The Gentex Corp.'s SmartBeam system should solve an age-old safety problem: being temporarily “blinded” by the high-beam headlights of an on-coming vehicle or annoyed by other drivers following closely without dimming high beams. The heart of the SmartBeam is Photobit Corp.'s CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensor that “acquires” images ahead of the vehicle. The system then processes the images, and if no other traffic is present, turns on the headlight high beams. ...

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