The latest car audio systems are integrated with Bluetooth interface
. It allows the user to synchronise with any device, mobile phone, a lap top and other gadgets. Music files can be easily uploaded to the stereo from any device. Models like JVC Kameleon KD-AVX40 have touchscreen controls and can play video files as well. It has a screen on the panel which plays only when the car stops. The rear screens entertain occupants in the rear seats. You can connect it to a mobile phone and when the call comes, the volume gets automatically lowered. When the call gets over, it resumes back its previous volume level. There are a large variety of Bluetooth models available in the market today.
Apart from all these devices, various manufacturers are developing integrated communication, navigation and entertainment platforms for their vehicles. Such in-built devices will co-ordinate with multiple devices like mobile phones, GPS systems and music players through Bluetooth technology. Microsoft's windows automotive is such a technology which will work as a platform on which various automakers like Ford and Fiat are building unified communication system for various devices inside the car.
In a forecast made by market watcher 'iSuppli', there is a huge rise in the number of car manufacturers adopting Bluetooth technology in their products. According to the forecast, 82 percent of manufacturers in the U.S. will introduce Bluetooth technology in 2009 alone, to woo buyers.
Bluetooth technologies have made driving easy and comfortable. Hopefully, they will also bring down road accidents worldwide.