How Gentex’s Two-Way Mirror may Change the way we Drive
The auto industry is on the lookout for new technology that can make driving safer and simpler. Inventions such as airbags and rear-view cameras have definitely made driving safer for those behind the wheel and pedestrians as well. Contributions such as these have undoubtedly saved countless lives and prevented thousands of injuries, accidents. and saved millions of dollars by reducing damage to vehicles. Now Gentex, the world’s top supplier of auto-dimming mirrors, is taking its mirror expertise to another level.
Gentex has developed a revolutionary new mirror that incorporates a rear-facing camera, which will eliminate blindspots, into side-view mirrors. It’s an amazing and innovative concept, that could eventually replace conventional side-view mirrors and eliminate the need for them completely. What’s unique about this new side-view mirror is that it’s a hybrid system that offers drivers the choice to turn the system off or on. Drivers can use the camera system with the digital display featured in the center of the mirror or the option turn the system off and use the mirror in the traditional fashion. This feature is useful if a problem arises with the cameras. Gentex also believes it’s good to offer consumers a choice when comes to driving. Gentex has yet to sell any of its new hybrid side-mirrors, but the company is optimistic about its future prospects.