Way back in January, Kenwood quietly showed what may become its first OEM navigation add-on module.
The company is still evaluating plans to ship the product, but on display at CES in Las Vegas, was a KNA-L50 black box that can add navigation to vehicles from General Motors, Ford and Volkswagen, model years 2014-2017. These vehicles offer touch screens, but lack navigation.
Aimed mainly at expediters, the KNA-L50 also works with Kenwood’s WebLink app that allows the radio to control Waze, YouTube, Yelp and provides access to weather and other features (via a USB connection from phone to radio). Through WebLink, drivers also get access to NextRadio, an advanced FM radio service that provides album art, song title information and more.
No price has been specified.