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Gentex Invests in Adasky, Maker of Miniature Infrared Cameras

Gentexis a supplier of high-tech rearview mirrors, dimming glass and automotive electronics, and has invested in and cooperated with an Israeli company that created a miniature thermal camera.

Such devices can be used to improve the safety of self-driving cars and reduce accidents involving pedestrians.

Adasky was founded in Israel in 2016. Its mission is to bring to market an affordable thermal imaging camera that fills the gap left by sensors in autonomous driving systems. His one camera, provided by Adasky, is less than two inches long, but can “see” up to 984 feet beyond the vehicle and classify organisms more than 650 feet away, according to the company. .

The camera is shutterless and does not need to be readjusted as weather, light or road conditions change.

Gentex CEO Steve Downing said in a statement on Monday: “Over the past few years, we have invested heavily in our sensing capabilities, and ADASKY technology is a perfect complement to our existing suite of sensing products. was.

Gentex spokesman Craig Piersma said the camera can be paired with the company’s full display mirror, which uses the camera to project live video onto the vehicle’s rearview mirror.

He estimates that the first product from the collaboration could hit the market as early as two years. Piersma said Gentex could potentially mass-produce the camera.

The Gentex and Adasky teams will do their engineering work in Israel.

Gentex, headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, was number 88. car news2022 list of the world’s top 100 supplierswith sales to automakers of $1.69 billion in 2021. Gentex Invests in Adasky, Maker of Miniature Infrared Cameras

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