Ford selects Gentex SmartBeam® for ’13 Taurus
Gentex Corporation announced that its SmartBeam® high-beam lighting assist system will be available on the 2013 Ford Taurus Limited and SHO models. The vehicles will go on sale in North America in the spring of 2012.
SmartBeam is integrated into Gentex auto-dimming rearview mirrors that automatically sense glare from the headlamps of rearward approaching vehicles, and dim in proportion to the amount of glare detected, preserving the driver’s forward vision.
SmartBeam optimizes forward visibility by automating high-beam usage, which allows drivers to better identify and react to potential hazards in the road ahead. “With SmartBeam, the repetitive task of manually turning the high beams on and off is eliminated, allowing the driver to better concentrate on the road and prevent blinding oncoming traffic,” said Gentex senior vice president Mark Newton.
“More and more automakers are adopting technology that improves forward lighting, and we are excited to be working with Ford on bringing SmartBeam to more of their products.”
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