With its fast response times, easy-to-use navigation and audio, and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Audio, Sync 3 is a huge boost for Ford cars.
For iPhone 4 and 4S lovers, the Pioneer AppRadio 2 is possibly the best aftermarket receiver that money can buy. For Android users, the choice isn't so obvious.
The Escort Passport Max 2 will accurately let you know when law enforcement has set up a speed trap with active radar, but its high visibility on your dashboard might garner unwanted attention.
With all of the features we want and none of the duplicates, Pioneer's AVH-4100NEX is the simplest, most cost-effective option for drivers who just want to add Android Auto or Apple CarPlay to their ride.
With its jump-start capability and flashlight, the PowerAll Element makes for an excellent addition to any car's emergency kit, and can also recharge phones and tablets.
Solving a tragic but recurrent problem, the Nabi Smart Clip alerts you if you walk away from your car with a baby still inside.
The MEX-BT5100 is a good all-in-one option for those thinking of investing in a in a decent stereo and a hands-free speakerphone.
The R1 Pro's video looks good, but the lack of telemetry information about speed and location limit this dashcam's output for litigation, and US insurance rules more generally lessen the need for this type of evidence.
If you want easily accessible emergency services and like the idea of having a real person on tap to help you pick destinations, OnStar FMV may be worth a look.
Voyomotive comes up with a device adding connected features and advanced engine control to almost any 2008-and-after model year car.
Carloudy, a new head-up display Kickstarter project, shows turn-by-turn navigation and speed limits in easy view on your windshield.
BMW will show off its new AirTouch technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year.
The JVC KD-AVX77 El Kameleon is a great receiver for system builders, but the touch-screen interface isn't as easy to use as some of the competition's physical control schemes.
The Zubie Connected Car Service keeps good track of the family car and can help people be better drivers, but the lack of fuel economy information is a big miss.
Even though it's definitely not one of the more effective FM transmitters we've tested, we liked the AirPlay's minimalist design and decent sound quality.
The Sony XAV-W1 is a stylish new entrant into the aftermarket in-car audiovisual market. Its SACD-playback ability will interest serious audiophiles, while its stunning display and intuitive media-selection interface will attract anyone looking for a user-friendly in-car media player.
The Grooveshark Bluetooth Car Kit isn't the best hands-free calling option and its app integration needs finessing, but the hardware is an easy way to bring Internet radio and smartphone audio playback to almost any car.
The Clarion MAX675VD was designed with digital-age drivers in mind. Its breadth of features and excellent functionality make it one of our favorite all-in-one in-car multimedia systems to date.