Mobile Electronics

Mobile-Electronics Products

Aftermarket Business, Car Audio Installers,Car Stereo Retailers, Connected Vehicle, New Products, Mobile ElectronicsPowerful Accessories That Boost Vehicle Efficiency and Functionality

New products in the mobile-electronics category at the 2014 SEMA Show ran the gamut from high-powered horns to connected-car and navigation aids. Each year, the electronics displays become more advanced and provide potential for increased revenue at specialty-equipment retail outlets. The latest offerings featured traditional automotive audio and video systems but also included interfaces for smartphones and tablets as well as vehicle maintenance technologies.

Connectivity Is the Word

Wireless connectivity and all-encompassing head units are among the latest mobile-electronics trends. Pioneer’s AVIC-8000NEX unit incorporates a wide range of features, including navigation, expanded Bluetooth capabilities and the ability to play the latest audio file formats. Integrating Wireless Technology Holds Boundless Potential

Connected-car technology continues to flourish in the mobile-electronics segment of the automotive aftermarket. Wi-Fi, smartphones and tablets now allow users to bring their apps and content into their vehicles and link wirelessly to onboard electronics, providing greater degrees of personalization.

Mobile-Electronics Products

Aftermarket Business, Car Audio Installers,Car Stereo Retailers, Connected Vehicle, New Products, Mobile ElectronicsPowerful Accessories That Boost Vehicle Efficiency and Functionality

New, more advanced electronic features are added to vehicles each year, both from the automakers and from specialty-equipment companies. No wonder that some of the most sought-after innovations were displayed in the Mobile Electronics section of the New Products Showcase at the 2013 SEMA Show. From navigation consoles to rearview cameras and from vehicle-tracking devices to some of the world’s loudest horns, the aisles were replete with entertainment, information and connectivity devices—along with the power cells, chargers and batteries to run them.

Smartphones and Hotspots

The Mobile Connectivity Trend Continues

“Vehicle connectivity” remains the buzz phrase in the mobile-electronics market segment. Whether via OEM head units, smartphones, tablets, iPads or mobile hotspots, the cloud’s literally the limit for infotainment.For 2013 and the immediate future, the buzz phrase in the mobile-electronics market remains “vehicle connectivity.” At least, that seems to be the consensus of a variety of category observers within the field, from journalists to marketing professionals.

“Just as we’ve seen in past years, in-vehicle technology has been driven by the iPhone and the efforts to either connect with it, integrate with it or make it part of the environment,” said Mobile Electronics Magazine Editor in Chief Solomon Daniels. “Manufacturers know that consumers carry their music around with them. The vehicle is no longer the central point for entertainment; it’s more of an offshoot.”

Subscribe to Mobile Electronics