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Tempe, Ariz. – Blaupunkt is planning to ship a new in-dash multimedia-navigation system, a new A/V multimedia head unit, and its first mono amp to the car audio aftermarket.
The navigation system is the $699-suggested New York, which ships at the end of March to replace a current New York nav system.
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Oxnard, Calif. – Boss International launched multiple aftermarket car audio products, including three Boss Audio DVD-equipped multimedia receivers, a multimedia-navigation unit, and five marine head units.
Boss International also launched a four-channel amp under the Planet Audio brand and a multimedia head unit under the Sound Storm Laboratories brand.
The Boss-brand navigation unit is the $496-suggested single-DIN BV9969NV, which features a motorized 7-inch widescreen touchscreen that emerges from the dash.
Las Vegas – Products and promotions were the key themes for Alpine at International CES.
Alpine announced that is teaming up with hip-hop/dance-music group Far East Movement to promote a line of Bass Line subwoofers targeted to the youth market.
LAS VEGAS – Audi and Nvidia announced today that the carmakers latest infotainment system will be based on a Tegra processor.
The Audi modular infotainment system (MIS) will be found in the Audi A3 become available in the United States and Canada next year. It is already on the market in Europe.
The MIS is based on the Nvidia Tegra Visual Computing Module. This system will deliver a wide range of online data to the car, including Google Street View 360, Google Earth, and local information like weather and local gas prices.
LAS VEGAS — Ford called on developers to help enhance its Sync service by launching an open mobile app development program for AppLink.
During its International CES press conference, here, on Monday the Ford Developer Program, which can be found at Developer.Ford.com, was unveiled.
It provides a software development kit, documentation, sample code, test procedures, tips, an online forum and tech support. Developers who don’t own a Ford Sync system can purchase a technology development kit.
Las Vegas — Johnson Controls announced during International CES that it’s expanding its electronics product portfolio into full in-vehicle infotainment systems for automakers.
The manufacturer of automotive interiors and electronics also announced its first full infotainment system will launch in a 2014-model-year vehicle program in North America, Europe and Asia.
Vista, Calif. - DEI Holdings has appointed Blair Tripodi as chief marketing officer at its Polk, Definitive Technology, and BOOM Movement business units.
All marketing for DEI’s Directed business unit, which focuses on automotive security and remote starting systems, continues to be led by Directed president Mike Simmons and Directed marketing VP Jim Jardin.
Tripodi will lead DEI’s audio marketing efforts to elevate the three audio brands’ visibility in the U.S. and international markets, the company said.
Las Vegas — Rockford Fosgate will go to International CES with more than 40 new car amplifiers, speakers, and factory-integration and application-specific products to round out the brand’s Power-, Punch- and Prime-series products.
The lineup will include the first 2-ohm single-voice-coil subwoofers in the Punch series. They’re designed to maximize the output of Rockford Fosgate’s mono-block amplifiers.
West Chester, Ohio – Escort, the supplier of radar and laser detectors, has begun offering a dongle that turns iPads, iPhones and iPod touches into TV screens for viewing free live local mobile-DTV broadcasts transmitted by local stations under the Dyle Mobile TV brand.