KENWOOD is ready to unleash its seven touch panel multimedia receivers, five of which feature wireless Apple CarPlay.
KENWOOD USA announced that ESCORT’s two installed radar detection platforms—ESCORT iX Ci and ESCORT MAX Ci—can now work with the latest KENWOOD and KENWOOD eXcelon digital multimedia receivers.
The vehicle is very important, because—unlike some other smaller autonomous concepts—it brings the notion of luxury to a transportation appliance. This, in turn, will create huge opportunities for aftermarket personalization.
One shortfall of choosing an Android Auto or Apple CarPlay system is you are locked into it, because even diehard iPhone 6 fans take a look at a Galaxy and say there are some neat features in there. For those who are noncommittal on who makes your smartphone, Kenwood is your head unit of choice
JVC Americas Corp. and Kenwood U.S.A. Corporation, corporate siblings in Japan for the last several years, have formerly merged their U.S. operations, into an entity known as JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation.
Kenwood said Monday that it has added smartphone voice control for both iOS and Android devices.
The compelling content of the future for the car is not multimedia. It’s not music delivery or streaming music apps. It’s not digital audio storage in the cloud or on portable devices. It’s not movies on demand. It’s not even on-the-go social media and checking in everywhere. All that kind of content and engagement is accessible, almost ubiquitously, anytime you want it today. It’s here now. Listen to this, watch that, tag it, like it, hashtag it, share it with the rest of the world. It’s exhausting, already. Plus, someone still has to pay attention and drive. Have we forgotten about that part?
Transshipping goods and the existence of a gray market are controversial topics in the aftermarket car electronics business. It proves convoluted when you peel back the layers of the onion in open discussion. Many industry folks paint both topics as the same thing or with a broad brush that blames Internet sales, when they are different scenarios for different stakeholders.
To clarify the difference between terminology: