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Gentex Highlights New Acquisitions in Automotive Surveillance Demonstration at CES 2022


Gentex is once again showcasing its driver and cabin monitoring solutions at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. In doing so, the company is specifically trying to highlight some of the new tech that it has added to its portfolio since the last CES in person in 2020.

In this regard, Gentex acquired Guardian Optical Technologies in September 2021 and Vaporsens in January of the same year. Guardian is the developer of a high-resolution computer vision camera capable of detecting micro-vibrations and the infrared spectrum, while Vaporsens is best known for its chemical sensing technology capable of analyzing air quality.

Both technologies will be showcased in the booth surveillance demonstration that will serve as the centerpiece of the Gentex booth at CES. The Guardian offering, in particular, can assess the gestures and behavior of everyone in the cab and uses head and gaze tracking technology to detect signs of drowsiness and distraction in the driver. These safety features have been integrated into a complete connected car system that can also be used for video calls or taking a selfie in the car. Genetex hopes such systems will ultimately help pave the way for self-driving cars.

“Monitoring of the driver and vehicle occupants is becoming increasingly important as we progress through the levels of driving automation,” said Gentex Vice President and CTO Neil Boehm. “We are designing a comprehensive and scalable platform based on robust sensor fusion techniques that will allow us to provide functionality for today’s vehicles as well as transitional and fully autonomous vehicles.”

Other products that will be on display at the Gentex booth include the company’s dimmable mirrors and windows, the full-screen rearview mirror with integrated camera, and an upgraded Integrated Toll Module (ITM) that can be used to supplement in -car payments. The ITM was originally designed for tolls, but Gentex is partnering with PayByCar to extend the payment utility to gas stations and other locations. Gentex has demonstrated iris-based driver identification technologies at previous CES events.

Gentex merchandise is on display at Booth # 6327 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The CES itself will run until January 7.

January 6, 2022 – by Eric Weiss