For any given vehicle in development, there are multiple suppliers providing multiple sensors that often need to meet multiple performance specifications. In addition, all of these sensors need to fit on the same windscreen without impeding driver vision.
This growing windscreen management challenge has been quite beneficial for Gentex Corporation, the US-based supplier of automatic-dimming mirrors and advanced electronic products for the worldwide automotive industry.
For example, Gentex helped Volvo Car Corporation engineer a custom windscreen- and mirror-integrated sensor cluster that houses rain, infrared and humidity sensors, a multipurpose camera, and components related to Volvo’s City Safety collision avoidance system. In addition, Gentex supplies an interior auto-dimming mirror with compass and humidity sensor features.