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All of us here at Cascade Collision Repair want you to know we care deeply for the well-being of our customers and employees. In an effort to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19,we are taking the following measures:

  1. Office employees wear face masks and production employees wear their respirators or face masks.
  2. Disinfect high touch areas in every stage as well as clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle prior to delivery.
  3. Keys are disinfected when received and prior to delivery, gloves are worn, and hands are washed frequently when handling keys.
  4. Practice social distancing by meeting customers outside for drop off and delivery. (Walk-in estimates are still offered those who prefer to do business in person.) If you do not want to come inside, please call our office upon arrival. Lehi-(801)919-8597, Provo-(801)396-8303, Orem-(801)406-8469, Park City-(435)214-1834
  5. Encourage customers who call in for estimates to submit photos online through our website www.cascadecollision.com/quote. We can also text or email a link for customers to enter their contact information and submit photos. Estimates will be written within one business day, at the latest.
  6. Payments can be made over the phone or through an email link and insurance checks can be collected outside prior to delivery if preferred.
  7. Communication with customers is handled by phone, text, or email. Customers who wish to have in person conversations are always welcome inside.
  8. Pick-up and delivery options are available for those who want their car repaired but don’t want to leave their homes.
  9. Require employees to go home if they don’t feel well, even if symptoms are unrelated to the Coronavirus.
  10. Providing all employees the option to work from home whose positions allow them to do so.

We understand the seriousness of this virus and are trying as best we know how to do our part in helping our customers, employees, and vendors remain safe and healthy. As a small business, we hope you will keep your appointment. We would love the opportunity to do everything we can to make the repair process as seamless and convenient for you as possible.


Sincerely,

Cascade Collision Repair

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016
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5 New Car Innovations Coming Soon

From safety and entertainment, to comfort and usability, these five soon-to-come car innovations will forever change the face of the automobile industry.

In 1939, the Batmobile stunned comic-readers with futuristic features and make-believe mechanisms that helped the notorious super hero fight crime and save the world. Fast forward 77 years, and these once unfathomable characteristics are now helping soccer-moms conquer after-school pick-ups, businessmen multitask en route to meetings, and families travel cross-country in comfort and safety.

With state-of-the-art technology rapidly advancing the entertainment, safety, usefulness, and comfort of modern vehicles, it won’t be long before every car on the road is of superpower status. These five soon-to-come car innovations will forever change the face of the automobile industry.

1.  V2V and V2I

Cars the communicate not only with each other, but also with the road, will make a huge impact on the safety of vehicle travel. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) is currently being tested by manufacturers like Ford, where engineers are using wireless signals to send vital information back and forth between cars. Studies show that this V2V technology has the potential to reduce 79 percent of target vehicle crashes on the road.

Similarly, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication will allow cars on the road to communicate with things like road signs, traffic signals, etc., to ultimately provide information to the car about safety issues and road conditions. Again, reports show that this V2I technology could reduce vehicle crashes by 81 percent.

2.  Augmented Reality Dashboard

Cars already benefit from GPS and in-car displays. However, in the coming years car will be able to identify external objects and display vital information on the windshield to the driver. These displays are called Augmented Reality dashboards (AR) and will have the capability to identify objects in front of the vehicle and tell the driver how far away they are from certain objects. Also, this AR display will overlay information safely on top of what the driver is seeing in real life as not to impeded on visual safety.

3.  External Airbags

Studies have proven the effectiveness of internal airbags. Now, engineers are experimenting with airbags that inflate outside the vehicle to help protect the car and pedestrians on the moment of impact. Cameras and radars located throughout the car will detect when a collision was imminent and send a signal to the large airbags located under the rocker panels on the sides of the vehicle. Once signaled, these airbags will inflate outward and upward all within the timespan of 30 milliseconds. Tests have shown that these external airbags can reduce the impact on a vehicle’s interior by nearly 35 percent.

4.  Smart Headlights

Automakers are establishing a generation of “smart” headlights that have the capability to automatically adjust brightness or direction depending on current road and weather conditions. These laser high beams will illuminate the road for up to one-third of a mile – which is twice the range of current LED high-beam headlights.

5.  Energy-storing Body Panels

Exxon Mobil predicts that half of all new car coming off the production line will be some form of hybrid by 2040. And while this is great for environmental sustainability, the biggest problem with current hybrids is the battery; it’s bulky and heavy. However, with energy-storing body panels made from polymer fiber and carbon resin, these soon-to-come batteries will reduce the car’s weight by almost 15 percent. They’ll capture energy produced by technology like regenerative braking, or when plugged in overnight.

 

These are just five of the innovations we can expect to see rise in the auto-tech industry in years to come. With hundreds more on this list, and thousands more to come, it will only be a matter of time before Batmobile-esque cars fill our streets.