Gentex Corporation supplied Peugeot Sport’s 9X8 Hybrid Hypercar with a digital rear vision system for the recently completed 24 Hours of Le Mans and for the FIA World Endurance Championship, the company announced.
With a focus on performance and safety, Peugeot Sport and Gentex partnered to implement a digital rearview mirror that will enhance the driver’s visibility, the company said. The system is an enhanced racing version of Gentex’s Full Display Mirror (FDM), a digital rearview mirror available on more than 90 passenger vehicles. The technology captures video from a rearward-facing camera and streams it to a mirror-integrated LCD display.
“The Gentex mirror has really changed the game for us, especially in endurance racing in these closed-cockpit cars that we have today,” said Gustavo Menezes, racing driver at Peugeot Sport. “You always had cars in your blind spot and had to assume when to leave the space. Now, fighting through traffic, the moment you see the car that you’ve just overtaken in the Gentex display mirror, you already know that you are clear and can move back to the racing line.”