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26 Aug, 2013

John Day   When I first saw that Sony has introduced an in-car entertainment system I presumed the company did so in partnership with an automaker. Most systems like the XAV-602BT are selling features in new cars. But this system is for the aftermarket, and I wonder if we won’t see more systems like it. Sony’s XAV-602BT features smartphone connectivity and an optional GPS module (XA-NV300T) with TomTom® … Read More

Sony, Bluetooth, Car Connectivity Consortium, aftermarket, navigation, Pandora, in-car entertainment, MirrorLink

27 Jan, 2012

J VanDomelen Gone, in large part, are the days of military and aerospace (mil/aero) organizations buying a complete, comprehensive, end-to-end turnkey system from a single, solitary vendor. Rather, a vast majority of today’s mil/aero systems combine the technologies, components, and capabilities of myriad technology vendors. Integrating parts from various vendors in a single system, like most things, has its pros … Read More

Electronic, Geek, Sony, Software, Yamaha, Mentor.com, Computer, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Aerospace, Military, Electric, Hardware, electrical, HDMI, Mentor, Mentor Graphics

16 Dec, 2010

J VanDomelen

Android is sexy, as are the ever-increasing number of smartphones and PC tablets that take advantage of Google’s operating system (OS). Military personnel, even officials at the highest ranks, agree. Soldiers want to use Android devices and Apple’s iPad in the field, while on a mission, communicating, socializing, killing time, or blowing off steam. Soldiers have historically been frustrated by the

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Electronic, iPhone, Software, Mentor Graphics, Sony, DoD, Mentor, Geek, soldier, USB, Google, Xbox, Hardware, soldiers, Mentor.com, VHS, electrical, PlayStation, Warfighters, iPad, Military, mp3, Operating System, Microsoft, Apple, Mil-Aero, Computer, Android, Milaero

17 Jul, 2010

John Day I am decidedly not a big fan of automated voice-based customer support systems, so I will admit to being a mite skeptical about Ford’s focus on voice recognition as its primary user interface. But I understand that the company – like all other automakers – is between a rock and a hard place. Whatever features take a driver’s eyes off the road or hands off the wheel are potentially hazardous – and features, … Read More

Nuance, Sony, Ford Edge, Ford Motor Credit, Bluetooth Message Access Profile, SYNC, iTunes Tagging, Jim Buczkowski, HD Radio, iTunes

16 Sep, 2009

John Day I was leafing through a national magazine recently and noticed a two-page ad for the Ford Taurus. I stopped to read the copy, and was pleased to see radar-based active safety features among the vehicle’s options – right up there with SYNC hands-free communications, a 12-speaker audio system, and several other enticements. I subsequently learned that Ford offers active safety - adaptive cruise control … Read More

Mercury Milan, Lincoln MKT, Sony, Chrysler, Chrysler Town & Country, Blind Spot Monitoring, SYNC, Lincoln MKS, Taurus, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford

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