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DLO brings iPod solution to select Volvos

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, March 6, 2006
News Categories: iPod Accessories

imageDLO has announced it will be providing iPod car solutions to Volvo. Developed in partnership with ProClip USA, the Volvo FM Transmitter will be available through Volvo dealerships for S40, V50 and XC90 models. The transmitter will provide a secured power cradle for the iPod and iPod nano, and is hard wired and mounted directly into the vehicle’s dashboard. It also features an auxiliary input for use with other audio and video devices. The Volvo FM Transmitter is available now, exclusively through Volvo dealerships, and sells for $139, installation not included.

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1

Hmmm, still an FM transmitter and of little use to those of us driving Volvos in parts of Europe where FM transmitter use is illegal.

Come on Volvo - extract that digit - give us a proper solution….

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on March 6, 2006 at 12:03 PM (PDT)

2

Wait, didn’t Volvo have an in-car wired solution which used the steering wheel controls? They did a while ago, I know that. Why the hell would they switch to an FM transmitter? That’s one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard of.

Posted by Tom on March 6, 2006 at 12:58 PM (PDT)

3

In the S40, V50 and XC90 Volvo uses the Media Orientated System Transport (MOST) system which is used for in-car entertainment systems where huge volumes of data associated with the entertainment, navigation and communication systems have to be handled.

No standard aerial socket or Aux In sockets - lots of little black boxes connected by fibre optics….. :-(

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on March 6, 2006 at 1:07 PM (PDT)

4

Mercedes also uses MOST in its vehicles and they all come standard with an aux-in port with the option to fully integrate an ipod into the system. volvo can probably do better.

Posted by reckless on March 6, 2006 at 1:22 PM (PDT)

5

Could anyone remind me why I would want to pay 139 bucks for an FM transmitter?

Posted by Sam Donnelly on March 6, 2006 at 9:12 PM (PDT)

6

Check out Volvo forums, but Volvo’s inability to adapt the MOST system for the ipod(or for Sat. radios) has been a constant source of frustration.  Volvo promised an ipod solution for the MOST system back in 2004.  This DLO ripoff is their answer.  T

Posted by Leon Livingston on March 7, 2006 at 7:35 PM (PDT)

7

Did Dension ever release thier MOST compatible IceLink?  They had one called the IceLink Fibre or something…

Posted by Adam Billmeier on March 8, 2006 at 1:10 PM (PDT)

8

Adam,
Dension were showing the MOST system in a Merc at MWSF - but under the guise of Dice Electronics - but when I asked them about a kit for Volvos they said they would be one in the future.
Checking their site it still looks like Porsche and Mercedes are the only ones catered for…..

Dice Electronics

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on March 8, 2006 at 1:31 PM (PDT)

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