Car audio

Muse makes Alexa your co-pilot, no matter the car

Muse makes Alexa your co-pilot, no matter the car

Alexa is gradually showing up on car dashboards, but what if you're not due for an automotive upgrade any time soon? Speak Music believes it has the answer with Muse, a tiny dongle like an Echo for the car, embodying Alexa and piping her - not to mention your music and hands-free calls - through to your existing vehicle's audio system.

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Porsche introduces new navigation system for classic sports cars

Porsche introduces new navigation system for classic sports cars

Porsche has created a new navigation system for its classic cars. Now, vintage edition Porsche sports cars will be able to upgrade their dashboard with this new navigation radio. It is designed to fit in the radio slot of Porsche's classic cars. The navigation radio has a bit of a retro feel to it, made to fit a vintage dashboard seamlessly, creating an unobtrusive use of navigation technology in a classic car.

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Ford SYNC teams up with Spotify for in-car entertainment

Ford SYNC teams up with Spotify for in-car entertainment

This afternoon the folks from Ford and the SYNC team have just announced that the largest and most successful music streaming service will finally be hitting the roads with us. Here in Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress both Ford and Spotify have confirmed their collaboration to bring Spotify's over 20 million songs to the Ford SYNC AppLink.

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Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS team up for 3D auto experience

Audi, Bang & Olufsen, Fraunhofer IIS team up for 3D auto experience

The folks at three of the biggest names in auto and/or audio have come together this month to bring on a beast of a system for the Audi Q7 for 2013. Bang & Olufsen have partnered with Audi as well as Fraunhofer IIS to bring on a "3D sound experience" for the next generation of Audi vehicles. Fraunhofer IIS, if you did not know, was the "main" inventor (as they say) of the MP3 and is an innovator of next-level audio experiences top to bottom - as any average Joe would tell you.

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Pioneer debuts six new single CD car audio receivers

Pioneer debuts six new single CD car audio receivers

Pioneer has been making some nice in-car entertainment systems for a very long time. The company has announced six new single CD receiver models that will fall into its 2013 line. The new models include the FH-X700BT, DEH-X6500BT, DEH-X5500HD, DEH-X3500UI, DEH-2500UI and DEH-150MP. The receivers share some of the same features with some models, including things such as iPhone certified connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, support for apps, HD Radio, and more.

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Sony XAV-601BT MirrorLink car system now available

Sony XAV-601BT MirrorLink car system now available

Back at CES, smartphone and car audio manufacturers wanted both devices to work seamlessly using the new MirrorLink system. Your smartphone would connect to a car stereo unit via a USB cable, and after that you could send the phone’s content to the system with relative ease. Sony has today announced that the XAV-601BT, the first MirrorLink compatible system, is now available.

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Clarion Next Gate iPhone dashboard controller hands-on

Clarion Next Gate iPhone dashboard controller hands-on

Clarion aims to take on your in-car entertainment needs with their new Next Gate iPhone controller. Announced earlier today, We got a quick hands-on with the new system here at CTIA 2012 and have all the details and a few pictures below of the 7" touch and voice-enabled iPhone companion.

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Pioneer Officially Unveils AppRadio, Mirrors iPhone Or iPod In Your Car

Pioneer Officially Unveils AppRadio, Mirrors iPhone Or iPod In Your Car

Pioneer has just officially unveiled today a new in-car system called the AppRadio. We first heard about it last month when some details on the device along with an image of the interface leaked. But now details on this first-of-its-kind car audio system have been confirmed and it looks to work tightly with your iPhone and iPod.

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Pioneer AppRadio connects your iPhone to your car radio

Pioneer AppRadio connects your iPhone to your car radio

There are bunches of people that just don't like the radio that comes in their vehicle. For these people there are hoards of aftermarket radios that they can replace their factory offerings with. Pioneer is a big name in the aftermarket radio scene and has been for a long time. A new Pioneer radio for your car has surfaced and the thing appears to have very tight iPhone integration.

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Car audio system blows phone book apart

Car audio system blows phone book apart

Back when I was in high school, everyone wanted really loud car audio systems. I always had a modest goal; I wanted a stereo system in my car that would blow the skirts off cheerleaders. I don't think that is asking too much really. Sadly, my high school budget could only afford speakers from Wal-Mart so it was never meant to be.

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Pioneer MVH-8300BT head unit packs iPhone support, App Mode & Bluetooth

Pioneer MVH-8300BT head unit packs iPhone support, App Mode & Bluetooth

Pioneer has outed a pair of new in-car stereos, the MVH-8300BT and MVH-7300, which each prioritize external digital media sources like iPods and iPhones. Each has a 3-inch LCD TFT display and a 7-way rotary controller; the button backlighting and wallpaper can be customized to match your dashboard, too.

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JVC unveils new line of AV multimedia receivers for vehicles at CES

JVC unveils new line of AV multimedia receivers for vehicles at CES

JVC has unveiled a new line of AV receivers that handle multimedia for vehicles at CES. The new line has four cool products that allow drivers to enjoy all sorts of content in the vehicle on the road. JVC also partnered with MotionX-GPS Drive to integrate its tech into the high-end double-DIN receivers. The tech lets the iPhone be integrated for use as a navigation device with control over GPS and song playback.

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