Did you know that “distracted driving” is one of the biggest causes of car accidents? It’s true! People who are using their phones, adjusting the radio, or looking down at something in their car are 23 times more likely to crash. Not only that, but these drivers are also responsible for over half a million accidents per year.
This is something that Patrick Van Negri takes very seriously, and it’s why he recently purchased an amazing gadget. You see, Patrick is always looking for ways to make his life easier. If there’s something he can use to make his life more efficient or convenient, he’s probably already using it. And this is why he recently upgraded his car with the new pioneer electronics NEX wireless in-dash receiver.
It all started when he was in the shops looking for a new holder for his phone. The salesman pointed out the wireless NEX to him, and Patrick, after long online research, was instantly sold! This gadget is a state-of-the-art control system for your car. The wireless NEX features something called Car Play, which is an Apple app that allows you to connect with the vehicle using your iPhone.
The system gives Patrick the ability to jump into his car and communicate with it via his phone and the receiver. He can control everything from requesting calls and reading messages to playing music and podcasts, checking his calendar, using Siri, getting directions in maps, and much, much more. You can even shop from your car and do Google searches using your voice, which is a fantastic feature.
This gadget is a dream, says Patrick Van Negri. And the biggest benefit of this device is that it allows him to keep his eyes glued permanently to the road (as one should) without having to fiddle with buttons every time he wants to adjust something. Take a look at his Instagram page, and you can see this system in action. It’s quite incredible actually.
Along with the wireless NEX, Patrick also decided to upgrade his car speakers. Patrick is a true audiophile. He also has experience producing music. This means he is very particular about audio equipment and is extremely hard to please.
After searching high and low, he finally settled on the D series speakers, also by Pioneer. They make a great combo, and Patrick says the sound quality of these speakers is truly impeccable. According to Patrick, the ambiance is impressive, and these speakers also have fantastic fidelity. At the same time, the bass is powerful yet clean and dynamic.
They truly take things to another level and make listening to music and podcasts far more entertaining. Patrick says that he feels as if the music truly becomes a part of you. One of Patrick’s goals is to drastically increase the number of road trips he takes with friends. This new setup is the perfect excuse, don’t you think? Patrick Van Negri believes so.