Materials & Lightweighting

13 Suppliers Take Home PACE Innovation Awards

Lightweighting applications to advanced communications and improved visibility

Car/Ride Sharing

Gentex Brings Smoke Detector Expertise to Cars

Supplier returns to its roots to enhance new mobility services


Gentex, Aston Martin Concept Takes Integrated Approach to Rear Vision

When you’re driving a super-expensive supercar, maybe you want something more than just traditional sideview mirrors. Gentex and Aston Martin are testing a new approach that provides camera-based views too.


NHTSA to Test Swapping Cameras for Mirrors

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will finally begin to test the safety of replacing traditional rearview mirrors with cameras.


Gentex Hikes Outlook as Sales Rise

Gentex Corp. reports that its second-quarter revenue rose 3% to $469 million—even though vehicle auto output fell 8% worldwide—because of a richer product mix.


Gentex’s Fourth-Quarter Earnings Fall 19%

Mirror supplier Gentex Corp. saw its net income drop 19% to $106 million in October-December as revenue dipped 1% to $453 million.


Gentex Quarterly Profit Jumps 23%

Electronic rearview mirror supplier Gentex Corp. reports its net earnings climbed to $111 million in the third quarter from $90 million in the same period last year.


Audi e-tron to Get Integrated Toll Transponder

Audi AG’s upcoming all-electric e-tron crossover vehicle will feature an electronic toll-payment transponder built into the rearview mirror.


JCI Ponders Future of Its Battery Business

Johnson Controls International plc says it is conducting a strategic review of its $7.3 billion-per-year battery business that could lead to a sale or spinoff.


Audi Cars to Pay the Toll in U.S.

Beginning later this year, Audi AG will begin offering a wireless toll management system on select models sold in the U.S.


Gentex Buys Stake in “Smart-Home” Startup

Electronic mirror maker Gentex Corp. has led a $5 million financing round for Yonomi Inc., a 5-year-old startup dedicated to developing smart-home technologies.

Magna Launches Rearview Mirror/Camera

Magna International Inc. is introducing a video camera-based rearview mirror system to enhance visibility.


Gentex Expands Toll Payment System Across N. America

Zeeland, Mich.-based Gentex Corp. has begun offering its Integrated Toll Module (ITM) in Canada and Mexico in addition to the U.S., where the system was launched last year.


Gentex Posts 22% Gain in First-Quarter Profit

Gentex Corp. reports its first-quarter revenue rose 12% to $454 million, and net earnings surged 22% to $98 million.


Gentex Reports Double-Digit Gains in Sales, Income

Vehicle mirror-maker Gentex Corp.’s third-quarter revenue rose 10% to $430 million, and net income climbed 18% to $92 million.


Sales, Profits Up for Gentex

Gentex Corp. reports its first-quarter revenue rose 10% to $406 million, and net earnings grew 4% to $80 million.

Suppliers Recognized for Lightweight Innovations in PACE Awards

The winners of this year’s PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) for product innovation include 11 suppliers from six countries.


GM Recognizes Five Suppliers for Innovation

As part of its annual Supplier of the Year awards, General Motors Co. has recognized five companies for their product innovation: Autoneum Holding, Delphi Automotive, Delta Electronics, Fanuc and Gentex.


GM Cleared to Use Camera-Based Rearview Mirror

A new video camera-based interior rearview mirror from General Motors Co. meets federal requirements as long as it can switch between modes that allow it to act like a conventional mirror, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Rear-View Video Display to Bow on Caddy CT6

General Motors Co.’s all-new Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan will be the first vehicle to offer a streaming high-definition rear-view video camera when it bows next spring.

PACE Award Nominees Announced

Automotive News has announced the list of finalists for the 2016 PACE Awards (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence). The group includes 28 technologies from 21 different suppliers in seven countries.


Apple Hires a Tesla Engineer

A senior engineer from Tesla Motors Inc. has moved to Apple Inc.'s team of automated driving experts, Reuters reports.


Net Profit Slips at Gentex

Gentex Corp., the global supplier of self-dimming rearview mirrors, hiked second-quarter revenue 12% to $379 million even though global production of the light vehicles that use them declined 1%.

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