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Gentex transforms rear-view mirror into high-tech vision system

Bruce Nunnally

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DETROIT -- Gentex Corp. is broadening its role from a traditional Michigan-based auto parts maker to a supplier of high-tech vision systems that eventually could be integrated into self-driving cars.

General Motors will be the first automaker to use a new rear-view mirror developed by Gentex, on the 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan. The car goes on sale early next year and the mirror will be offered at extra cost.

At the flip of a switch, the full display mirror converts into a video display that provides a panoramic view behind the vehicle.

Called the Gentex Full Display Mirror, it incorporates a rear camera and software that transforms a prosaic piece of hardware into a platform for more advanced safety technology, marketing director Craig Piersma said.

Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20150918/OEM10/150919793/gentex-transforms-rear-view-mirror-into-high-tech-vision-system


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