto-glasses will grow to $7 billion, up from $4.4 million in 2017.
In 2020, auto-part sales are projected to rise to $6.9 billion, from $5.4 in 2019; and auto-service sales are expected to grow to about $1 trillion from $1,050 billion in 2017, the report said.
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