This month’s Consumer Reports annual auto issue has an article on in-car electronics, you can read it on the Web site, no subscription required. The article touches on the aftermarket in in-car digital tech, including an upcoming Kenwood aftermarket car radio with WiFi and cloud-based content sharing at a cost of $1,700. You can read a review of the Kenwood DNN990HD here, and read the press release here.
In-car electronics is the fastest-growing area of auto technology, as automakers scramble to one-up one another. Demand in the showroom has exploded, and savvy dealerships are training staffers to be electronics experts who can guide you through their systems. “Electronic features, such as streaming music and Bluetooth for hands-free calls, are the most popular options that people are asking for,” says Robert Lysiak, a sales consultant at Grand Prize Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC in Nanuet, N.Y. “They have taken the place of GPS.”