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.
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.