Corporation has announced one of the first aftermarket in-dash car multimedia
systems to provide Apple CarPlay to make their cars compatible with their
iPhone. The product is currently
available in the United States at a price of US $ 700 (Rs 42,760 approx.) and above.
a company statement, the Apple CarPlay allows consumers the ability to upgrade
the vehicle they already own to the smarter, safer and more fun way to use
iPhone in the car. CarPlay compatibility will be available in early summer 2014
via a firmware update to the five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers.
large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, CarPlay featuring Siri voice control,
gives iPhone users the features while allowing them to stay focused on the
road. With CarPlay, consumers with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 can use
Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple
Maps for navigation and listen to their music, podcasts and iTunes Radio.
years of expertise integrating smartphone connectivity into the automotive
environment has provided us the opportunity to be among the first to offer
CarPlay to drivers,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car
Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “By providing an
aftermarket option, Pioneer’s 2014 in-dash multimedia systems give many iPhone
owners the ability to add CarPlay to their current vehicles,” he added
to a host of on-board navigation and embedded entertainment options, Pioneer’s
2014 in-dash multimedia systems boast a more advanced and responsive user
interface than previous Pioneer in-dash receivers as well as many sound
quality, convenience and safety enhancements.