Gentex Corp. has begun producing an automatic dimmer for high-beam headlights for the Audi A7.
The system, called SmartBeam, uses a miniature camera and computer chip to dim a vehicle’s headlights automatically when it detects oncoming traffic.
SmartBeam is integrated into the supplier’s rearview mirror.
Gentex, which is based in Zeeland, sells auto-dimming mirrors to all major automakers. With estimated North American automotive sales of $367 million for fiscal 2010, it ranks 93rd on Automotive News’ list of the top 100 suppliers to North America.
- Auto News