Japan Sun Electronic has announced that their Apple FM transmitter, (FMIP-301) will be on the market on beginning November 7th of this year.
It will play and receive from the iPod through the FM tuner of your car stereo. The biggest distinguishing factor is the auto operation function that will engage once the vehicles engine is started. Once started, the iPods power turns on and it will start to play within a few seconds. When the engine is stopped, the iPod play is paused first and after 2mins the iPod power turns off automatically.
The device measures 115×40×27mm in size and weighs 80g. The cable length is about 1m. No price is set yet, it will work with all iPod models.