Gentex Announces Additional Range Rover Automatic High-Beam Assist
ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - July 16, 2009) - Gentex Corporation
(NASDAQ: GNTX), the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview
mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has announced that 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. The 2010 models will be available worldwide
beginning in late summer 2009.
In addition to offering interior auto-dimming mirrors, both the Sport
and the new Discovery 4 models feature Gentex's SmartBeam High-Beam
Headlamp Assist as an option. SmartBeam 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.
"Earlier this year we announced that Land Rover had introduced
SmartBeam on its new Range Rover model, and we are very pleased to
see Land Rover expanding the availability of this active safety
technology product across its vehicle line," said Enoch Jen, Gentex
Senior Vice President.
Gentex has been shipping its SmartBeam feature to various automakers
since 2004. More than a million of these imager systems are in
operation on vehicles throughout Europe and North America, making
Gentex the leading provider of automotive-grade camera-based active
Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is an
international company that provides high-quality products to the
worldwide automotive industry and North American fire protection
market. Based in Zeeland, Michigan, the Company develops,
manufactures and markets interior and exterior automatic-dimming
automotive rearview mirrors that utilize proprietary electrochromic
technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from
trailing vehicle headlamps. Many of the mirrors are sold with
advanced electronic features, and more than 96 percent of the
Company's revenues are derived from the sale of auto-dimming mirrors
to nearly every major automaker in the world.
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