Auto Modification

Consumers turn to tech-focused aftermarket mods to update older vehicles

Implications - Consumers are looking for a driving experience that's more technology-focused, but as smart vehicles remain out of financial reach for many, aftermarket mods are on the rise. The hardware and apps signify a preference for cost-effective technology integration and customization to maintain control.
SCORE: 4.5
Mild Top 6 Examples: 13,825 Total Clicks Nov 13 - Jul 14
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechMobileAutos
Smartphone Driving Assistants - The Jeane Navigation System Makes Driving Much Easier
SCORE: 5.9
Hot 4,128 Clicks Pub: May 25, 14
Smartphone Driving Assistants
The Jeane Navigation System Makes Driving Much Easier
The Jeane navigation system is doing everything for drivers just short of driving the car for them themselves. The system works with a steering wheel and phone that help drivers navigate, make phone... [More]
Driver-Analyzing Apps - The Driving Curve App is a Car App That Monitors Your Driving Abilities
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 3,961 Clicks Pub: Apr 23, 14
Driver-Analyzing Apps
The Driving Curve App is a Car App That Monitors Your Driving Abilities
There’s a reason why the phrase “there’s an app for that” became popular; basically, everything imaginable has an app that corresponds—now there is even a car app. Mixing phones and... [More]
Driving-Controlled Music Apps - Volkswagen Has an App that Creates Music From Your Driving
SCORE: 5.2
Mild 1,290 Clicks Pub: Nov 26, 13
Driving-Controlled Music Apps
Volkswagen Has an App that Creates Music From Your Driving
Volkswagen UK has developed a controlled music app that creates music while you drive. Motorists can now ‘Play The Road’ as a musical conductor to compose ambient sounds while you drive. The app... [More]
Smartphone Dash Displays - The KW-V50BT Display Receiver Integrates Your Smartphone With Your Car
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 1,284 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 14
Smartphone Dash Displays
The KW-V50BT Display Receiver Integrates Your Smartphone With Your Car
JVC Mobile Entertainment developed the KW-V50BT receiver as a built-in dash display system for your smartphone in your vehicle. Now drivers can have convenient access to their music, phone calls and... [More]
Self-Driving Add-Ons - The Cruise RP-1 Kit Can Attach to Any Auto
SCORE: 2.6
Mild 2,609 Clicks Pub: Jun 26, 14
Self-Driving Add-Ons
The Cruise RP-1 Kit Can Attach to Any Auto
While many companies have been testing driverless cars, including brands such as Google, another business titled Cruise is experimenting with the RP-1. This can attach to a variety of cars, turning... [More]
Distraction-Removing Driving Apps - Samsung's Eyes on the Road App Blocks Incoming Calls & Messages
SCORE: 2.2
Untested 553 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 14
Distraction-Removing Driving Apps
Samsung's Eyes on the Road App Blocks Incoming Calls & Messages
Samsung’s ‘Eyes on the Road’ app activates a “drive safe mode” for when Samsung phone users are driving. When this mode is turned on, the app prevents all sorts of distractions, by... [More]