By Chad Simon
Mobile-Electronics New Products
Redefining the Future of Mobile Technology
Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), including radar blind-spot detection, backup cameras, driver connectivity and collision and lane-departure avoidance systems, continue to gain momentum in the $1.5 billion mobile-electronics industry. These technologies are not only being offered in new vehicles; aftermarket manufacturers have also adapted products to fit many older vehicles that are already on the road. The opportunities in this market are growing. Mobile-electronics products covered a swath of real estate in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2018 SEMA Show. The following is a collection of products that were on display in the New Products Showcase last year, along with insight by industry experts.
Advanced Fuel Dynamics
The ProFlex Commander is a plug-and-play adaptive E85 management system that constantly monitors fuel blend and optimizes fuel delivery and engine parameters in real time to maximize performance, ensure engine durability, and deliver dyno-proven horsepower and torque gains on E85. Manage fuel blend with the free ProFlex Connect app for iOS or Android.
Stamped-steel plates haven’t changed much…until now. The R-Plate is the first digital license plate, allowing owner customization as well as quick online DMV services for registration, personalized plates and more. Add a vehicle or club logo when parked plus personalized messages. Approved in California and Arizona, with more states to come.
Aerodynamic 52/50-in. LED light bar silencing cover redirects air around the light bar, removing deafening whistles and howls while protecting the customer’s light bar. The cover is open on the sides and along the entire back to allow airflow for cooling. The inserts are removable, providing a street-legal and customized look.
Antigravity Lithium Batteries
Antigravity Batteries says that its Re-Start line is the first of its kind with built-in jump starting. It monitors its status and puts itself to sleep just before going dead, with just enough energy to start the vehicle again with a simple press of the restart button on the battery. Start the vehicle, drive away, and never be left stranded again.
DashLink is a wireless hardware and app-based data monitoring and logging solution for personal mobile devices and OBD-II compliant vehicles ’96–current. Version 2.0 includes configurable AutoMeter gauges, improved graphics and navigation menus, with one hardware interface for both Apple and Android devices.
A 4K cloud dash cam. Sony Starvis image sensor. H.265 (HEVC) compression. Built-in GPS and dual-band Wi-Fi. Built-in impact and motion detection.
The SummitView Jeep Wrangler Quad Camera With DVR System provides off-roaders with a four-camera system that all ties into a DVR monitor. The cameras assist in parking, general driving and trail riding. The 185-degree-view front winch camera, two rock cameras and a backup camera become like an internal spotter for ensuring that the driver picks the right line.
The HornBlasters spare tire delete kit is an all-in-one solution, now with a larger compressor. It uses the vehicle’s stock spare tire lifting
Full Throttle Battery
Introducing Full Throttle high-performance batteries built to the highest standards and made to be put through the toughest tests. Featuring virgin pure-lead thin plates, over-the-partition welds, brass terminal connections and higher compression rates and valve settings to ensure the power in the battery gets to the accessories efficiently.
Make music personal with the new Kicker 4.0 amp and FlexTune app, compatible with Kicker-equipped GM audio systems. Using a connected device, FlexTune links to a Kicker-equipped system via Bluetooth LE to add bass or increase clarity. Easily tweak the sound using the graphic five-band EQ, then name the preset for easy recall.
Zuther Xtreme Technologies
The Wrench iD+ measuring tool identifies sizes of bolt heads and nuts, and provides the exact size of the wrench or socket needed. The tool also identifies inside and outside diameters of piping and oZuther ther related objects.
Available with powder grey or polished nickel arms, the Wrench iD+ provides sizes in SAE and Metric 1/4in & 6mm through 2 1/8 in & 54 mm ranges. The readout can display results in SAE or metric.
Additional features include an LED light, automatic shut-off, a digital display, and and the ability to recall the last size measured.