For the first time ever, new Mustangs will come equipped with automatic dimming mirrors courtesy of the Gentex Corporation. The auto-dimming mirrors are said to automagically darken to reduce glare from the headlamps of vehicles approaching from the rear. The brighter the glare, the darker the mirrors become. This should make nighttime driving safer, as there are few things more annoying than a driver behind you with their brights on.
The Gentex mirrors are also fitted with a digital compass, and maybe other features that have yet to be released. As of now, we can only confirm that Gentex has been shipping these mirrors to Ford. These mirrors will be available as part of a Comfort Package on the Deluxe and Premium edition 2007 Mustangs.
“The Mustang has been a part of America’s heritage for over 40 years, yet this is a new program for Gentex, so we’re excited to be included on the 2007 version as the legend continues,” said Gentex Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Enoch Jen. Gentex provides approximately 95% of the world’s automakers with electronic mirrors.