Updated. Audiovox announced it will offer the industry’s first Sirius XM 2.0 products during its fiscal Q4 which closes at the end of November. And it provided new information on a collaboration with Sprint, in a conference call Wednesday.
Audiovox Corp. president and CEO Pat Lavelle said, “In satellite radio, during the third [fiscal] quarter, we will introduce a brand new suite of Sirius XM 2.0 products designed to increase available channels and broaden content, and we expect this to increase sales. These aftermarket systems will be the first to market with 2.0 features. OE systems will follow a year or two later.”
In addition, Audiovox announced a few more details on a new car product with Sprint. The device will be called “Audiovox Car Connections powered by Sprint,” and it will address distracted driving by preventing texting while the car is in motion. It will also offer geofencing and speed notifications, so if your teen drives beyond a proscribed area or if he exceeds a designated speed, you will be notified.
The device, which plugs into the OBD II port in the car, will also provide vehicle tracking and location. And it could be employed for user-based-insurance discounts. Additionally, it will provide fleet features such as driver scoring.
Sprint will provide network service for the device, which will be formally unveiled in January at the Consumer Electronics Show for delivery in Q1.
Source: Audiovox Corporation