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CEA announced Tuesday that it has added a new category to its Mark of Excellence awards, the Disruptor Award.
Successful companies take the time to visualize business opportunities and threats in their future, crafting a strategic vision that is used for the creation of corporate guideposts. While the future is impossible to 100 percent accurately predict, innovations and technology trends in the connected car movement are clearly shaping up, and the impact on mobile electronics manufacturers and retailers will be huge.
I have the pleasure of serving as the Managing Director of the Connected Car Council, which puts me at the front of the connected car movement and in close proximity of thought leaders from companies such as Cisco, Delphi, QNX, Intel, NVIDIA, Telenav and others. From this vantage point, I can see where the technology is going, how automotive and tech companies are adapting, and why the aftermarket mobile electronics industry will be changing rapidly in the next five years.
Alpine Electronics has just given us another reason to check Apple CarPlay compatibility off the list of must-have requirements when car shopping. Concentrate other things (important stuff like gas mileage and speaker system), then let the Alpine iLX-007 aftermarket in-dash receiver handle CarPlay.
The latest contender in the streaming wars is here. TIDAL, described as "the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial," officially launched Tuesday in the U.S. and U.K. Launching with the support of a long list of audio and electronics partners, TIDAL is a high-quality, high-end, more expensive competitor to the Pandoras and Spotifys of the world.
Dolby Atmos announced its 200th title this week with the commitment of Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out”, which will hit theaters on June 19 of next year. Since partnering with Disney Pixar’s “Brave” in 2012, Dolby has helped produce object-based audio for titles from studios such as DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.