The 2007 Jeep Compass, coming out this summer, has been tricked out with virtually every conceivable digital amenity, going so far as to take hands-free phone use to the next level. Although the nine-speaker Boston Acoustics Sound Group with eight-channel amplifier and articulating liftgate speakers seems best-suited for listening to the output from the AM/FM stereo, six-disc CD player, built-in SIRIUS satellite radio or auxiliary input jack for an MP3 player (which can be powered from the 115-volt outlet in the center console – also good for cell phones, laptops, etc.), customers can also use it to listen to phonecalls. The Uconnect Hands-free Communication System allows users to connect their cellphones wirelessly (via Bluetooth) to an onboard receiver. The caller’s voice comes through the speakers, and a microphone in the rearview mirror completes the conversation. With that, the Compass becomes the world’s largest cell phone. Customers can even use voice commands to make phonecalls while on the road.
David Thomas, CEO at Evident, is an accomplished cybersecurity entrepreneur. He has a history of introducing innovative technologies, establishing them in the market, and driving growth – with each early-stage company emerging as the market leader.