Monthly Archives: May 2008

Pioneer NavGate – The first hybrid navigation system that combines the power of an in-dash device with the convenience of a portable system.


Coming soon: The first hybrid navigation system that combines the power of an in-dash device with the convenience of a portable system. The NavGate AVIC-F500BT lets you add fast, accurate and reliable navigation features and extended entertainment options to your car without having to change your existing audio system. Designed to integrate with virtually any factory audio system, NavGate “sits”… Read more »

Sanyo add SSDs into in-car navigation systems


If you’ve ran smack into any flavor of foreign object while waiting impatiently for your navigator to “recalculate,” you’ll likely be salivating for Sanyo’s latest duo. The NVA-MS1280DT and NVA-MS1180DT each feature a 4GB SSD drive (though the former adds a 4GB SD card and DVD support), a 7-inch QVGA display, 43-watt x 4 internal amplifier, MP3 / WMA /… Read more »

NICE shows off prototype electric car, plains electric Range Rover!


Some interesting electric car developments went down in England recently – Liberty Electric Cars announced plans to convert “tens of thousands” cars and SUVs to electric operation, starting with the Range Rover, and NICE previewed a scissor-door concept it’ll be showing at the London Auto Show. Liberty’s pumping £30M into a new factory that will start converting Range Rovers to… Read more »

Bang & Olufsen bring the new Audi Q5 to life…


Bang & Olufsen have built & designed a top quality sound system for the brand new Audi Q5, the critically acclaimed Bang & Olufsen Sound System boasts massive spec & a sound quality to match even the most customised SQ setup out there. Features include: 14 loudspeakers, 10 amplifier channels and a total output power of more than 500 watts,… Read more »

Alpine Set Sail at CES!


Alpine’s obsession with building a mental demo vehicles has continued, previous builds include Sinister 6, that chopped Mini Cooper, and last year’s Imprint RLS. This year they went all out, building a fully pimped ski boat and tow vehicle to promote their new Marine line. This one-of-a-kind boat started life as a battered 25-foot 1994 Commander V-bottom, and was crafted… Read more »

ATX proposes .car TLD for expected influx of in-car internet users


With the ability to surf the web in-car inevitably coming to more and more motorcars, ATX Group, the self-proclaimed “largest independent telematics services provider to the automotive industry,” has announced an initiative with the Connected Vehicle Trade Association to “convene an international work group to address how to safely access internet content through embedded and nomadic devices in vehicles.” Aside… Read more »