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Dimmable windows could be coming to a car near you

Glass that darkens at the touch of a button has been available in the aerospace industry for years, but it should soon make the leap to cars.

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Craig Cole

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Dimmable glass has been used on sunroofs for a few years.

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But the folks at Gentex are pushing to implement this technology on vehicle side windows. 

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For years, dimmable glass has been used on aircraft, notably the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Gentex's latest generation of dimmable glass can block more than 99 percent of visible light. 

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The company is working on ways of using this on head-up displays.

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Future head-up displays could automatically dim to improve legibility in bright light.

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An automatically dimming head-up display could be a game-changer.

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Gentex is also developing displays that can mount on vehicle B-pillars.

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Gentex offers a wide array of products, though it is the world's leading source of dimmable devices.

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To see more images of dimmable glass, keep clicking through this gallery.  

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