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VEHICLE AUDIO is equipment installed in a car or other vehicle to provide in-car entertainment and information for the vehicle occupants. Until the 1950s it consisted of a simple AM radio. Additions since then have included FM radio (1952), CD players (1984), navigation systems, Bluetooth telephone integration, and smartphone controllers like CarPlay and Android Auto. Once controlled from the dashboard with a few buttons, they can now be controlled by steering wheel controls and voice commands.

Initially implemented for listening to music and radio, vehicle audio is now part of car telematics, telecommunication, in-vehicle security, handsfree calling, navigation, and remote diagnostics systems. It is also used to create fake engine noise. For the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, an "Active Noise Control" system was developed that amplifies the engine sound through the car speakers. A similar system is used in the F-150 pickup truck. Volkswagen uses a Soundaktor, a special speaker to play sounds in cars such as the Golf GTi and Beetle Turbo. BMW plays a recorded sample of its motors through the car speakers, using a different samples according to the engine’s load and power.

Telematics is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses telecommunications, vehicular technologies, road transportation, road safety, electrical engineering (sensors, instrumentation, wireless communications, etc.), and computer science (multimedia, Internet, etc.).

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  • Alpine - since 1967. "Our premium in-car entertainment systems have helped people enjoy their drives since 1978." Offers innovative in-car multimedia, headunits, amplifiers, speakers, tweeters, subwoofers and signal processing equipment.
  • BANG & OLUFSEN - since 1925. "The Speed of Sound." Transform the ordinary drive into a symphony for all senses. All partners.
    • BANG & OLUFSEN Aston Martin - "Both companies were founded by a pair of pioneering engineers at the start of the 20th century, and through a commitment to manufacturing skills and design values, each has grown into an iconic global brand. Together, Aston Martin and Bang & Olufsen present a partnership of two innovative companies with a proud tradition in technology and design. Both Aston Martin & Bang & Olufsen blend an unrelenting quest for technical excellence with an uncompromising commitment to quality and style, and both have the courage to go far beyond the conventional."
    • BANG & OLUFSEN Audi - "Partners in motion." Bang & Olufsen entered the hi-fi automotive sector in 2005 together with Audi and defined its ambition to combine superb in-car sound integration and outstanding visual design. Audi and Bang & Olufsen are partners in technology. And in much more. Sharing a never failing focus on technological innovations, pioneering and emotional design – whether it be in your car or in your living room. This partnership has led to the development of one of the most sophisticated car sound systems in the world.
    • BANG & OLUFSEN Bentley Motors - "There are many roads to perfection. But getting there takes passion, performance, craftmanship and obsessive attention to detail. The collaboration between Bentley and Bang & Olufsen is a union between two specialist makers driven by the extraordinary - To create the ultimate in automotive design and sound performance that turns every trip into an unforgettable journey."
    • BANG & OLUFSEN Ford - "Turns rides into explorations." Driven to create. The partnership between Ford and B&O is a powerful meeting of minds based on unconstrained thinking and inspired innovation. Our bold pursuit of distinctive design and visionary engineering consistently breaks new ground and enriches people’s lives with new experiences. But where does one experience end and another begin? They do not exist in isolation, but intertwine and influence each other to create something new and unique. By understanding it, we are engaging that energy to re-imagine how premium sound shapes the driving experience in the modern world.
    • BANG & OLUFSEN Lamborghini - "Iconic Sound Performance." Driven by innovation and the pursuit of excellence, the Bang & Olufsen Sound System in the Lamborghini Urus brings together two of the world's most iconic brands - in a unique and superior audio performance unlike any other. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System in the all-new Lamborghini Urus delivers unmatched listening experience and a powerful, superior-quality audio performance precisely designed and crafted for the world's fasted SUV.
  • BLAUPUNKT - since 1923. "Car Radios & Multimedia." All models & products.
    • BLAUPUNKT DASH CAMERAS - "Record your drives with the Blaupunkt Video HD DashCam. The automatic starting and looped recording makes sure you never miss a moment. Night Vision keeps recording at night bright and clear."
    • BLAUPUNKT Speakers - all models.
    • BLAUPUNKT Stereos - all models.
  • BOWERS & WILKINS - since 1966. "Car Audio." All partners.
