That's basically the idea as stated for the semi since there's a cottage industry of semi windhield repairs that exists soleley because it's illegal in most states for a semi to have any windshield damage. When I had to get my F350 windshield replaced due to a growing crack it was almost $500, and it still got chipped the following week by a gravel truck. Will be worth the front end Costa if it works as advertised.-------------------
I am not worried about specks or scratches.
I want fewer cracking incidents that cause replacement.
Yes, the Tesla Armor glass is not bullet-proof or 100% perfectly un-crackable.
BUT if it reduces the times I have to replace a cracked windshield that would be huge savings.
Everyday there is a truck spilling gravel or other stuff on to vehicles behind it.
Maybe with previous windshields specks and scratches have high probability of expanding to cracks.Specks and scratches cause cracks. Can't crack if it doesn't speck. And most repairs are for stars and flecks anyhow.
Yes, exactly.That's basically the idea as stated for the semi since there's a cottage industry of semi windshield repairs that exists solely because it's illegal in most states for a semi to have any windshield damage. When I had to get my F350 windshield replaced due to a growing crack it was almost $500, and it still got chipped the following week by a gravel truck. Will be worth the front end Costa if it works as advertised.
I also seem to remember Musky claiming that the armor glass is actually bullet proof too, but he glossed over it. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I completely agree, Elon never said the glass was bulletproof. But I understand why some people may have inferred it is based on:No, Elon never said the glass would be bullet resistant/proof.
Armor glass was tested. Armor Glass failed the balls of steel test. How did Armor Glass legend grow to hunkd of concrete hurled by
100% agree with Alan.If the objective was to keep the hard-thrown steel balls from penetrating the glass, it was not a fail.
I looked for crashes involving debris from trucks and was surprised by the high frequency. Kids throwing rocks/bricks get tons of attention while all the accidents & death from unmaintained trucks continue decade after decade. Even when warned that there would be inspections, 20% of trucks still had serious issues found that caused police to demand truck to be immediately taken out of service.I hope the armor glass is more resistant to abrasion and cracks, but even if it isn't I'll be satisfied knowing I have a more robust window to deflect hard objects. Two stories to drive the point home:
First story - Several years ago near my home town, a piece of a truck's brake broke off on the highway, bounced across the median and struck the windshield of an oncoming car. The steel easily penetrated the windshield and the driver (a young mother) was killed. Imagine that, one second you're driving down the highway minding your own business and the next second you are dead!