Every year at this time the Consumer Technology Association announces the Innovation Award winners heading into CES.
More winners may be revealed at the actual CES show in January, as some companies choose to keep their products under wraps until then.
For 2017, in the In-Vehicle Audio-Video category, one company won a “The Best of Innovation Award” for the segment, namely Bosch for a “first of its kind” OEM device integrating head unit functionality into the instrument cluster for motorcycles.
Here are the 2017 Innovation Award Winners in In-Vehicle Audio-Video:
Bosch–Best of Innovations In-Vehicle Audio-Video
TE, LVCC, Central Hall, Booth #14128
The Bosch ICC is the first of its kind motorcycle audio system integrating head unit functionality into the motorcycle’s instrument cluster. The HMI clearly displays nothing more (and nothing less) than the information essential to riders looking to take their experience to the next level.
It uses Bluetooth to stream audio from your phone and present turn by turn directions and it also can use WiFi to add a visual display of moving map.
This is an OEM product and the first motorcycle company to use it is KTM in its 2017 Adventure 1290.
Users see the normal instrument cluster with speed and fuel level, but now they also see the song playing and they can skip songs and operate their phone via handle bar controls for safety.
The unit has a special coating so the screen is viewable in direct sunlight.
Other Innovation Award Winners:
AudioControl DM-810 DSP Matrix Processor
TE, LVCC, North Hall, Booth #5016
The AudioControl DM-810 Digital Matrix Processor allows users to truly optimize the performance of their car audio system, regardless of whether they are using a factory or aftermarket source, to truly achieve the goal of “Making Good Sound Great”.
Eleven channel Class GD amplifier with extensive crossover functions allow one amplifier to build a complex system; triamp front channels, biamp rear channels + mono subwoofer. Total power is 4000 watts @ 2 ohms @ 1% THD. Designed in California, USA.
Full Digital Sound
TE, LVCC, North Plaza, NP 7
Clarion’s Full Digital Sound system minimizes sound loss to the extreme, enabling unprecedented fidelity where the true essence of music is reproduced as-is, and contributes to ear-awakening high-response sound thanks to its ability to maintain a digital audio signal from source to speaker.
Mosconi 8to12 Aerospace
TE, Westgate, Suite 2802/ 2812
Eight analog inputs and 12 outputs plus two digital in and one out, Sampling rate 192khz/24bit, Bluetooth option (for CD Quality Audio Streaming and CPU settings), high-level inputs with autosense, ATOM= Auto-fade Trigger Option Mode, Input delay & EQ, 30 Band EQ, time delay 0.005 msec/step , 10 adj. filters , Up to 120db/octave crossover slopes are possible.
RACE2.0: Integrated Media-Mirroring Middleware
TE, Westgate, Suite 473
RACE 2.0 is first “Integrated Media and Mirroring Middleware Solution” in market which enables new and advanced use cases providing better user experience and at a same time making the design and integration of automotive infotainment systems more simple,