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SMR Hungary unit develops rearview camera systems

Automotive

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.

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