It’s a virtual war out there for what is going to occupy the cavity in your dashboard. JVC is fighting for that real estate with its Arsenal line up designed for specialty retailers. The receivers with built-in Bluetooth support hands-free phone calls and wireless music streaming as well as one push voice dialing, POI search, more »
The interwebz in Europe were abuzz with the news that Google’s counter-offensive to Apple’s CarPlay will be called “Projected Mode.” Thru a help-wanted ad. Or maybe not.
CarPlay makes you be tethered? As Gabriel Iglesias would say, “Oh, Hell No!”
Throughout the years there have been many attempts to remotely check tire pressure. Now TPMS is pretty much standard equipment on most vehicles as the EPA wants to save gas. Heck, Nissan’s will even honk at you when you reach the correct pressure at the pump. Right PSI is an analog solution that seems to work well for older cars.
There are generally two ways to go in the world of car audio speakers: You can go coaxial, which mounts the woofer and the tweeter in the same axis. In other words, it just looks like one speaker with a tweeter in the middle. But for more flexibility and typically better sound quality, you can separate the tweeter from the woofer. Those are called components — and Rockford makes some high-end component speakers.
Luggage magnate Louis Vuitton has designed a custom-made set of luggage to fit perfectly in the back of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid — and get this: It’s made of carbon fiber.
If you have a new Honda Accord (especially an LX) and you wondered if it is possible to upgrade to an aftermarket head unit with navigation and WiFi connectivity, wonder no more. The geniuses at Scosche have figured out how to get rid of the stock audio control and HVAC module and be able to swap it with a more technologically advanced aftermarket piece.
Mobsteel makes some cool rides, that’s for sure, but now the auto customizer is building signs for JL Audio in recognition of the aftermarket audio manufacturer’s Signature Dealers.
Audiovox wants you to be able to connect your tablet, smartphone, or other media streaming device to their latest iterations of the old idea. Goodbye DVDs, hello streaming Netflix via Chromecast in your back seat.
USB, and Bluetooth integration to cars built by Mitsubishi, Peugeot, and Citroen with a kit that won’t require removal of the cars’ factory stereos.
Pioneer head unit owners who have iPhones may already be hip to the brand’s MIXTRAX app, but Android-havers are just now getting the love: Pioneer is bringing MIXTRAX to Android.
MTX has always been known for bringing the thunder. And now is the perfect time to upgrade your boat’s audio system because you probably are not using it. The MTX WET stuff is designed to be used under any conditions. They are based on the Thunder amplifier series offering both high performance and a small chassis design that enable them to be installed anywhere.