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Wireless Android Auto-capable head units to debut at CES 2018

If you love Android Auto but hate messing with cables every time you get in and out of the car, you'll be happy to know that wireless Android Auto coming. JVCKENWOOD will debut two new head units that support it at CES 2018.

Published onJanuary 2, 2018

  • JVCKENWOOD will show off two new head units at CES 2018 that support wireless Android Auto.
  • KENWOOD’s head unit features a 1280 x 720 LCD display with wide viewing angles.
  • JVC’s option has a large 6.8-inch display for wireless Android Auto connections.

Whether you’re taking a long road trip or navigating around town, Android Auto makes the driving experience much easier. However, one of the most annoying aspects of Android Auto is the requirement to plug in your phone every time you get in your car. In a world where we have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, who wants to deal with wires?

Android Auto coming to Audi dashboards, no phone required

Soon you’ll be able to use it without plugging in — wireless Android Auto head units will debut at CES 2018. We’re getting word from JVCKENWOOD that it’ll show off two different units at the show this year. The first is a high-end unit from KENWOOD that features a 1280 x 720 LCD display with wide viewing angles. In addition to supporting wireless Android Auto connections, it supports Apple CarPlay as well. The second unit from JVC has a 6.8-inch display that has Wi-Fi connectivity.

JVCKENWOOD will show off more goodies like a 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross with a factory-installed display audio system. It supports both Android Auto and Apple Car Play, and has a touchpad controller to navigate the system.

CES kicks off next week, so we’ll get to see all of this fun stuff soon. If you’re out at the show, you can stop by JVCKENWOOD’s booth in the North Hall. We’ll be at the show too, so stay tuned for our coverage of CES 2018.

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