For our third and final CES installment we decided to focus on ‘In-Vehicle Navigation Control Telematics’. Given our company’s focus on in-vehicle accessories we wanted to cover this topic because these types of products help us stay safer when we travel. Over the last five to six years there has been a huge change in the way vehicles allow us to communicate. Everything from hands-free Bluetooth connections to intuitive GPS navigation is now available. Below we’ve highlighted the two CES Innovations winners announced thus far for this category. We’re certain there will be many more of these technologies that will be unveiled at this year’s show.
- Pioneer AppRadio 2 by Pioneer – This product got four out of five stars from Antuan Goodwin in his CNET review. According to Pioneer, its AppRadio is “the first car stereo to revolutionize the driver’s experience by bringing compatible phone apps to the dash for the ultimate in-vehicle smartphone experience.” Goodwin’s review states the products second generation is much improved because it’s no longer exclusive to iOS folks, it’s now available for Android as well…with the purchase of an adapter. Goodwin mentions there are a still a few oddities when it comes to Android compatibility but overall it’s a step in the right direction for a very cool product.
- Dragon Drive by Nuance Communications – The voice recognition folks at Nuance have created this platform that allows the driver to be hands-free for just about any task needed on the road. According to Nuance’s Website Dragon Drive “allows you to speak your request and the car responds with a spoken answer or completed task. There’s no faster or safer way to access the content you need – with your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times.”
These, along with many other great automotive enhancements will be featured at this year’s show. In-vehicle connectivity is becoming increasingly more important. As more technology is introduced to the automotive world folks will be able to stay connected safer while on the road. If you’re at the show come see us at booth 35666 and say “hi!”