Kenwood will introduce at CES in January, one of the industry’s first in-dash navigation/radios with a WiFi connection to the Internet.
The deck will let you access Facebook, Twitter and other forms of communication through voice (text-to-speech, TTS, and speech-to-text, STT, hands-free operation).
The deck will let you listen to songs on demand from the Internet, giving you a choice of hundreds of thousands of songs and video by command. It will also give you on-demand access of songs and videos stored on devices attached to the unit, such as a smartphone.
In navigation, the WiFi connection provides access to real time traffic, data services and traffic camera locations. Plus it connects to other utilities that integrate with the Garmin navigation platform.
Another novel feature of the WiFi deck is it will have an optional second screen that may be used in the rear seat by kids to watch movies or other content served up wirelessly from the radio.
More details on the new WiFi navigation/radio will be announced by Kenwood at CES.