SMR Hungary unit develops rearview camera systems
Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec's (SMR) laboratory in the Hungarian city of Győr is participating in the development of interactive camera systems that could stand in for rearview mirrors in cars, Pál-Levente Tibori, the managing director of the Indian company's Hungarian unit, told MTI.
The development started last year and will hopefully produce results by the end of 2012, Tibori said. The system will help drivers change lanes, see in their blind spot, read signs and even glance at back-seat passengers with the least eye and head movement, he added.
The camera system will go into premium-category cars at the start, he said, without naming in companies.
In addition to its engineering centre in Győr, SMR has plants in the Hungarian cities of nearby Mosonszolnok and Mosonmagyaróvár. The latter, a HUF 7 billion investment, was inaugurated last September.
SMR employs about 1,500 people in Hungary, but plans to add some 200 jobs this year.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.