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Hammacher Schlemmer Debuts 45,000-Station Car Radio

Hammacher Schlemmer this week debuted the most expansive car radio ever, featuring more than 45,000 radio and internet radio stations.

More from CEATEC Japan 2011

A look at some of the unique technologies and concepts populating the show floor that are, or could soon surface, in the Japanese market (Photos: Nancy Klosek)

Audiovox Takes On Smartphones and Tablets

Audiovox Director of Mobile Business Strategy Jonathan Frank showed off a fun demo of Audiovox's remote starter app, CarLink.

Pioneer on the Road with Hot Rod Power Tour

Pioneer Electronics is on tour from Cocoa Beach Florida to Detroit this week as the official car audio of the 2011 Hot Rod Power Tour.

Pioneer Unveils AppRadio

Building on its “Rethinking Connectivity” strategy, Pioneer launched the AppRadio product at a press conference in San Francisco this week. The in-car product sports a 6.1 capacitive touchscreen which utilizes the storage, power and connectivity of the iPhone and iPod Touch. Therefore, the user's music, connectivity, etc. can go seamlessly from home to auto.

CES Showcases the Best in In-Car Entertainment

It was another exciting CES this year for manufacturers of in-car entertainment and portable electronics. Most manufacturers have or plan to partner with Pandora to include this feature in the vehicle. In addition, most in-dash and navigation systems are HD and Sirius satellite radio-ready and quite possibly the most interesting in-car product I saw at the show came from Pioneer, who showcased its new Aha Radio service.

New Viper SmartStart Models From Directed

Directed Electronics Friday announced the launch of an update to its Viper SmartStart line, which is called Viper SmartStart 2.0.

InoSmart EcoSmart x3000 Portable Charging Device

The ESx3000 is a revolutionary new Solar Rechargeable 5v Power Supply with a Patented Intelligent Charging System.

Alpine Expanding Pandora to More Units

GRAPEVINE, TEX.- Alpine Electronics, which this year became the first manufacturer to integrate the Pandora Internet radio service into a vehicle head unit, plans to expand the technology to more units next year, the company said Monday during MERA's KnowledgeFest.

Research Could Lead to Ban on In-Car Phones

GRAPEVINE, TEX.- The Secretary of Transportation said last week that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is conducting research into texting-while-driving which may lead the department to push for a ban on any use of mobile phones while driving.

Harman, Marvell Offering In-Car Wi-FI

Harman and Marvell Monday announced that they have teamed up to offer integrated Wi-Fi in cars, through the new Marvell Mobile Hotspot. The factory-installed technology will be offered first through the 2010 Audi A8.

Pioneer and Pandora: 
Perfect Together

For years, Pioneer has been developing solutions and technology to produce the highest quality home and in-car entertainment experiences, and they've recently partnered with Pandora Internet Radio