Blog: Dave LeggettAutomatically dimming mirrors

Dave Leggett | 10 March 2004

I've just found out that Gentex has begun shipping its automatically dimming rear-view mirrors to Peugeot for fitment to the new 407. They adjust automatically to glare, darkening as the light becomes more intense. What a great idea. This could be one of those 'new things' that really catches on. A small thing perhaps, but being partially blinded by (increasing numbers of) Xenon headlamps and high-mounted headlamps on trucks is one of those little things that makes night-time driving more stressful than it might otherwise be. I reckon these could really catch on - if they work as well as the manufacturer maintains. I wonder how much they cost to the OEM compared with manual dimmers? 

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