Unavi, based in Brea, CA recently introduced a new line of car kits that replace the screen of the factory radio to add navigation, video and backup camera capability.
The company launched a new X5 line of devices that include an 8-inch touchscreen mounted in a bezel which fits the car. The kit also includes a “trip board” that interfaces between the factory radio and the Unavi screen as well as a ribbon cable. It eliminates wire cutting, but it retains the basic radio and factory features including Bluetooth, USB and microphone.
The new kits switch to iGo Primo software for easier address input and larger type as well as more 3D features, rather than the former SpeedNavi software. They come with three year warranties when installed by an authorized retailer and carry suggested retail price from $1,499 to $1,599.
Unavi, said it is also working on offering cellphone mirroring of Android devices onto the car radio screen in the future as part of its kit functions. Additionally it is looking into extending its navigation kits to Nissan and Infinity vehicles, said GM/National Sales Manager Robert Bridges.
Unavi currently sells through a network of 300 to 400 retailers and expediters and said It’s doubled its sales since last year.