Dension has announced ice>Link v1.1 which the manufacturer says is the ultimate solution in high quality iPod vehicle interconnection. ice>Link takes the place of your external CD Changer and it operates like one. iPod starts when CD changer is�selected on a supported factory or aftermarket radio, and paused when other source is selected. Track control from radio and steering wheel controls are provided.
ICE>Link v1.1 allows cross platform compatibility and effortless migration from classic to 3G or mini iPods without having to replace the entire ICE>Link unit. Even better, you can use all generations by simply using the appropriate connectors.��
Dension lists the following supported vehicles:
BMW / Mini
Honda / Accura
Nissan / Infiniti
Dension lists the following supported aftermarket makes:
Alpine M-Bus compatible (not AI net!)
ICELink v1.1 for iPod now features interchangeable connection options to support all current iPod models – classic, 4G, 3G and mini.
More info here.
MacDailyNews Take: We still want head units that accept iPods like they would an 8-Track tape: stick in the iPod, dock-connector first, and it can be controlled from the head unit and/or the steering wheel while simultaneously charging the iPod’s battery. What’s taking so long?!
Related MacDailyNews article:
Apple request: we need the Apple ‘iBox’ and ‘iPodCar’ products now – August 07, 2003