Scosche fits Bluetooth head unit kits like originals for Audi, BMW, Fiat, MB, Volvo, Ford, Porsche & More

kitAs many of our readers have realized that after a few years, it is more difficult for their smartphones to work with their in-car infotainment, CD or radio receivers.  The latest iOS 8 update has disconnected and discontented many Bluetooth users.  People keep their cars for five or more years and their smartphones for two years or less.  The good news is that if you want to replace the head unit because you no longer use cassette tapes or CDs and want a new Bluetooth system Scosche is offering adapter kits to make installations look like the original.

Alpine iLX-007 with Apple iPhone CarPlay

Alpine announced the iLX-007, an aftermarket in-dash receiver  for optimum compatibility with Apple CarPlay with Phone 5/5c/5S -6/6+ in the car. The iLX-007 is a

Pioneer Single CD Receivers double up Bluetooth, Wideband Speech and music streaming

DoubleDinPioneer Electronics also debuted its 2015 models of in-dash single CD receivers with the technology to compliment smartphone users’ lifestyles for around $200.

Features of the aftermarket audio systems with expanded smartphone functionality include Pandora, styling and FLAC file playback. The new receivers have larger screens, better colors and brightness functions.

Rearview Mirror Unit with LTE & Wi-Fi Hotspots coming from Pioneer

Pioneerrearviewmirror2Pioneer announced that it has developed a rearview mirror telematics unit with LTE that it claims will be first in the Japanese market to utilize cloud services. It appears this could be a great aftermarket technology for those who want to connect a rear view camera and GPS with Wi-Fi hotspots and use voice commands.

AT&T Mojio carrier in USA: free service for first year

mojioMojio today announced that its connected car device will work via AT&T’s wireless network in the United States. It will work with Telus in Canada.

The Mojio  connects to an onboard diagnostic port OBDII  that is in most cars manufactured after 1996. Drivers with Mojio will be able to locate, monitor and diagnose their car from their iOS or Android smartphone. The data from the car will be delivered through AT&T’s network.