When horseless carriages first came on the scene in the late 1800s, none had a windshield to protect the occupants. In fact, the first autos were largely open vehicles. Sometimes, these autos had canopies to partially shield occupants from the elements. It didn’t take long, however, for drivers and passengers to realize that they needed protection from the wind while traveling down roads at speeds higher than the normal pace of horses. In this article, we will cover some of the highlights that helped develop the windshield as a primary safety feature that you can see in today’s modern day vehicles. Click through to read more.