Munic AI tech to support launch of world-first windshield breakage detection device

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A new windshield breakage detection solution that could halve glass maintenance costs is launching with the help of AI technology from Munic.

The Jack windshield-mounted device detects impacts and analyses the severity and location data; according to Jack, it could halve glass maintenance costs

Said to be a world-first, the Jack windshield-mounted device detects impacts, analyses the severity and location data from each impact using proprietary cloud-based machine learning algorithms, and then notifies the vehicle owner or insurer in real-time.

This enables proactive repair maintenance that could reduce costs by 50% or more.

Jack – part of AGC Automotive Europe – is launching the solution in both the US and Europe, supported by the Munic.io device.

This enables the device to diagnose thousands of vehicle data sources, ensuring effective predictive maintenance for Jack’s customers. The partnership also brings access to a range of Munic.io partner services including tyre replacement and bodyshop repair specialists.

Jack has opted for Munic’s OBD-II dongles and the C4Max device to streamline the service for its customers. The devices are plugged and powered straight by the car; meaning there’s no requirement to communicate via the app.

Both devices are powered by the Edge computing engine and the Munic.io cloud platform, which collects, processes, stores and distributes the real-time data of millions of vehicles in the field.

Nicolas Chorine, CEO of Jack, said: “We want to give the end user a more embedded experience and the Munic.io solution enables us to do that. In addition, the range of solutions delivered by Munic.io partners and integrated with Jack provides our customers with a wealth of options when it comes to predictive maintenance and fast repair.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news - or gossip.