A company called BlueTraks just introduced a device called BT-211 that attempts to integrate all your vehicle gadgets into one device. BlueTraks BT-211 features hands-free Bluetooth communication and iPod command and control. It uses a 4.2″ touch screen color display; and is hard-wired to the vehicle’s communication bus system and to the already existing stereo in your car.
At a touch of the display, the BT-211 mutes the audio system inside the vehicle and will “listen” to the driver say the name or number they wish to call, or request phone status, or lookup a name to call from their cell phonebook. The system will mute the vehicle’s audio system when an incoming call is received and audibly announce to the driver that there is an incoming call while at the same time display the caller ID and phone number.
The company plans to roll out different models at the second half of this year that also integrate satellite radio and GPS Navigation. Eventually they plan to have three different models:
- BT-211P: hands free bluetooth and iPod controls
- BT-211N: above plus navigation
- BT-211S: above plus satellite radio tuner
We have no word on pricing just yet.