CarPlay makes you be tethered? As Gabriel Iglesias would say, “Oh, Hell No!”
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.
So it looks like Land Rover is adding their version of MirrorLink 1.0 to their Evoque vehicles. Pretty cool, but after seeing the benefits of MirrorLink 2.0 from the Connected Car Consortium I like to remain untethered.
But let’s give the benefit of the doubt-
The 2014 BMW X5 went on sale just a few months ago, but BMW is wasting no time releasing performance-oriented parts for it.
We have seen some JBL GreenEdge systems in Priuses (Prii?), but the latest on the block is the 2015 Subaru Legacy which features a Harman Kardon GreenEdge branded audio system.
I just returned from seeing my first Nissan NV200 Taxi in the sheet metal. Color me as impressed as the NV200 Taxi is yellow.
The Ford F-150 will get a snowplow prep kit across all cab configurations, according to Ford. The move makes the Ford F-150 the only half-ton truck with an OEM snowplow prep kit for all cab configurations, according to Ford.
At the Chicago Auto Show, the Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX special edition made its debut. Limited to 3,000 copies, the car will feature LED accent lighting up front and full LED rear lights as well as full-leather seats.
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.
OK, so it isn’t the greatest audio system ever created, but for a factory system the Ford Fiesta’s “Ford Audio” basic system isn’t all bad. There are separate tweeters in the doors by the door handles and woofers mounted down low. Not exactly the best setup for accurate soundstaging but it could be worse.
Think outside the box, GM. Rather than being simply good, be good at something.
Elio Motors announced this week an agreement that will allow Continental Engineering Services to design the segment-busting car’s electrical system as well as what Elio called a “Flexible Smart Phone Docking Station.”