THE SHOP

July '16

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JULY 2016 THE SHOP 55 RESTYLING/AFTERMARKET ACCESSORIES he was very familiar with. When I ques- tioned his logic, he explained how impor- tant it was for him to find a customer's destination in the quickest and most effi- cient manner. One app was better than the next to identify road construction areas to avoid delays. As I began to talk to him about an after- market navigation unit that will incorpo- rate everything he currently uses on his phone on a large display on his dashboard, he was quick to tell me that the funds for that product are on reserve and within his budget in the near future. He has been watching this product for several months. DRIVER-AID SYSTEMS With the increase in distracted driver accidents, products such as dash cams are becoming more popular, especially when the recordings are needed as evidence in a collision. Dash cams are becoming more sophisti- cated with multiple cameras, steering wheel controls and advanced safety features such as lane departure and front collision alerts. Impact sensors will record impact force as well as direction and magnitude of a col- lision. Wi-Fi connections are available on some models to make it easier to copy a video from the device. When the vehicle is parked and it gets hit by another car, a sensor activates the camera to record video of the accident. Back-up cameras are becoming a must- have product for an increasing majority of today's drivers. By 2018, all new cars sold in the U.S. will be required to have a rearview camera. Multiple camera systems are being intro- duced to give drivers a 360-degree view of their surroundings. Rearview mirrors are now offered with a full 7-inch diagonal color LCD image when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Advanced camera sys- tems can now be zoomed in and the image Aftermarket suppliers such as Kenwood and Alpine have integrated Apple CarPlay and An- droid Auto into their product offerings. THE BEST YOU CAN BUY AMERICAN MADE ACCESS ® LORADO ® Roll-Up Cover features a sleek, low profile design that sits one inch above the truck bed. • Easy install with assembled components • All season truck cover to protect your gear • Easy dial tension control for fine tuning • Stores neatly behind the cab without view obstruction • Seals on all four sides for protection • Patented AUTOLATCH™ II Dual Locking System ACCESS ® ORIGINAL Roll-Up Cover features our exclusive SLANTBACK REAR DESIGN. Tested. Trusted. Guaranteed. ACCESSCOVER.COM

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