    • BOWERS & WILKINS BMW - "Performance engineering." The Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System is the first of its kind: an audio system featuring advanced acoustic technologies, including Diamond Dome tweeters, never before seen in a car. From the outset, engineering teams from BMW and Bowers & Wilkins joined forces to create an audio system that works in harmony with the car’s luxurious interior architecture. Their goal was to produce an experience that feels as though you are there with the artist in the studio. BMW 5, 6 Series GT, 7 & 8 Series.
    • BOWERS & WILKINS MASERATI - "Passion for performance." For each of our Maserati car systems, speaker placement has been carefully designed with the car’s unique cabin architecture in mind - all to ensure an immersive audio experience. Tuning an audio system to suit a car environment is a fine art, requiring expert ears and hours of listening. Our Maserati systems have been tuned by the same engineers responsible for our hi-fi products. Maserati Levante.
    • BOWERS & WILKINS McLaren - "Uncompromising sound." The McLaren Sports Series audio system features Tweeter-on-Top: an audio design feature usually found only in high-end loudspeakers, including Bowers & Wilkins award-winning 800 Series Diamond. All our McLaren audio systems the speaker cones use advanced materials such as aramid fibre and Rohacell - materials originally developed by Bowers & Wilkins for its award winning hi-fi loudspeakers.
    • BOWERS & WILKINS VOLVO - "Bound by sound." Hundreds of hours of expert tuning goes into the integration and positioning of our speakers, with each model featuring a unique configuration for the best sound experience. Volvo XC60.
  • Burmester Automotive - "Our passion is to create the best sound experiences in all environments. In 2002, we started a journey to bring Burmester and the automotive sector together. Since then, in collaboration with our automotive partners, we have steadily advanced and brought the high-end sound experience to the road."
    • Burmester Bugatti EB 16.4 VEYRON - "For the Bugatti EB 16.4 VEYRON Burmester and the Bugatti engineers designed a superior sound system with out-of-the-ordinary car called for out-of-the-ordinary ideas."
    • Burmester meets Mercedes-AMG - "With the new Mercedes-AMG GT the sports car brand of Mercedes-Benz aims to set new standards in a highly competitive segment, and here again their motto is: the best or nothing. For this reason the Mercedes-AMG GT & AMG GT 4-door Coupé offers even two optional Burmester Surround Systems to pick from - and thus for the first time Burmester sound in an AMG."
    • Burmester meets Mercedes-Benz - "When two visionary companies that passionately follow their ideas come together, the result is something very special. Together, we have taken the art of engineering to a new level and created a perfect synergy: a car sound system with a clear mission – to be the very best there is,” Dieter Burmester explained the partnership with Mercedes-Benz."
    • Burmester meets Mercedes-Maybach - "The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach GLS & Mercedes-Maybach Pullmann demonstrates the fusion of the Mercedes-Benz perfection with the exclusivity of Maybach. For this very special luxury limousine Burmester has developed two extraordinary audio systems highlighting the superior character of this outstanding automobile."
    • Burmester meets Porsche - "Since the introduction of the Burmester High-End Surround Sound System in the Porsche Panamera, Burmester has been considered a benchmark for factory-integrated car hi-fi systems. The Burmester High-End Surround Sound System was the first car audio system ever to receive the 'Image Hifi Award'. The partnership was continued successfully with the Porsche Cayenne, the 911 Carrera, the Boxster, the Cayman, and 918 Spyder. With the next generation of Porsche Panamera, Burmester entered an entirely new sound dimension of listening quality, which can also be experienced in the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Taycan."
  • Car radio at amazon.com - as of April 8, 2021: 10,000+ results.
  • CarPlay.
  • CarPlay - since 2014. "Apple CarPlay. The ultimate copilot." Available on select cars, CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.
  • Dashboard cameras at amazon.com - as of April 8, 2021: 1,000+ results.
  • DYNAUDIO - since 1977. "High-end in-car audio systems." A car manufacturer like VOLKSWAGEN leaves nothing to chance, when developing a new generation of its best selling model. So the goal for its designers and engineers was to set new benchmarks and achieve perfection. This included the sound system, and Volkswagen entrusted its delegated sound system supplier, Dynaudio, to deliver a solution. Experience the sound system in: GOLF, GOLF SPORTSVAN, PASSAT B8, SCIROCCO, TIGUAN, TOUAREG, SHARAN & TRANSPORTER.
