Ryze Mobile announced at the SEMA Show last week that it is entering the US market with a full line of car radios including a model with a super large 14.1 inch screen that is vehicle specific.
The new Ryze Mobile car radios with 8-core processors, WiFi capability, and Parrot Bluetooth will be available from the company in various screen sizes, both universal and vehicle specific. One model is a universal single DIN with a 10.1 inch screen, which will be accompanied by vehicle specific mounting plates.
The 14.1 inch radio is under the company’s “Facelift,” vehicle specific line. The initial model is for the Chevy Cruze. It integrates climate controls and offers plug and play installation. It has a capacitive touch screen (like a tablet), runs the Android OS and includes WiFi capability, so when used with an optional dongle, you can download apps to the car radio such as Waze, Google Maps, Glympse and Skype directly from the Google Play store.
It includes 3 USB ports and a camera output. Users will be able to connect up to 4 cameras.
Other “Facelift” vehicle specific radios will be available for the Ford F150 and Sierra Silverado and more.
Ryze CEO Eric DaVersa said he wants to provide the aftermarket the ability to sell Tesla radio-like upgrades and to bring the Internet of Things to the aftermarket.
Through an ODB2 dongle, Ryze radios can also get check engine light information. And they provide HDMI mirroring from the phone.
The new radios will ship within 30 days.
The Universal Ryze 10.1-inch model is a single DIN radio that also comes in an 8-inch screen size.
Also from Ryze is a 7-inch double DIN radio.
Retail pricing on some of the radios ranges from $600 to $700.
Ryze is also in the process of setting up a network of manufacturers’ reps around the country.
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