Seattle's Airbiquity is showing off its new telematics systems at the Consumer Electronics Show. Airbiquity is building on its Bluetooth technologies and offers a new system for tagging car radio tunes.
Voxx unveiled its new Baby on Board weight-sensing module at last week's International Consumer Electronics Show. The system syncs to a key fob via Bluetooth connection and alerts a parent if a child is left behind in a vehicle. The product is available for $59.95 and can be attached to any car seat, the company says.
The Starbucks-owned Seattle's Best coffee brand will be sold at ExtraMile convenience stores in the Chevron chain, with locations in California, Oregon and Washington. Also, Kmart will sell packaged Seattle's Best coffee at all 1,300 locations nationwide by the end of the year.
Radio is still a favored platform among the 12-to-24 audience, according to an update of Edison Research's 2000 report at the Radio Show. Eight in 10 of those in the demo tune in for their favorite songs; seven in 10 are looking for new music; and two in three want to know which tracks are in vogue.
The top 10 cars being purchased as a result of the federal government's Cash for Clunkers program typically offer high-tech features such as GPS, Bluetooth, satellite radio and support for iPods, according to a new study from iSuppli Corp. The Ford Focus, which does not come with a navigation system, was No. 1 on the iSuppli list.
Upstart music network Fuse is launching an on-demand service that will feature 75 music videos from top artists. Fuse also is rolling out a new show, "The Daily Download," that reviews the most-downloaded tunes.