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Why Remote Start From Watches May Catch On

Why Remote Start From Watches May Catch On

Amy Gilroy January 20, 2015 1

Remote start from a smartwatch may be a great gimmick for auto shows or it may be the start of the new way we interact with our vehicles. Eight car makers have shown watch

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Remote Start From Watch From Audi, Hyundai

Remote Start From Watch From Audi, Hyundai

Amy Gilroy January 9, 2015 Comments Off

Joining BMW and Directed’s Viper aftermarket brand at CES, Audi and Hyundai demonstrated remote start smartwatch systems. Audi’s model was shown with an LG smartwatch. It has the ability to lock/unlock a car as

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PAC Intros New BMW, Hyundai RadioPRO4 Kits

PAC Intros New BMW, Hyundai RadioPRO4 Kits

Amy Gilroy January 8, 2015 Comments Off

Pacific Accessory Corp. (PAC) is introducing new kits for select BMW and late model Hyundai vehicles to simplify installation of an aftermarket radio. The new kit for BMWs combines a radio replacement and steering

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BMW to Show Smartwatch-Controlled Self-Parking Car at CES

BMW to Show Smartwatch-Controlled Self-Parking Car at CES

Amy Gilroy December 16, 2014 1

BMW will demonstrate at the CES Show next month a car that parks itself that is controlled by a smartwatch, while you are outside of the car. The driver activates the parking feature on

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VAIS Ships its First Dodge, BMW, Porsche Interface Kits

VAIS Ships its First Dodge, BMW, Porsche Interface Kits

Amy Gilroy September 22, 2014 Comments Off

VAIS Technology announced it will start shipping its add-on satellite radio GSR module for select Dodge, BMW and Porsche vehicles. The company, which until recently, offered add-on modules only for Toyota and Lexus vehicles,

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Amazing BMW Commercial!

Amazing BMW Commercial!

Amy Gilroy August 15, 2014 Comments Off

It’s worth taking the literal two minute length of this commercial out of your day to watch this video, and to see a rare example of good advertising. Don’t let the first 20 seconds

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BMW Direct Fit Speakers Ship From Rockford

BMW Direct Fit Speakers Ship From Rockford

Amy Gilroy May 5, 2014 Comments Off

TEMPE, AZ–Rockford Fosgate is shipping its Direct Fitment Speakers for BMW to select retailers. The speakers are designed to fit BMW model years 2004 and up. They are “made in Germany to precise specifications,”

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BMW Wants to Scrap Car Salesmen for Geniuses

BMW Wants to Scrap Car Salesmen for Geniuses

Amy Gilroy February 21, 2014 2

BMW is encouraging its dealers to install flat screen TVs and hire Apple-like “geniuses” to explain the new technology in cars to consumers, reports The Wall Street Journal. If this sounds familiar, it’s because

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Audison Adds BMW to Car-Specific Systems

Audison Adds BMW to Car-Specific Systems

Amy Gilroy February 18, 2014 Comments Off

After announcing at CES its first car-specific audio system, slated for the Volkswagen Golf  and Golf 2 in Q3, Elettromedia, maker of Hertz and Audison, said a BMW car-specific system is also in the

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NAV-TV Ships Simpler Interfaces for BMW, Mercedes

NAV-TV Ships Simpler Interfaces for BMW, Mercedes

Amy Gilroy February 18, 2014 Comments Off

NAV-TV is offering new interfaces for most late model BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles that let you add an aftermarket camera or nightvision camera. The kits give you a plug and play harness for a

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You’ve Got To See This BMW i8 Key

You’ve Got To See This BMW i8 Key

Amy Gilroy December 20, 2013 Comments Off

The imminent 2015 BMW i8 coupe may have the most unusual factory key on the planet.   The key, according to a tip to Bimmerfile, has a built-in LCD (high resolution) that can display info

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Tint World to Push Focal High End Integration

Tint World to Push Focal High End Integration

Amy Gilroy August 7, 2013 1

Tint World, with over 24 franchise locations, has reached a new agreement with Focal where it will feature Focal’s new Integration series of components in Tint World stores. Focal has served as a vendor

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Focal Ships BMW Plug & Play System

Focal Ships BMW Plug & Play System

Amy Gilroy August 1, 2013 1

Focal is launching an OEM-ready drop-in speaker system for BMW vehicles. It offers speakers specifically designed for the acoustics of a BMW 1 Series, 3 Series or X1 BMW.  The speakers use the same

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First BMW Remote Starters Ship Next Month

First BMW Remote Starters Ship Next Month

Amy Gilroy July 3, 2013 Comments Off

Until now a plug and play remote starter for a BMW was non-existent, but ADS will ship in August, BMW and Mercedes remote starters under the iDataStart, Flashlogic and Omegalink brands, it said. They

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BMW Offers Siri Eyes Free in All New Cars

BMW Offers Siri Eyes Free in All New Cars

Amy Gilroy June 10, 2013 Comments Off

BMW announced Friday it will integrate Apple’s Siri Eyes Free capability in all its 2014 cars. Siri Eyes Free will come as a standard option in BMW iDrive, which will also allow integration with

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FlashLogic Intros Its First BMW, Mercedes Remote Starter Modules

FlashLogic Intros Its First BMW, Mercedes Remote Starter Modules

Amy Gilroy January 16, 2013 Comments Off

FlashLogic, an Audiovox Electronics brand, announced at CES a new data bus module that allows dealers to add an aftermarket remote start system to a Mercedes-Benz or BMW, which traditionally do not accept aftermarket

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BMW Gets 4G LTE Hotspot

William Damsky July 12, 2012 Comments Off

BMW is adding 4G LTE service to its new infotainment system and new voice control powered by Nuance. The company’s new BMW LTE Car Hotspot lets you plug in your own 4G SIM card

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GROM Audio Releases Media Interface for BMW

Lynn Shannon May 30, 2012 Comments Off

GROM Audio, producer of quality digital converters for in-vehicle information and entertainment, announced the release of the GROM-MST3-BMWO media interface. This specific version of the GROM-MST3 line is designed to integrate with select BMW

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BMW 650i is Geek Heaven

Amy Gilroy March 16, 2012 Comments Off

We know the BMW 650i is the new geek-heaven luxury vehicle because MIT says so in its Technology Review and both Forbes and CNET agree.  Fortunately for the aftermarket, the BMW 650i costs about

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BMW to Offer Stitcher

William Damsky March 13, 2012 Comments Off

BMW announced at the South By Southwest Interactive Conference that it is adding Stitcher—on-demand radio for news, talk and live programming– to the list of apps that work with its infotainment systems. BMW and

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