McIntosh Group Inc. and Alps Alpine are teaming up to deliver transcendent audio systems to the automotive industry in select vehicles.
Alpine’s new plug-and-play in-dash navigation system model bring user interface enhancements including faster screen transitions
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.
Knowledgesfest will be changing names next year. As for this year, there was a change of venue across town to the Hilton Anatole vs. the Gaylord Texan. I guess the only astonishing thing to mention about that is the amount of hotels in Texas that can swallow a show the size of Knowledgefest—complete with demo vehicles and soundboards—and still take on other conventions within the same venue.
We kind of figured this one would be a no-brainer, as Alpine is also a Tier One automotive supplier. Why not join the OAA Army? Well, what is curious is that in the aftermarket arena, Alpine was the first to be compatible with the iPod. Alpine and Apple enjoy a great relationship. However, Alpine Electronics today announced that it has become a member of the Open Automotive Alliance, which is a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014.
Most car stereos that I've ever fiddled with have offered some sort of equalizer setting that lets the driver customize the sound to their liking, but fitting more than the basic treble, bass, and --occassionally-- midrange controls onto the cramped display of a single DIN receiver is a tricky endeavor. Alpine wants to make it easier for users of its new CDE-147BT receiver to access advanced graphic EQ controls by offloading the audio tuning interface to an Alpine TuneIt app for Android and iOS devices.
The app lets users create a profile