Research shows that during nighttime driving, headlight glare from the vehicles traveling behind you can be blinding. Even after the glare is removed, an after-image remains on the eye's retina that creates a blind spot for the driver. This phenomenon, known as the Troxler Effect, postpones driver reaction time by up to 1.4 seconds. At 60 mph, a car will travel over 123 feet in this amount of time. Gentex auto-dimming mirrors make nighttime driving safer by detecting glare and automatically dimming to protect driver vision.
With Gentex's recent purchase of HomeLink®, all of your HomeLink options -- from mirror to module -- are available under one roof. HomeLink has been seamlessly integrated into the Gentex automatic-dimming mirror, giving drivers the ability to operate a wide variety of garage doors, estate gates, home security systems, lighting, interior electronics and appliances. The three-button interface is located as an easy-to-install module, or the base of the rearview mirror for a convenient, battery-free, programmable solution that eliminates the need for traditional clip-on transponders. HomeLink is a registered trademark of Gentex Corporation.
Gentex is the leading supplier of mirror-based displays. The mirror has proven to be the choice location to display driver information, such as rear camera display (RCD), compass, temperature, and much more. The mirror offers a common location across all vehicles as it optimizes space for emerging technology.
Gentex is on the leading edge of telematics development with both OEMs and other suppliers for many years. The mirror has proven to be the choice location for the buttons and indicators of telematic systems. Since every vehicle has a mirror, the mirror offers a common location across all vehicles. The visibility of the mirror provides great brand recognition of any telematics system and the position provides easy access to the buttons in the case of an emergency.
Gentex is a leading automotive supplier for microphones. These microphones are designed specifically to support hands-free and voice recognition systems. With superior acoustical performance and a design that rejects airflow coming from the vehicle defroster, our solution exceeds all performance requirements. Our mirror-based solution optimizes space and allows for a quick implementation across many vehicle types.
Our ambient lighting products are positioned to illuminate the center console area without hampering the driver's vision. Interior lighting is important for passenger activities or when looking for items in the center console. All Gentex lighting solutions are LED based to ensure long life and quality performance. Positioning the maplights in the mirror optimizes the space in a vehicle and reduces potential distractions to the driver during passenger activities.