Hauppauge, N.Y. – Voxx Electronics has begun shipping new aftermarket Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems as part of its plan to expand its ADAS selection into new market segments.
The company has begun shipping its first two backup cameras with wide-angle view at a suggested $349 and $199 and an upgraded navigation-equipped universal rearview mirror at $499. The company plans to expand the ADAS selection with its first event recorders, lane-departure warning systems, blind-spot detection systems, and forward-crash warning systems, said Voxx Electronics president Tom Malone.
New parking sensors and a DVR/event recorder will be available “shortly,” the company added. The parking-sensor line will expand to lower price points to reach the entry-level market. The DVR/event recorder installs on the windshield behind the rearview mirror to constantly record a vehicle’s travels in case of an accident.
“We were one of the first companies in the aftermarket to recognize the need to provide safety accessories as part of our product offerings, and this year we have expanded those offerings to include some more sophisticated devices with more new categories ….on the way,” said Malone.
“The global market for advanced driver assistance systems has grown significantly in recent years as consumers become more aware of driver safety products,” he added.
The new backups camera that have begun shipping are the $349-suggested CAM430MV multi-view backup camera with 190-degree behind-the-vehicle view and the $199 CAM345 Import Style Backup camera with 160-degree view. They are available at 12-volt retailers.
The CAM430MV features selectable down, behind, wide, and split-corner views and 190-degree view with digital image correction, which delivers a clear, straight picture from all angles, the company said. It features two mounting systems: a patented license-plate mounting bracket and a surface-mount bracket. The system is said to be the only industry offering with microphone.
The CAM345 Import Style Backup Camera features nine selectable parking lines, waterproof housing, 160-degree wide-angle view, selectable normal/reverse image, low-profile OEM-style mount; and built-in microphone in an anodized-aluminum housing.
The NM12 Rear Observation Navigation System, available at Audiovox and Advent dealers at a suggested $499, features universal rearview mirror with built-in navigation and iGO Primo Navigation technology. It features a 4.3-inch LED-backlit monitor with touch screen controls, SURF VI GPS receiver, ARM Cortex-A9 800MHz processor, 8GB of onboard memory, Bluetooth 4.0, reverse camera input, and included 3D maps of the U.S. and Canada with more than 11 million POIs.
Bluetooth includes in hands-free Bluetooth with phone-book access and Caller ID. The system also comes with internal microphone, speaker and GPS antenna.
The NM102 includes a universal windshield mount. Optional windshield mounts are available for Buick, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and VW.
Voxx Electronics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Voxx International.