iPod Vehicle Integration

Currently OEM vehicle integrations are not satisfactory to the consumer. “Sixty percent of iPod users use the units in their vehicles, but they are not currently satisfied with the integration solutions available.” Aftermarket Business, Vol 116 Issue 10, p60-60. Car makers are not expected to offer suitable integration for at least another 5 to 10 years. And that still leaves the other 218 million vehicles already registered in the US lacking iPod integration. And you’ll notice that there are virtually no online retailers that focus strictly on iPod integration. Most of them only offer integration products as an aggregate to a large general array of mobile electronics and the ones they do offer lack clarity in descriptions.

I would rather deal with a company whose specialty is strictly iPod Vehicle Integration wouldn’t you? I want a company whose sole existence is to fully integrate my iPod with my vehicle. And for me that leaves out FM modulation or cassette adapters. The real deal is full integration with iPod Car Kits or iPod Vehicle Integration Modules. iPod Car Kits offer full factory stereo integration with vehicle ignition controlled playback, constant charging, stereo head unit control, album/artist stereo text display and steering wheel control, something FM modulators and cassette adapters cannot do.

You need protection and convenience for your precious investment as well. Rather than letting your iPod lay in the glove box or on the passenger seat waiting in peril of being jettisoned onto the floor from a hard brake, where rocks and dirt from your shoes embedded in the floor mats await to scratch your iPod and its glorious finish; you need ProClip iPod cradles and vehicle mounting solutions that you can install yourself and do not require special tools, dismantling of the dash or damage the interior.

I’ve researched these TRUE integration solutions. Universal iPod Car Kits start around $99. For ‘Full Integration’ including vehicle ignition controlled playback, constant charging, stereo head unit control, album/artist stereo text display and steering wheel control (on most vehicles) kits are available for Acura, Audi, Bentley, BMW (motorcycle too), Chevrolet (beta), GMC (beta), Honda, Hummer (beta), Infiniti (coming soon), Lexus, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini Cooper, Nissan (coming soon), Porsche, Scion, Toyota and Volkswagen.