JLR first to offer Gentex’s digital rear-vision system

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Gentex has announced the first OEM customer for its next-generation digital rear-vision system and its new car-to-home automation solution – Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

The Full Display Mirror (FDM) captures video from a rear-facing camera and streams the feed to the LCD-integrated mirror, providing the driver with an unobstructed view behind the vehicle. The next-generation FDM has a new frameless design with a larger, higher-resolution display, and is accompanied by a 1.7MP camera.

Gentex is now shipping FDMs to five auto makers. JLR is also the first European customer for the feature.

Meanwhile, Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles equipped with InControl Apps will be compatible with Gentex’s HomeLink Connect, an app that enables drivers to operate home automation devices from the vehicle’s infotainment touchscreen.

Up to 18 buttons can be created in the app, which will populate on the touchscreen when customers’ smartphones are plugged into the USB port. HomeLink Connect will be compatible with Android and Apple operating systems.

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