2017 was an exciting year in the automotive world for both car makers and consumers. 2018 is set to be even better. New car technology is going to begin a transformative process taking us on the road to a “smart” connected car and driverless technology. We’re sure to see exciting products in 2018.
Here are ten car trends and products to watch for in 2018:
Infotainment systems combine hands-free calling, GPS, entertainment features, and more. New models like the Kenwood DDX9904S DVD include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. No longer are you tied to a certain media (not just CDs, not just radio, etc). You can use Bluetooth to connect your Apple or Android smartphone and use streaming platforms like Spotify and iTunes. You now have full access to all the ways you play music and access to your full music library. For music quality: Kenwood has you covered with a customizable d7 band EQ, 3-4V preouts for multiple amplifiers, and subwoofer control. Now your vehicle is ready for enjoyable road trips or commutes.
After Market Safety Features
After market safety options can be less expensive. The Echomaster PCAM-BS1N is a blind spot camera so drivers can see those unavoidable “blind spots,” that are present on any vehicle. The blind spot camera mounts to side mirrors and is designed to improve visibility and reduce the risk of collisions and other accidents, especially when changing lanes. This is greatly reduce accidents on the road and especially useful for avoiding distracted drivers.
GPS is the best way to get where you’re going. The Advent RM-NM102 is a replacement rearview mirror with built-in GPS technology, so you’ll never get lost again!
Personalize your truck with Heise HE-DRC50 50-inch Dual Row Curved LED Light. LED Light Bars are dependable, and their bright light makes night driving safer…and more fun! Utilizing these in off-road applications is huge, from trucks to Jeeps to Polaris style UTV’s.
Security is important. An aftermarket alarm can help protect your vehicle. The Code alarm CA6155 Alarm System is a keyless entry, auto-arming security system with a starter interrupter that can protect your car. Now you can know for sure, your car is locked and safe for the night.
Personalization is in this year and upgrading your car audio can provide a custom listening experience. Start with a great set of speakers like the JL Audio C1-570X 5X7 coaxial speakers. They fit in the factory location and deliver great audio with no distortion.
Add More Power
For a real custom audio experience, consider adding an aftermarket car amplifier like the Kenwood KAC-M1824BT Bluetooth 4 Channel Amplifier to power your new speakers. This will add clarity and volume to what you currently and hearing. Amplifiers help increase the sound volume as well as clarity. It’s like adding a live concert experience to your car’s audio.
Add Some Low End To Your Drive
Complete your custom audio system with the JL Audio 10TW1-4 10-inch subwoofer. It will improve your listening experience, giving you full sound and low-end fill. Subwoofers go hand in hand with amplifiers. It’s how you can built the best music and sound experience in your car.
Make Long Rides Kid Friendly
Upgrade your infotainment system just for the kids! The Concept BSD905 Headrest DVD can keep the kids happy on long trips, giving them DVD playback ability, or upgrade to the BSD905M Miracast and give them the option to stream their smart device direct to the screen, or watch a DVD.
No More Hot or Cold Starts To Your Day
The Code Alarm CA6555 Long Range Remote Start means no more uncomfortable mornings. Just push the button 5-10 minutes before you’re ready to leave, and the interior of your car will be warmed up or cooled down by the time you are ready to drive.
If you’d like to learn more, give the experts at Audio Express a call. We can help you stay ahead of the latest trends and offer a range of products to help you create your perfect vehicle