Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Pioneer to join list of aftermarket CarPlay upgrade makers

updated 11:12 am EDT, Tue April 15, 2014

Five new receivers planned

Audio specialist Pioneer has announced plans to ship five Apple CarPlay-compatible receivers this summer. The new models in the NEX series will all have large LCD displays, but come in at very different price points. The cheapest model, the AVH-4000NEX, is set to cost $700. Higher-end models will ship for $750, $900, $1,200, and $1,400. Pioneer is also promising various non-CarPlay related improvements; the units are expected to have more responsive interfaces, for example, and better sound and safety features.

CarPlay lets iPhone owners use car-optimized versions of select first- and third-party apps in a more convenient and less distracting format. It also merges in Siri support for handling phone calls and texts. While Pioneer isn't the first company to reveal aftermarket CarPlay options, it should be the first to bring them to market.

When it was originally announced, there were no indications that CarPlay would be available except through new car models. Mercedes-Benz was the first party to reveal intentions for aftermarket options. Alpine is expected to join suit, but only in the fall.




By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse

Selecting the correct gaming mouse comes down to finding a device that balances the needs of a user with a price they can afford. Ofte ...

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News