By TWICE Staff On Jul 2 2012 - 4:01am
Low-Price Android Kit
– Grom Audio unveiled
its lowest price OEM-integration kit to connect
Android phones to OEM sound systems.
The $99 GROM-AND2 Android car audio
integration comes with vehicle-specific
cables to connect the Grom module to a
factory sound system, enabling users to use
the factory radio controls or steering-wheel
controls to control the selection of Androidphone-
stores songs by song title, artist and
album when a Grom app is loaded on the
phone. The factory radio will also display
song metadata on select factory radios.
This integration kit lacks the iPod connectivity
and Bluetooth offered by a $129 kit that
also connects to Android phones.
New Nav Platform
– Alpine launched an
audio/video/navigation (AVN) system whose
new navigation platform adds such features
as 3D views and auto zoom.
The INE-S920HD with 6.1-inch WVGA
screen has begun shipping at an everyday
$999. Another Alpine AVN incorporating
the platform is the $1,499-everyday INEZ928HD,
promoted as the aftermarket’s first
AVN with 8-inch screen. It ships in July.
Dice Adds Siri
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. –
Select $299 MediaBridge
OEM-integration kits offered by
Dice have added Apple Siri voice-control
The kits, marketed by Audiovox for BMW,
Volkswagen and Audi, enable drivers to use
the factory steering-wheel voice button to
control the apps on connected iOS devices
as well as compose text and email messages.