LED lighting, in-cabin electronic solutions, seat cooling and a good old-fashioned shifter kit were among the new interior accessories most
popular with buyers at the 2008 SEMA
Show. SEMA used a new digital tracking method at the 2008 New Products
Showcase, allowing buyers to scan product barcodes and receive product
details via printout or e-mail.
Manufacturers entered 102 new products in the Best New Interior Accessory category, and buyers made more than 1,500 scans requesting additional product information. Who was doing all that scanning? Retailers logged more than 9,400 scans; warehouse distributors, 3,900; repair/service/installers, 3,900; and builders/fabricators, 3,500.
Following are the top 10 interior accessory products that were of most interest to buyers:
Replaces OEM rearview mirror and offers advanced GPS navigation and hands-free Bluetooth calling.
Kit includes CNC-machined aluminum console plate, and polished stainless steel stick sleeve and knob featuring Hurst emblem.
Liners combine features of deep rib mats and "traditional" liners, constructed of injection-molded TPE.
Router turns car into a WiFi hotspot allowing multiple passengers to connect WiFi-enabled gadgets to wireless Internet connection.
Steering wheel unit tilts in one quick motion for easy vehicle entrance and exit. Supplied lock secures the car when tilt is activated.
Available in 1- and 3-inch lengths. Can be connected together for a longer strip or cut shorter to fit any space.
Upload any gauge design to match existing instrument cluster. Obtain real-time sensor data for any 1996-and-older vehicle. Up to 32 additional sensors can be daisy-chained. Data-logging, playback and PC interface also available.
Temporary portable vehicle mount that securely mounts a laptop and other electronics inside any vehicle. Fully removable.
Four-fan cooling with high/low switch. Installs under seat cover to provide evaporative cooling to occupant.
Provide the intensity of up to 24 LEDs and are over 20 times brighter than stock dome lights.