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Automotive mirrors feature

27 January 2011

Tomorrow’s car rearview mirrors will feature fog sensing/signalling modules, gas sensing, occupant sensing, sign detection, and pedestrian detection. While more and more features are being packed into rearview mirrors, embedded camera technology is developing quickly. Matthew Beecham reviews some trends in the rearview mirror market.


Johnson Controls turns heads with its strong fourt

25 January 2010

The news last Friday morning had a lot of people talking. Johnson Controls beat Wall Street’s expectations with its fourth-quarter earnings, the first in a series of announcements that is expected, over the coming days, to produce a number of strong financial results for suppliers. In North America, 2010 will be a case of the “haves” and the “have-nots”, according to SupplierBusiness.


Review of rearview mirrors

8 December 2008

Next time you look at your rearview mirror, take a second look. It could incorporate a number of different features. Matthew Beecham reports on how the humble rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module.


Rearview mirrors feature

1 June 2007

The rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module. Compasses, temperature displays, remote keyless entry receivers, trip function displays, telematics capabilities, and microphones are all typical of the added value functions found in today’s mirrors. Matthew Beecham looks back on some of the latest innovations

Latest interviews


Q&A with Flabeg on rearview mirrors

16 September 2010

In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Martin Kölbel, senior key account manager for Flabeg Holding GmbH about the company’s rearview mirrors.


Q&A with Gentex

9 September 2010

In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Connie Hamblin, corporate secretary and vice president, investor relations and corporate communications, Gentex Corp, about the company’s Rear Camera Display and SmartBeam products and what else we can expect to see packaged into the rearview mirror.


Q&A with Gentex

4 January 2006

In an exclusive interview with just-auto.com, Matthew Beecham talked with Garth Deur, CEO, Gentex Corporation about the company’s auto-dimming rearview mirrors and other promising technologies.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Gentex launches automotive rear vision system

11 January 2017

On 5 January 2017 at CES, Gentex Corporation launched a new three-camera rear vision system that streams rear video – in multiple composite views – to a rearview-mirror-integrated display. The Company believes it’s the industry’s first...


just-auto Plus only Gentex launches automotive biometric system at CES

11 January 2017

On 5 January 2017 at CES, Gentex Corporation launched a new vehicle-based biometric identification system that authenticates the driver and delivers customised security, comfort and convenience features. The system can also be used to help secure and enhance...


Gentex Q3 net income up 18%

21 October 2016

Gentex Corporation has reported financial results for the three months ended September 30 that show healthy rises to net income, operating profit and revenue.


Gentex records Q2 net sales up 12% to EU$424m

26 July 2016

Gentex has posted Q2 net sales of US$424m, up 12%, largely driven by a 13% quarter to quarter increase in auto-dimming mirror unit shipments as well as overall light vehicle production rises.


just-auto Plus only Gentex global Q2 2016 net sales up 12%

25 July 2016

Gentex the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, dimmable aircraft windows, and fire protection products, on 22 July 2016 reported financial results for the three months ended 30 June...


just-auto Plus only Gentex US declares increased quarterly cash dividend

20 May 2016

Gentex, the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, dimmable aircraft windows, and fire protection products, on 19 May 2016, reported that its board of directors approved an increase in its...


just-auto Plus only Gentex Q1 2016 global net sales up 10%

26 April 2016

Gentex Corporation, the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, dimmable aircraft windows, and fire protection products, today reported financial results for the three months ended March...


just-auto Plus only Gentex US wins a PACE award for innovative rear vision system

15 April 2016

Gentex Corporation, the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automatic-dimming rear-view mirrors, automotive electronics, dimmable aircraft windows, and fire protection products, was named a 2016 Automotive News PACE Award winner at an awards ceremony on 11...


just-auto Plus only Gentex US net income up by 10% in 2015

1 February 2016

Gentex, the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, dimmable aircraft windows, and fire protection products, today, 28 January 2016, reported financial results for the Q4 and calendar year...


just-auto Plus only Gentex and TransCore partner to provide vehicle-integrated tolling solution

5 January 2016

Gentex Corporation and TransCore are teaming up to provide auto manufacturers with a vehicle-integrated tolling solution that enables motorists to drive on all US toll roads without a traditional toll tag on the windshield. Currently more than 75% of new car...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex net sales up 11% to of US$389.8m in Q3/2015

26 October 2015

Gentex net sales for the third quarter ended 30 September 2015 was up 11% to US$389.82m compared with $350.91m in the same period year ago. Income from operations was up 12.65% to $116.26m compared with $103.2m. Income before Income Taxes was up 11.6% to...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex named in Industry Week’s top manufacturers list

9 September 2015

Gentex has been named one of Industry Week magazine's top manufacturers. The IndustryWeek 50 Best US Manufacturers is IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturers. IW compiles the list by ranking America's largest public...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex announces management changes

23 June 2015

Gentex has announced that the company's senior vice president and corporate secretary, Mark Newton is leaving the company for personal reasons and resigning his seat on the company's board of directors effective immediately. "Mark has been on the leadership...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex net income up 12.57% to US$77.18m in Q1/2015

23 April 2015

Gentex net sales for the first quarter 2015 have increased 9.89% to US$368.94m compared with $335.74m in the corresponding period in the previous year. Income from operations rose 10.84% to $107.71m from $97.18m. Its income before Income Taxes was up 6.61% to...


