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Friday, February 28, 2014

GROM Audio Hosts an Open Meet Up Event to Discuss Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source

GROM Audio is excited to announce it will host the latest Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Meet Up event at our office in Belmont, CA. The open event will focus on QNX, OS and Qt development for auto implementation, with a very special industry leading speaker. GROM will showcase our plethora of car audio adapters along with the newest open source infotainment systems, helping attendees understand the future of technology in the auto industry.

QNX Software Systems, Senior Automotive Product Manager, Kerry Johnson will be traveling from Ottawa to discuss with Meet Up attendees QNX's Real Time Operating System (RTOS) and Qt for automotive development. The company is one of the leading software brands for the auto industry, working with GM, Onstar, Toyota and Audi, to name a few. As knowledgeable industry representative, Johnson will highlight the vast opportunities to integrate technology with the auto industry outside infotainment, giving coders, car company reps and hobbyist in attendance an excellent insight in what is to come.

Through presentations, demonstrations and implementation of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) attendees can better understand the latest auto technology transforming today's cars, while also connection with fellow industry people. 


Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Meet Up Details:

When: Thursday, March 27, 7-9PM

Where: GROM Audio Offices - 519 Marine View St.  Suite G, Belmont, CA


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

GROM Audio Helps Old and New Car Owners with Their Car Audio Issues

As auto industry continues to forge into new technologies, consumers expect their older vehicles to be out of date; when it comes to telematics aka information and communication technology. While drivers with vehicles from the early 2000s understand their car does not come equipped with the necessary functionality to access infotainment, many drivers assume newer cars come standard with auxiliary input, Bluetooth capabilities, GPS and so on. While these are features we can easily access on our smartphone, they are not features that many newer 2012, 2013 and even 2014 cars come equipped with.

Because drivers have come accustom to these features, GROM Audio has spent time to update many of our products to have compatibility with new vehicles. With a plethora of car audio adapters, which will transform stock stereo systems into infotainment centers, ranging from the GROM-AND2 for Android users, GROM-USB2P for Apple, USB and many other multimedia devices and the GROM-BT3 for Bluetooth capabilities, our after-market car audio company seeks to provide infotainment to as many drivers as possible.

For drivers who have recently purchased a new car that now has a stereo system that seems almost obsolete, it is frustrating consider the costly prices of upgrading an entire sound system. GROM Audio provides these drivers with a solution to their new car issues, giving drivers affordable choices to update their factory car stereo. With new compatibility for Mitsubishi and Peugeot vehicles as well as new model years for variety of cars including Infiniti, Volvo and Citroen, GROM Audio delivers new and old car owners audio solutions catered to their specific needs.

For a full compatibility list with our latest audio adapter updates please see: http://www.gromaudio.com/grom_application_guide.pdf

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Transform Your Driving Expereince Through Your Smartphone

While many automotive companies are looking to update their vehicles with the latest technology, meaning infotainment systems, these upgrades come with a price tag and a plethora bugs which need to be worked out. Vehicle companies like Volvo and Audi have begun to reveal new cars with their versions of in-car infotainment, which come along with a learning curve that is not necessarily intuitive or easy to use.

So what if you could use your own smartphone, tablet or other multimedia device to transform your current vehicle into an infotainment center?

GROM Audio allows drivers to do just that, giving you a variety of options to adapt your factory car stereo system into a modern infotainment center. Through GROM's car audio adapters, drivers can avoid glitches that will be sure to come with these new built-in infotainment centers, giving drivers the ability to use device they are already accustom to. Through audio adapters such as the GROM-USB2P, GROM-AND2 and the GROM-BT3, drivers can utilize the same combination of information and entertainment including music streaming, navigation, hands-free calling, weather and business look-up.

Therefore, rather than enduring the costly prices of upgrading your vehicle or even buying a new car, drivers can find a solution to their desire for infotainment while on-the-go through GROM Audio. With multiple audio adapter solutions for over 30+ car makes and models ranging from 1991-2013, GROM strives to provide affordable options to modern car audio technology.