Gentex Corporation has announced that it is shipping auto-dimming interior rearview mirrors with its Rear Camera Display (RCD) Mirror on four 2010 Kia Motors models.
The Kia sport-utility Sorento, full-size passenger car Opirus, compact car Forte (replacing the Spectra) and the sub-compact car Morning will all offer the Gentex RCD Mirror on various trim levels in the Korean market.
The auto-dimming RCD Mirror contains a liquid crystal display (LCD) that works with a video camera mounted at the rear of the vehicle to provide a view directly behind the vehicle while backing up.
When the vehicle is shifted into “reverse”, a display appears automatically through the auto-dimming mirror‘s reflective surface. The display disappears when the vehicle is shifted into any other gear, a capability that is made possible utilizing Gentex’s “transflective” coating and lighting techniques, which result in a bright, high-resolution color image.