Monday, we reported on the “Best of Innovations” Awards won by Sony and Phoenix Gold. Here follows some of the other Innovations Awards winners for car-related products.
One winning device of note is the new “InSeam” from Aamp of America. It lets you add Bluetooth to any car and control it through the steering wheel controls as well as a car radio. It adds both Bluetooth audio and handsfree calling and works with any smartphone or tablet. Aamp says it is the first universal device to combine all the above features along with the steering wheel controls in one solution. Shipping and pricing information is not yet available.
Car Electronics Innovations Awards winners for 2013 fell into 4 categories.
Pioneer AppRadio 2—The in-dash receiver links with an Android phone and iPhone to control apps from the radio, acting much like a car speaker dock for your phone.
Nuance Communications –Dragon Drive! is a natural voice control platform for the car that is used by car makers and suppliers to allow handsfree dictation and voice control for navigation, music and other content.
Sony XAV-701HD MirrorLink AV Receiver “Best of Innovations” Award winner. See story here.
TYLT TYLT Y-CHARGE –Universal Car Charger – 4.2Amp Dual USB
Cobra Electronics Cobra iRadar S-Series radar/laser/camera detector–The first under-the-hood radar detectors to utilize a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone. The connection enables access to Cobra iRadar, the largest community-based detection system.
Omega Excalibur AL:-1950-EDPB –A color OLED 2-way deluxe alarm/remote start system with BLADE vehicle interface technology. Its dual data ports allow for system add-ons and plug-in accessories, as well as the ability to program features and update the system firmware from any PC.
AAMP of America InSeam –Adds a Bluetooth connection to any automobile for handsfree calling, and streaming audio into the vehicle’s sound system. It uses the car’s original steering wheel controls, to control the smartphone.
Power Bright Technologies The XC180 –The world’s smallest cup inverter. At 180 watts its only 3.3 inches high and it also the only cup inverter that has three iPhone and iPad 2.1A compatible USB ports and a 120V AC outlet to power up to four devices at once.
In-Vehicle Audio Video
Pheonix Gold ACX600.5—Best of Innovations Award winner for a fully app controlled amp. See story here.
Sirius XM Radio Connect Vehicle Tuner–The SXV200 Vehicle Tuner easily connects to the back of any SiriusXM-Ready radio to control and play live satellite radio through a car audio system.
Category: In-Vehicle Audio Video
Sirius XM Radio Lynx Portable Radio-– A SiriusXM touchscreen portable radio that docks in kits car or home kits or a portable speaker dock for satellite radio reception. It also receives Sirius XM Internet Radio via WiFi.
Morel— Hybrid Integra –The speaker system delivers high-end performance and alleviate acoustic and integration obstacles in today’s cars. Combining innovative technology and handcrafted manufacturing techniques, it faithfully reproduces the magic of a live performance in your car.
Orca Design–Illusion Audio Carbon C10– The high performance carbon fiber 10 inch slim subwoofer has an inverted neodymium dual gap magnet structure with heatsink. It has double the stroke of competing slim subwoofers. -3dB = 45 Hz in a 0.7 cubic foot sealed box.
Software & Mobile Apps (In-Car Related Products)
Directed MyAutomate – Offers new car buyers an innovative selection of telematics features that let them connect, interact, secure and control virtually any new vehicle, all from their iPhone or Android device, while establishing a convenient service link to their dealership.
QNX Software Systems CAR 2 application platform — The QNX CAR 2 application platform is the first pre-integrated software stack for car infotainment powered by HTML5. It enables automakers to create personalized user experiences, keep vehicles fresh with new features, and achieve seamless integration.
Scosche Industries controlFREQ App – Wireless Remote Control — Works exclusively with the Scosche Car Stereo Receiver (SCDBTA60). This app turns your smartphone into a wireless touchscreen remote control and display for your car stereo. Change between tracks, MP3s and easily switch between various sources for a seamless media experience.
For the full list of winners click here.