Full Display Mirror
2016 - PACE Award Winner
What: Rearview mirror displays video images
Innovation: A Gentex-designed rearview mirror displays a video image of the road behind the vehicle, eliminating blind spots. It can be used as a conventional automatic-dimming mirror, or with the flick of a switch it activates a liquid crystal display that provides an unobstructed and expanded rear view.
First Customer: Cadillac
Judge's Citation: The Gentex Full Display Mirror (FDM) is an intelligent rear vision system using a custom, externally mounted camera and a mirror-integrated video display to optimize a vehicle's rearward view. The Gentex FDM is an important advancement in rear vision safety offering 300 percent more vision than an ordinary mirror and provides bi-modal functionality. The Gentex system is the first and only hybrid FDM. With the flip of a switch, the mirror goes from a standard mirror mode and enters a display mode and a clear, bright LCD display appears through the mirror's reflective surface. Additionally, during nighttime driving, digital light sensors interact with each other to automatically darken the mirror when glare is detected.
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