Pioneer Brings Android Auto to the Vehicle You Already Own
AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX and AVH-4100NEX Android Auto Ready
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today announced it will be among the first to offer Android Auto™ compatible aftermarket products. Three of Pioneer’s second generation Networked Entertainment eXperience (NEX) in-dash multimedia receivers, the AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX and AVH-4100NEX, will feature Android Auto integration, allowing consumers to quickly connect their compatible smartphones and extend the Android platform in a way that's purpose-built for the car. Designed with safety in mind, Android Auto utilizes a simple and intuitive interface and powerful new voice actions for minimized distraction, so users can stay focused on the road.
“Integrating Android Auto into our second generation NEX receivers provides compatible Android smartphone owners the ability to utilize the power and connectivity of their devices for navigation, communications, music and more,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Android Auto delivers a familiar and consistent user experience that is optimized specifically for the automotive environment with advanced speech technology for quick and easy voice control and a unique visual display of useful and relevant contextual information.”
Pioneer’s Android Auto compatible units feature high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen displays (capacitive on the AVIC-8100NEX and clear resistive on the AVIC-7100NEX and AVH-4100NEX), an included external microphone for high quality hands free calling and voice control, and a wired remote input used for optional integration with factory installed steering wheel audio controls.
Additional Built-in Features on Compatible NEX models:
- HDMI® Connectivity
- Wideband Speech & A2DP AAC Bluetooth® Connectivity
- Android Auto Compatibility
- Apple CarPlay™ Compatibility
- MirrorLink® Connectivity
- HD Radio™ Technology
- iDataLink® Maestro® Technology
- Dual Zone Audio/Video Playback
The Pioneer AVIC-8100NEX ($1,400 SRP), AVIC-7100NEX ($1,200 SRP), and AVH-4100NEX ($700 SRP) will be available in March 2015.
Android Auto compatibility will be available in the 1st quarter of 2015 in the U.S., UK and Australia. For more information about Android Auto, visit www.android.com/auto/.
For more information regarding Android Auto compatible product availability by region, visit www.pioneer-carglobal.com/Android Auto.
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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.
NOTE: Read the operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions provided with compatible smartphone apps before use. Become familiar with any applicable state and local laws. Pay attention to the road, limit glances to the device, and do not use any feature if it cannot be operated safely in your location and environment. Distracted driving may result in serious injury, including death.
PIONEER and APPRADIO are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
Android and Android Auto are trademarks of Google Inc.
BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
MirrorLink and the MirrorLink logo are trademarks of the Car Connectivity Consortium LLC.
iDatalink and Maestro are registered trademarks of Automotive Data Solutions Inc.
“HD Radio” is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
Apple,CarPlay and the CarPlay logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
HDMI is a registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.