Car GPS & Car Video
Many car stereo systems feature GPS and video, though the receivers, screens and output vary greatly by model. Below is a brief overview of the car GPS and car video products available.
Car DVD Players
Car DVD players can be essential to minimizing stress on long road trips or for those traveling with kids. These players can typically play a variety of formats, including DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, VCD, DivX, WAV, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA. In-dash models are available in both single DIN and double DIN sizes, and many include touch screens, online music streaming, Bluetooth® and other features.
In-Dash GPS Navigation
Printed maps, followed by GPS systems and online software for mapping a trip were once a must for the road traveler. With technology advancements have also come improved navigation and car GPS built into in-dash stereo receivers. Many of these systems come with easy-to-use, large touch screens for viewing your route and turn-by-turn directions, as well as interacting with other features like radio, online music streaming, MP3 players and more.
Some Car GPS and Video systems are linked to Monitors in the Vehicle’s Headrests. While control of the video may be through the in-dash receiver, under-seat or in-console DVD player or even within the headrest unit itself, the visual element is through these 5” to 7” screens.
Overhead Flip Down Monitors
Overhead flip down monitors are typically used in larger vehicles like SUVs and minivans. These units are sometimes controlled by an in-dash receiver or have a DVD player built right into them. Flip down monitors provide good visibility for all passengers, and the screen can be closed back into the unit when not in use.