12 Years in the Making - Clarion's NX706E

The latest in a line of class-leading in-car entertainment and route guidance systems from Clarion, that can trace its history and pedigree in models going back some 12 years, has been launched by the Japanese in-car specialist manufacturer. The NX706E is, as with each of its predecessors, stuffed full of innovation and functionality in audio, video and navigation features. MORE

Car Infotainment & Telematics to Reach 98% of M2M Data Traffic by 2021

A study from Juniper Research in the UK has found that in-vehicle infotainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate huge amounts of new cellular M2M data traffic. M2M, or Machine to Machine, refers to the direct communication between devices, whether wired or wireless, and Juniper sees that in the next five years in-vehicle will account for up to 98% of all M2M data traffic.

Data intensive applications such as Internet radio, music streaming applications and information services are predicted to generate the equivalent of over 300 billion hours of music streaming by 2021. In-vehicle 4G SIMs will provide 'over-the-air' service and subscription updates for drivers and passengers, and M2M technology will be key to the development of autonomous driving systems, with cellular V2V (vehicle to vehicle) technology, enabled through M2M, expected to be the cornerstone of the system over the coming years.

The whitepaper, The Future of M2M, is now available to download from the Juniper website together with further details of the full research. juniperresearch.com. [SOURCE Juniper Research]

Clarion GB - 35 Years On, Still Innovating

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT, Sept 2015 : While several once bright stars of the UK car audio and electronics market have imploded over recent years, Clarion remains a stalwart of the business, having opened its UK subsidiary in Swindon, Wiltshire, thirty five years ago. It was 1980, the same year that the Post-It Note was launched and has 'stuck' with us ever since, much like Clarion GB has stuck to its task of bringing innovative in-car products to the UK ICE aftermarket. MORE

UK-Industry Body calls for Licensing Car Mechanics to be an Election Issue

LONDON, Dec 2014 : The UK Government does not currently regulate car dealers and garages, but 70% of voters believe they do, and the IMI - an association representing motor industry workers - says UK consumers are totally unaware of how vulnerable they are when choosing a garage. MORE

Amy Slade's Nissan 350Z 'Fairlady'

FEATURED INSTALL : Car modifying certainly isn't just for the boys. Amy Slade's Clarion-equipped Nissan 350Z is the seventh car to benefit from Amy's insatiable desire to be queen of car modifying culture. It's almost an addiction she has to breathing magic into cars, and it has already lasted for over a decade and brought a stash of awards for the lass from Hertfordshire. MORE