Gentex net income up 29%

29 January 2015

Gentex's net sales for fourth quarter ended 31 December 2014 were up 7.23% to US$350.41m compared with $326.77m in the same period in 2013.


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex to display Full Display Mirror at 2015 CES in Las Vegas

18 December 2014

Gentex has introduced all-new Full Display Mirror, an intelligent rear vision system. When it comes to driving safety, seeing what is behind you in the rearview mirror is critical. However, current design trends are yielding vehicles with small rear windows...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex announces two-for-one stock split, repurchases shares worth US$20m

8 December 2014

Gentex has announced a two-for-one stock split effected in the form of a 100% common stock dividend entitling each shareholder of record to receive one additional share of common stock for each outstanding share of the company's common stock, par value US$0.06...


Gentex posts net income up 30% to US$72m

24 October 2014

Gentex has posted net income for the third quarter of 2014 up 30% to US$72m, compared with net income of US$56m in the third quarter of 2013.3.


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex net sales up 22% to of US$350.9m in Q3/2014

24 October 2014

Gentex has reported financial results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2014. For the third quarter of 2014, the company reported net sales of US$350.9m, which were up 22% compared to net sales of $288.6m for the third quarter of 2013. The gross profit...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex’ net sales up 17.9% to US$338.4m in Q2/2014

24 July 2014

Gentex' net sales for the second quarter ended 30 June 2014 was up 17.9% to US$338.4m compared with $287m in the year ago period. Income from operations of the firm was up 39.4% to $99.8m compared with $71.6m. Income before income taxes was up 37% to $105.6m...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex net sales up 25% to US$335.7m in Q1/2014

24 April 2014

Gentex Corporation's net sales for the first quarter of 2014 were up 25% to US$335.7m compared with $269.5m in the same quarter of 2013. Income from operations increased 52.2% to $97.2bn. Net income was $68.6m, up 51% compared with $45.4m in the first quarter...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex net income for 2013 up 32.23% to US$222.93m

30 January 2014

Gentex net sales for fourth quarter ended 31 December 2013 was up 25.51% to US$326.77m compared to $260.35m in Q4 2012. Its income from operations for the period was up 77.7% to $95.64m compared with $53.82m in 2012. The company's income before income taxes...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex Q3 net income up 33% year on year to US$55.5m

23 October 2013

Gentex net sales for the third quarter of 2013 increased 8% to US$288.6m as compared with $268.2m in 2012. Income from operations increased 28% to $73.6m as compared with $57.6m in 2012. Income before income taxes was up by 31.3% to $81m as compared with...


Gentex Q2 net income up 27.79% to $52.1m

29 July 2013

Gentex second quarter net sales increased 2.40% to US$286.97m compared to $280.26m in the second quarter of 2012; while its half yearly sales fell 2.54% year over year to $556.47m from $570.96m. The company's income from operations for the quarter reflected an increase of 24.5% to $71.6m from $57.51m, meanwhile its income from operations for the first half increased 10.11% to $135.4m from $123.01m.


Johnson Controls books double-digit increase in Q3

19 July 2013

Johnson Controls reported fiscal Q3 net income of US$571m, up 32% over last year. Revenues increased by 2%, to $10.8bn. Earnings per share were $0.83 compared with $0.63.


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex to acquire Johnson Controls’ HomeLink business

19 July 2013

Gentex announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Johnson Controls' HomeLink business. "HomeLink is a strategic and welcome addition to our portfolio of automotive products," said Gentex chairman of the board and chief executive officer Fred...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex names Steve Downing as CFO

23 May 2013

Gentex has named Steve Downing, previously the company's vice president commercial management, as its new chief financial officer and vice president finance. Downing is a summa cum laude graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science degree in...


Gentex’s Q1 net income declines 1.9% to US$45.4m

26 April 2013

Gentex's net sales for the first quarter of 2013 decreased by 7% to US$269.5m compared with $290.7m in the first quarter of 2012.


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex’s Q4 net income dips 2% to US$39.6m

29 January 2013

Gentex's net sales for the fourth quarter of 2012 were flat at US$260.3m compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. For 2012, the company's net sales increased by 7% to $1.1bn compared with $1bn for 2011. The gross profit margin increased on a sequential basis...


just-auto Plus only US: Gentex’s Q3 net income down 4% to US$41.9m

25 October 2012

Gentex today (23 October) reported financial results for the third quarter and first nine months ended 30 September 2012. The company also announced that the board of directors has authorised an additional four million shares for repurchase under the existing...

Gentex news

just-auto Plus only Gentex launches automotive rear vision system

11 January 2017

On 5 January 2017 at CES, Gentex Corporation launched a new three-camera rear vision system that...


just-auto Plus only Gentex launches automotive biometric system at CES

11 January 2017

On 5 January 2017 at CES, Gentex Corporation launched a new vehicle-based biometric identificatio...


Gentex Q3 net income up 18%

21 October 2016

Gentex Corporation has reported financial results for the three months ended September 30 that sh...


Gentex records Q2 net sales up 12% to EU$424m

26 July 2016

Gentex has posted Q2 net sales of US$424m, up 12%, largely driven by a 13% quarter to quarter inc...


just-auto Plus only Gentex global Q2 2016 net sales up 12%

25 July 2016

Gentex the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive automatic-dimming rearview mirrors,...


just-auto Plus only Gentex US declares increased quarterly cash dividend

20 May 2016

Gentex, the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive automatic-dimming rearview mirrors...



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