Pioneer releases first Apple CarPlay devices

We've known about Apple's in-car plans for months now - but today marks the first day when the products that support "CarPlay" are finally available. Pioneer has released a firmware upgrade to its existing line of in-car systems that adds CarPlay functionality. If you've got a AVIC-F60DAB, AVIC-F960DAB, AVIC-F960BT, AVIC-F860BT or AVH-X8600BT, or pick up…

Jabra DRIVE in-car speakerphone launched

Bluetooth headset specialists Jabra today reveal their Jabra Drive in-car speakerphone, an easy to use hands-free kit that lets two devices pair with the unit for safe mobile chats when out on the road. Weighing just 100 grams and measuring…

SuperTooth launch the Buddy in-car hands free set

SuperTooth are launching a brand new in-car hands free set, dubbed the Buddy, presumably as you'll use it to chat with your…er…buddies. Offering 20 hours talk time and 1000 hours standby time, the Buddy measures just 128x149x13 mm. If you…

"Web on Wheels" – Bringing the Opera browser to your motor

With pretty much every facet of our lives now web-connected, one of the last untapped regions is that of inside your car. But according to market analysis firm Strategy Analytics, almost 90 percent of vehicles produced in North America and…

Parrot MKi – handsfree kits for car-based music fans


Parrot, the unfeasibly-difficult-to-Google producer of in-car hands-free kits has just brought out a range of new iPod-enabled music control systems for your vehicle. These devices hook up to your car stereo and allow you to play almost any device through your car speakers…

Motorola unveils T505 Bluetooth in-car speakerphone and digital FM transmitter


Motorola has unveiled its T505 portable in-car Bluetooth speakerphone and digital FM transmitter, offering full hands-free compatibility with Bluetooth phones or MP3 players.

Stereo Bluetooth phones, such as the MOTORAZR or MOTOROKR Z6 will allow music and calls to be streamed to the car radio, while users with ordinary Bluetooth phones can use the T505 to make and receive calls over the car stereo.

The T505 features StationFinder technology which announces where the best FM connection can be found on the user’s car radio. When calls come in, the T505 automatically mutes the music and audibly announces the Caller ID.

Toshiba unveils its in-car HD DVD player

toshiba-incar-hddvdplayer.jpgToshiba has got together with Alpine Electronics to develop an HD DVD player for use in cars. It was shown off at last week’s Automotive Engineering Expo 2007, and should become a commercial product in 2008.