Gentex Corporation, the US-based manufacturer of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based driver-assist systems for the automotive industry, has announced that its auto-dimming rearview mirrors are available on the Opel and Vauxhall 2012 Astra GTC, Zafira Tourer, and Ampera. The Astra GTC and Zafira Tourer also offer the SmartBeam high-beam assist system.
Gentex Corporation has announced automotive mirror business with Hyundai/Kia, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Ford. It is shipping its Rear Camera Display (RCD) mirror for 10 additional Hyundai/Kia vehicle models, supplying auto-dimming rearview mirrors with SmartBeam® for a new Peugeot family sedan, and shipping auto-dimming mirrors for the 2011 Ford Explorer and Escape.
Gentex said it is supplying auto-dimming mirrors with advanced electronic features, including the company’s proprietary SmartBeam® High-Beam Headlamp Assist system, for the 2010 BMW X1, a compact sport utility vehicle that will be available in European markets this autumn.
Gentex Corporation said it is providing auto-dimming interior rear-view mirrors for the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi (pronounced “Kee-Zah-Shee”), Suzuki’s first entry into the all-wheel-drive sport sedan segment.
Gentex said it is supplying auto-dimming mirrors with advanced electronic features, including the company’s proprietary SmartBeam® High-Beam Headlamp Assist system, for the 2010 BMW X1, a compact sport utility vehicle.
Gentex Corporation said it is supplying auto-dimming mirrors with its Automatic High-Beam Assist (SmartBeam) feature for the 2010 Range Rover Sport and Discovery 4 sport utility vehicles, which are due for worldwide availability in late summer 2009. The optional SmartBeam High-Beam Headlamp Assist uses a miniature camera-on-a-chip combined with algorithmic decision making to automatically turn a vehicle’s high beams on and off according to surrounding traffic conditions. The system is designed to maximize a vehicle’s forward lighting and to eliminate the repetitive and sometimes burdensome task of turning the high beams on and off.