Bose Media System: Sophisticated Car Audio
Audio gear maker Bose is showing off their latest in car audio systems, the high-end Bose Media System.
It features 5.1-channel surround sound, an AM/FM/XM radio, a multi-format CD/DVD player, navigation and on board music server among other things. For starters, the Media System offers the ability to play back content in CD, DVD, SACD, MP3 or AAC formats from discs. It’s also got a hard-drive that can store an additional 200 hours of tunes. Also along for the ride are Bluetooth, USB 2.0 and iPod connectivity.
The system also offers a slick user interface on its full color LCD screen for easy access to track and title information as well as navigation capabilities. The interface even features a proximity sensor which changes the display to show the appropriate contextual information when your hand nears the controls. Bose’s UMusic intelligent music analyzer can learn your playback habits and automatically play tracks based on your personal preferences.
No pricing information is available at this point, but seeing that the first car to feature the system is the Ferarri 612 Scaglietti, I’d bet it’s not cheap.