New Products and Technology

The Evolution of Mobile Electronics and Technology

An entire generation of aftermarket pioneers may remember cruising the boulevard and blaring Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin’” from their recently invented stereo-cassette radios in the ’60s. Now, five decades later, another generation of aftermarket product developers is giving those words a whole other meaning for today’s vehicle-electronics consumers.

Category observers have identified a number of exciting trends taking shape over the past few years. Connectivity remains one of the most prominent among them—connectivity between a vehicle and a driver’s mobile devices, and increasing connectivity to the cloud and the internet of things (IOT).