  • FOCAL - since 1979. "The Spirit of Sound." Car Audio Kits & Solutions. You’re very passionate about your beautiful, powerful car and it’s important for you to give it a strong personality. With their assertive, ultra-technical design, the Performance car audio kits will give your car a unique live touch.
  • Harman - since 1980. "HARMAN is the market leader in connected car solutions to the world’s automakers." More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems, making up for 35 percent of the world’s cars.
  • Esavox by Ixoost Carbon Fibre Docking Station Speaker: €19,900.
  • Ixoost - since 2012. "The Birth of Sound Dedicated to Lamborghini Cars." Not designed for all, but aimed at those who nurture a real passion for the Lamborghini. It has taken 2 years to produce ESAVOX, our dream come true. We strived to create a unique object that represented our land, our passion and the authentic "Made in Italy" concept.
  • JL AUDIO - since 1975. "Car Audio: loudspeakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, processors, connection products & more!"
  • JVC car entertainment - since 1927. "Multimedia. Vehicle Cameras. In-Dash Receivers."
  • Kenwood car entertainment - since 1947. "Live connected. Drive connected." Receivers: all models.
  • Kenwood dashboard cameras - "Your Extra Set of Eyes On The Road." The camera records in full HD video capturing every event that occurs on the road ahead, and also provides safety features such as collision avoidance. All models.
  • Lexicon - since 1971. "The Grammy award marks Lexicon’s 40+ years of helping make recorded music a reality. We’re happy to get the recognition, but we’re thrilled to keep revolutionizing the art and science of recording for decades to come."
  • Mark Levinson - since 1972. "In LEXUS Mark Levinson - Custom Designed for Perfection." Experience the pinnacle of acoustic technology on the road. For years, no automaker could provide the superior acoustic environment necessary for premium Mark Levinson audio systems. But LEXUS - scientifically engineered for a quiet and refined ride - was the first who could. And over a decade later, our systems are exclusively designed for every Lexus model.
  • Meridian - since 1977. "In-Car Audio." Meridian is committed to working with partners who share our passion for quality, luxury and innovation. We are dedicated to the recreation of the most authentic and immersive sound possible while on the move. Automotive partners: JAGUAR, LANDROVER, HIPHI, RIVIAN & KIA.
  • NAIM FOR BENTLEY - "Exclusive Partnership Since 2008." From the beginning, it was a natural fit for both companies: a relentless quest for the purest sound, alongside a driving experience that is second to none. The Naim for Bentley system offers the power and refinement of a premium home audio set-up, with an accurate and wide frequency response, low distortion and a vast dynamic range. Adjusted and refined over hundreds of hours of listening tests, it brings Bentley owners the pure joy, excitement and emotional impact of listening to music.
  • Nakamichi - since 1948. "In-Car Entertainment." Nakamichi Car Audio, Speakers, Subwoofers, Source Units, Receivers, Amplifiers, Dash Cams and everything car and mobile audio related.
  • PARROT CAR KITS - since 1994. "Automotive: With the most extensive range of hands-free communication and infotainment systems for vehicles on the market."
  • PIONEER - since 2010. "Car Entertainment." CD / DVD / MP3 / iPod / iPhone Head units, Speakers, Subwoofers, Amplifiers, Apple CarPlay compatible Head units, Android Auto compatible Head units, Sat Nav / Navigation / GPS systems.
  • PURE - since 2002. "Upgrade your car to digital with Highway." Get front row seats to everything you love on the move, including digital radio, Spotify, Bluetooth and more. Pure produces award-winning DAB digital radios, internet radios and music streaming devices, including portable, hi-fi and in-car models. The easiest way to enjoy more from digital radio as well as your own music, all with your existing car audio system.
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom Music System - "This Lexicon Logic-7 audio system in Rolls-Royce Phantom comes with 9 amplifiers, 13 speakers and a pair of subwoofers mounted in the floor for a true surround sound effect."
  • Sonus Faber - since 1983. "Artisan of Sound." Acoustic loudspeakers for high-quality powerful cars. Sonus faber and sports car manufacturer and design atelier Pagani have developed in co-design an exclusive premium high-end audio system for the Pagani Huayra and Maserati.
  • SONY - since 1946. "Sound that drives you." In-Car Receivers & Players. Fine audio, video, and wireless options and a range of media formats. Whether you want to crank the volume for a day on the water or simply liven up your daily commute, Sony’s innovative audio systems make it safe and easy to connect and control your music on the go.
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