Car AV Radio Sales Climb
Many customers are now turning to simpler audio/video head units, without navigation, and choosing to get their navigation from a PND (portable navigation device) or smartphone.
Kenwood senior VP consumer electronics Keith Lehmann says the company is seeing new interest in AV head units WITHOUT navigation. “All customers want to do is connect their iPod to it. They want it to have Bluetooth, maybe watch a movie or two, but they want the navigation off the smartphone. We’ve been seeing that since the summer.”