• Harman external speaker

    Harman's exterior-mounted microphone and sensor could help detect problems to warn drivers of potential hazards faster.

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Bose 14-speak audio system
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray features most speakers Bose has ever packed into 2-seat sports car

    The Bose Performance Series audio system offered in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is the most powerful ever in Chevy's sports car.

  • Kia developing car audio separate for each passenger without using headphones
    Kia's next-gen car audio technology will let each passenger listen to their own music without headphones

    It's a familiar argument for families. Dad wants to listen to a podcast, mom has her favorite pop station, and the kids want to hear the same Disney song over and over again. The right move is usually a compromise for the kids' tastes or headphones for anyone who isn't driving. Now Kia is working...

  • Bentley Continental GT V8 S with Monster audio - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
    Bentley Continental GT Gets Monster Audio For CES

    Bentley has teamed up with America’s Monster, a firm specializing in high-performance audio, to create this one-off Continental GT V8 S known as the Monster by Mulliner. Mulliner, of course, is the name of Bentley’s personalization department. The car was rolled out this week at the...

  • Bang & Olufsen in Audi's 2013 Q7
    High-Fidelity Allstars: Harman Buys Bang & Olufsen Automotive Business

    Premium audio company Harman has added another arrow to its quiver of boutique marques with the acquisition of Bang & Olufsen's automotive business. ALSO SEE: 2016 Cadillac CT6 Revealed Ahead Of New York Auto Show The legendary Danish company—arguably as famous for its stunning designs as...

  • Verbatim Store'n'Go USB flash drive
    Store'n'Go With Tiny Verbatim Micro USB Car Audio Drive

    It's official: In-car CD players are so last century. If you're not listening to your music via a portable MP3 player or USB drive in your car, then you may as well give up on the luxuries of modern motoring altogether. Okay, we won't be that harsh on you, but flash drives and in-car MP3...

  • MINI Connected with Pandora

    Like their MINI cousins before them, the 2011 BMW lineup will have access to Pandora, the music-streaming app that's colonizing car audio systems from Ford to Toyota. Bringing Pandora service into the cars is as simple as downloading it to its host iPhone. Once it's installed and configured--and the phone is plugged into the USB port--drivers can use existing controls on the dash and steering wheel to navigate to Pandora as one of their music choices. The integration will also allow users to shuffle through music, choose custom channels and bookmark certain tracks, all via the same car...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
    The Ten Songs Chevrolet Uses To Perfect In-Car Audio

    It's easy to forget that amongst all the engine and chassis testing, selecting seats and trim and designing the interior and exterior, automakers also have to spend time developing in-car audio systems for the millions of drivers who listen to their favorite tunes on the way to work. Chevrolet has...

  • 2010 Ford F-150
    Video: Didn't Take Long, iPad 2 Installed In 2010 Ford F-150

    Apple's iPad 2 has only been around for a week or two but already audio installers SoundMan Car Audio has completed their first installation of the tablet PC in a vehicle. The vehicle chosen was a Ford F-150, which has a convenient large center stack just the right size for an iPad 2. The...

  • 2011 Jaguar XJ
    2010 Jaguar XJ To Feature Standard HD Radio

    The 2010 Jaguar XJ will have HD Radio as standard equipment.

  • Lotus' Safe & Sound Hybrid system
    Lotus and Harman partner for sound system that makes quieter V8s, noisier hybrids

    Although the relative silence of hybrid vehicles has made them the choice of TV gangsters for drive-by shootings, the rest of the world is less than enamored with the difficulty involved in hearing one coming - especially when trying to cross the street. Lotus' response to the problem: engineer a...

  • aston martin db9 beosound system 003
    Aston Martin and Bang & Olufsen announce details of new BeoSound DB9 sound system

    Since late 2007 Aston Martin and Bang & Olufsen have been cooperating to produce some of the most exotic and technologically advanced automotive sound systems in the world. Now the two companies have come together for another system for Aston Martin's DB9. The BeoSound DB9, as the system is called...

  • audi 3g mmi 003

    Advanced multimedia systems are becoming increasingly central to daily life with modern cars. Especially at the luxury end of the segment, where BMW's iDrive, Mercedes-Benz's COMAND, Lexus's new haptic system with Enform and Audi's MMI all compete for top honors. The latest iteration of Audi's MMI system is now headed to the U.S., and it will make its retail debut in the new Q5. Like Lexus's haptic interface system and BMW's iDrive, Audi's Generation 3 MMI uses a joystick-like remote input device. The idea seems to be that by placing the control mechanism within easy reach of the driver, the...

  • Up to 50% of 2009-model U.S. vehicles could feature satellite radio
    Up to 50% of 2009-model U.S. vehicles will feature satellite radio

    The proliferation of the technology in the automobile is reaching a critical point as 2010 approaches. Just a couple weeks ago it was revealed that 58% of all 2009 model year cars will have a media player or iPod interface. Today it's satellite radio that has broken through the 50% barrier...

  • Lincoln MKS
    Lincoln MKS first to market with THX II Certified stereo

    Audio and video entertainment are becoming more and more central to the way we use our cars, and as such features gain importance, the race to build the best stereo or DVD system becomes just as important as fuel efficiency, horsepower and handling to many buyers. Lincoln's inclusion of a THX II...

  • Bentley partners with Naim for new stereo systems
    Bentley partners with Naim for new stereo systems

    Forget the German horsepower wars, carmakers are now competing just as fiercely to produce the best audio system for your car. Bentley today announced that it will partner with audio company Naim to produce what it calls “the world’s best in-car sound system.” Each car will get a...

  • Aston Martin associates with Danish audio company
    Aston Martin associates with Danish audio company

    Recently, many carmakers have formed alliances with companies from other lines of business to keep updated with technical progress, decrease costs and/or improve their image. Following the trend, Aston Martin has signed a partnership with Danish electronic equipment manufacturer Bang & Olufsen...

  • Sony’s Bluetooth car stereo
    Sony’s Bluetooth car stereo

    It’s taken them long enough, but Sony has finally released a car stereo that has Bluetooth integrated so you don’t need to connect aftermarket accessories to retrofit a handsfree car kit. This allows the MEX-BT5000 to download up to 50 phone contacts and six speed-dial numbers from your...

  • Pioneer, famous for building in car electronic entertainment systems, are now moving into the world of portable satellite navigation with the launch of the AVIC-S1 aimed squarely at the US and European markets. Already a leader in car navigation systems, the move to a portable version is a sensible move. The beauty of the AVIC-S1 is the convenience of moving the device from car-to-car. Other features include a touch screen LCD panel, which is always beneficial for any in-car system, as well as support for 2D and 3D maps. It can even connect to your mobile phone via Bluetooth - don't ask us...

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