Audiovox Electronics, which changed its name to VOXX Electronics at CES, said it is aggressively expanding the driver safety category as it becomes a key growth area over the next two years.
It is developing a blindspot detector as well as lane departure products, and forward crash warning systems.
At CES this week, VOXX is showing its first driving video recorder (DVR) and a new multi-view backup camera system.
It is also showing low-priced parking sensor backup warning systems.
According to recent industry reports, the global ADAS market will grow at a CAGR of 22.59 percent over the next 2 years. Growth is expected in the aftermarket as well a in lower cost cars.
The VOXX DVR mounts behind the rear view mirror on the windshield. It’s always in standby mode and if you have an accident, its built-in G sensors automatically lock in the recording from 1 to 3 minutes prior so you can capture the full incident. The model DVR700HD works with a cigarette lighter adapter, offers 720p resolution and supports microSD cards.
Also new are 4-sensor backup warning systems for plastic bumper installation. A package includes sensors, cables, module, drill bit, and display or speaker. There are additional packages with many different options including drill bits, buzzers and hole saws.
A new VOXX multi-view backup camera system gives the driver selectable views behind the car including “down, behind, wide, and split corner view.” It delivers a 190-degree view and digital image correction for a crisper image. It has two mounting systems including a license plate mount. VOXX says this is the only industry system with a microphone and swappable mirror function.
It is joined by an Import Style Backup Camera (CAM345) with 9 selectable parking lines; high resolution; waterproof housing; 160 degree wide view angle; low profile mount; and built-in microphone.