Are there aftermarket infotainment systems?
Systems available in many Honda vehicles like Display Audio and Honda Sensing, have been wonderful additions to the Honda inventory at Allan Nott . Especially, Honda Sensing with its features like forward collision warnings and warnings to drivers should they drift out of the lane of traffic have huge potential to really make roads safer. Allan Nott Honda couldn’t be happier to show these different technologies to new car buyers. However, there is still a large portion of the Allan Nott Inventory, as well as large portion of customers that can’t take advantage of this new equipment. World renowned atlas-maker, Rand McNally has introduced an aftermarket infotainment system which could be installed in almost any vehicle lacking one.
Rand McNally is calling the aftermarket infotainment system, OverDryve, and it is about as simple as it gets. The entire system appears to only consist of a few parts. A basic tablet computer (it doesn’t specify iPad or not), a mounting bracket and a unit that appears to be affixed to the vehicle.
The company claims that OverDryve will perform just about everything that a native system like Honda Sensing would provide including hands-free calling and texting, news/weather/traffic updates, customizable gauge clusters and navigation. Wireless connectivity is a possibility, but the OverDryve unit can also use other auxiliary hook ups to connect to what ever level of technology is available in the vehicle.
Here is the best part, the tablet portion is removable and can be used as a traditional tablet for watching movies, cruising social media or just about anything else a person may want to do. The OverDryve system is expected to be available at electronics and certain auto parts retailers this spring and has a starting price of about $400. Available information did not specify if customers could provide a previously owned tablet and have software downloaded onto it. But it seems unlikely.
Allan Nott may not sell the OverDryve system when it becomes available, but the service department at the dealership would be more than happy to help any customer that purchases one to install the aftermarket infotainment system. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.