During the CMS’s development, Aston Martin directed the styling and engineering while Gentex integrated the system’s cameras, image-processing software and mirror-integrated display. The door mirrors were created by Gentex and mirror supplier Lumatech.
Gentex chief technology officer Neil Boehm said: “The solution that Aston Martin chose is a hybrid CMS technology, meaning that the vehicle incorporates both cameras and standard reflective mirrors for side vision. We believe a hybrid solution is the most practical and comprehensive because it’s engineered to meet auto maker, driver, safety and global regulatory requirements.”
Aston Martin’s chief marketing officer, Simon Sproule, said: “The goal of this development programme with Gentex is to ultimately implement a unique CMS solution that enriches the Aston Martin driving experience for our customers around the world.”
One of the key aspects of the CMS is Gentex’s Full Display Mirror (FDM), which doubles as a standard, automatically dimming rear-view mirror or an LCD display. The FDM will be used in Aston Martin’s 2020 DBS GT Zagato.