So let’s say you are driving cross country. The heartland. And just like last week around the Georgia area you start worrying about the possibilities of tornadoes. SiriusXM weather is a good way to check the national forecast, but realistically checking the weather from the map is a surefire way toward driver distraction. And you don’t want to pull over. You could find the closest city, but a major market for weather could be hundreds of miles away. The local stations are pulling in static and Swap-and-Shop. Enter JVC’s and HD Radio’s foray into the world of active alerts. It allows drivers to receive real-time weather advisories directly on the navigation system’s display on the KW-NT810HDT . Sorry- no photo yet so enjoy this alert from the Emergency Broadcast System.
JVC MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT EMBRACES SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION AND PUSHES INDUSTRY FIRST HD RADIO™ “ACTIVE ALERTS” FEATURE IN 2013 NAVIGATION UNITS
JVC Mobile Entertainment, the premier developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio, and video products, today unveiled the new KW-NT310, KW-NT510HDT, and the KW-NT810HDT navigation units for 2013 which offer much more than responsive route directions but also enable the driver simultaneous access to enhanced features including HD Radio™ Active Alerts, iHeartRadio’s, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s all-in-one digital radio service, “My Stations” feature and extended compatibility with internet streaming radio services for Android phones. Out of the three new in-dash navigation units, two are 6.1-inch touchscreen models and the other is a 7-inch motorized touchscreen.
For the first time on all three navigation systems, JVC Mobile Entertainment has streamlined its smartphone integration to include Android phone support via Bluetooth® serial port profile (SPP) and control for Pandora® and iHeartRadio apps (Spring 2013). Continuing from last year’s models, iPhone® users will still be able to connect to the same apps using a USB connection. New for 2013, The HD Radio™ network has been enhanced with the industry’s first digital Active Alerts, which allows drivers to receive real-time weather advisories directly on the navigation system’s display.
All three new models are SiriusXM-Ready™ and are capable of receiving SiriusXM’s expanded commercial-free music, sports and comedy channel lineup as well as SiriusXM Latino, a suite of Spanish-language programming.
CEA INNOVATIONS AWARD 2013 (KW-NT810HDT)
JVC has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the top-end KW-NT810HDT Navigation Receiver. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.