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Kingpin Car & Marine Audio is a hub of technology experts located right here in the Portland, Oregon area. Drivers today want robust features such as navigation systems with time-saving and easy-to-use features so they can get where they want to go. Kingpin Car & Marine Audio offers the latest and best in-dash navigation system enhancements available. Whether upgrading your existing vehicle to include navigation or a complete in-dash replacement, Kingpin has a navigation system to suit your needs.
Many technologies are found in multiple places. GPS navigation and mapping systems are one of them. Kingpin Car & Marine Audio has solutions that place the power of robust navigation systems safely in the car’s dashboard rather than asking the driver to fiddle with their smartphone and a mobile mapping app.
Some advantages to an in-dash navigation system include:
- Listen to music at the same time as you allow the in-dash navigation maps to guide your route. Spoken directions are integrated right into the unit and will temporarily mute and (in most cases) pause the music while the directions are spoken. That leaves both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
- In-dash navigation systems have much larger and easier to read screens than a smartphone, thus making it safer for the driver to glance at the screen to see visual cues or street names. In-dash navigation systems are specifically configured to change screen information as you approach critical steps in a route, such as freeway exits or intersections where you’ll need to turn or be in a specific lane.
- Most of Kingpin’s in-dash navigation systems have three ways to determine location and movement, whereas a smartphone may only have one. GPS is the satellite signal for acquiring a location and the in-dash navigation systems have a more robust, separately mounted antenna to acquire multiple satellites. Although it takes a minimum of three satellites for accurate location, Kingpin’s navigation systems acquire four or more which adds more accurate determination of elevation and pinpointing location (such as the difference of exiting a freeway or driving down a parallel side road next to the freeway). Additional methods of determining movement for the in-dash navigation systems include three-axis accelerometer and a wired connection to the vehicle’s wheel speed sensors. This ensures the greatest accuracy of location and movement on a route, including turns and lane changes.
Kingpin can add navigation functionality to a factory entertainment system that did not select that option from the factory. As many cars have an in-dash LCD screen for audio, HVAC and other vehicle information functions, these can often be upgraded with Kingpin’s expert techniques to accept a hidden navigation system that displays and functions on the screen just as the factory option would.
All of the navigation systems offered at Kingpin are completely updatable when new roads or mapping information is available. The Kingpin Car & Marine Audio technicians will even download and update your unit for you, if you like. Whether you are taking road trips to the mountains, coastal areas or you are on the road for work (sales rep, deliveries, long hauls), or just need to organize your driving day-to-day to be the most efficient routes, Kingpin Car & Marine Audio offers its clients true solutions for in-dash navigation technologies.
What Really Matters
Kingpin Car & Marine Audio technicians are committed to enhancing your driving experience by adding technology in a safe and useful way. Visit them today and schedule a no-cost consultation to learn about the solutions for in-dash navigation that fit your specific needs. You’ll be amazed at what’s available and how much better your road trips or day-to-day driving will be. Remember, at Kingpin technology installations are done only one way; the RIGHT way!