Ryze Intros Advanced Car Radios

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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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  1. you don’t need an aftermarket part for that to happen now from what I got off the 60 min or 20/20 reports that aired. This is somthing Auto Manufacturers need to do.
    You’re just adding onto a system that’s in place to start with.
    Look at Onstar and other things like that. Adding a computer in the car to read Canbus information like a code scanner will put a foot in the door, but the garage door is wide open now as it stands on some of the systems.
    But I’l bet you can’t crack it anyway.
    Not just anyone will have the ability to get into a system like this.
    Even then, Lets say its Closed down and Locked up, what’s to stop somone from adding on a fake OSDB extension and door into a car’s system when you have your car serviced?
    Now you get into Legislation and less gadgets. And we do not have laws protecting us from this type of intrusion. Is this a right to Privacy issue? What Laws could it be called that were broken if your car got hacked?

    And seriously If somone added a device you didn’t know about and it looked factory how many people would know what it was, when it was added or who added it or why?
    All these issues need to be addressed.
    There Just selling a Radio/ Screen. Perhaps they could add onto it a way to tell if your automobile is attacked or vulnerable to an attack and let you lock it down.
    So you missing the big picture here.
    You can lock down your WIFI, Adding a Lock for the system and ability to see what the factory system’s vulnerabilities are could be a plus then an added Lock for it as well.

  2. Those issues you mention related to security occur by not locking down the MCU. These head units connect into the CANBUS which do not communicate through the MCU. Therefore, no security risk outside of the same personal security issues you face with a laptop or cell phone over WiFi.

  3. I do not see any mention of the security encryption of the unit. I hope it is completely locked down as it has 3 USB and WiFi. Companies like this must hire white hat hackers prior to launching units like this or we as a industry need to start a white hat hacking program to certify that units like this are locked down and cannot be hacked to operate other vehicle functionality. It controls the AC.. What else can it be hacked to do? Seriously if we don’t make security / encription a MAJOR concern for our industry hackable products may be the death of the aftermarket A/V business. We will be legislated out of business after another 20/20 / 60 Minutes story on how aftermarket units are opening gateways for hackers to control your car.

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