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MAY 2019 THE SHOP 9 Cinemo. It allows users to beam content from their smartphones to the rear seat rather than fumble with a DVD (and heaven forbid you leave Frozen at home)! The official title is Cinemo Projection Plus, and it is touted to be the world's first solution to extend Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto projection tech- nologies to an advanced rear seat entertain- ment experience. With Cinemo Projection Plus, users can project their mobile phones into the car's head unit and then control and distribute multimedia content to rear seat tablets. As of right now, the technology has to be built-in from the factory, but it would be very easy to implement an aftermarket strategy. HANDS-FREE NAVIGATION I didn't know how handy an in-vehicle onboard assistant was before I tried the new Mercedes A-Class. Just like Hey Siri or Hey Alexa, you just say Hey Mercedes and the vehicle will actually respond. The ability to skip the typical naviga- tion system hassle of endlessly inputting an address in frustration makes it worthwhile all on its own. Meanwhile, two new Jensen in-vehicle head units now have Amazon Alexa built- in, so customers can talk to their cars just like the Echo in their homes. The ALX2 multimedia receiver features a fully embedded experience based on the Alexa Auto SDK, so now customers can enjoy hands-free access to Alexa through far-field microphones built into the in-vehicle head unit. The ALX2 multimedia receiver is a double-DIN with a 6.8-inch capacitive touchscreen. The ALX2 was built using the Alexa Auto SDK, producing a fully embedded solution that allows customers to play music, get directions, place calls, and moreā€”all while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Voice-controlled navigation with the Alpine showed off a new head unit de- signed for when the fit is tight behind the dashboard. Air Suspension / Air Spring Controls / Air Compressors TOTAL CONTROL Over Any Road or Any Load! AIR SOLUTIONS AIR SOLUTIONS Quality air management products from a name you trust Quality air management products from a name you trust 1.877.577.4645

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