VW-shaped 7.0” AV Navigation System with Smartphone control, Bluetooth & DAB+ Radio
The DNX518VDABS offers customers the latest in technology for their vehicle. Following on from the popular DNX516DAB it now offers sensational new features such as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for displaying smart phone applications on screen and if that’s not enough it has Weblink; allowing favourites like YouTube and Waze to be used on the move. Plus an exciting new addition of an input for a Dash Camera to allow discrete installation of an optional camera and full video play back on the dashboard!
The DNX518VDABS boasts a next level of integration for current vehicle trends – a built in dash camera interface. This means that with the optional DRV-N520 installed discretely on the windscreen you can record and view your journey through the main multimedia unit. The optional DRV-N520 has built in safety features like lane departure, forward collision warning, forward departure warning and a permanently wired parking function. The powerful F2.0 lens records in HDR and works exceptionally well in low light conditions.
Garmin is a world leading navigation company and provides this unit with their latest technology. Fast and easy to use the navigation on this unit is accurate and packed with all the features a customer would expect from a top end system. The Garmin features some impressive visuals like 3D display of key landmarks and photo-real junction view which shows the driver an exact impression of the road ahead and where they need to be! The “points of interest” installed on the DNX518VDABS is one of the most comprehensive databases in the world and it will also display key icons on the map or familiar businesses. The Garmin offers an easy to use touch screen and can have seven-digit post codes inputted for the whole of Europe – it even speaks the street names as you navigate!
Apple CarPlay is the smarter, safer way to use an iPhone in a vehicle. CarPlay lets the user use important iPhone features whilst driving via the large touch screen display. On the screen customers can view their iPhones menu in CarPlay mode allowing them to access phone calls, voicemail, send/receive messages, Apple Maps, iTunes music, playlists, podcasts and audiobooks. Users can also download additional CarPlay apps to their iPhone like Spotify and WhatsApp. This is all accessed via the glovebox USB with a simple plug and play connection, currently compatible with iPhone 5 and above.
Android Auto was designed with safety in mind; it gives a simple and intuitive interface to allow Android users to control their device in the vehicle. Android Auto gives control of Maps, Phone, Messages, Google Play Music and Spotify.
WebLink allows smartphone users to download a free app “WebLink for Kenwood” which then gives a platform to display programs not supported by Apple CarPlay or Android Auto – Waze and YouTube being very popular options for WebLink!