New Delhi, India, May 26, 2015: Pioneer India Electronics, the leading in-car entertainment systems company, announced that CarPlay will be available on the AVIC – F970BT touch-screen car entertainment system in India.
Utilizing large, in-dash Pioneer LCD display, CarPlay featuring Siri voice control is the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. With CarPlay, consumers with iPhone 5 or later, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, as well as listen to their music and podcasts. For more information about CarPlay, visit www.apple.com/ios/carplay, as some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.
Priced at Rs. 39,990 Pioneer AVIC – F970BT is the latest addition to the Company’s wide range of touch-screen car entertainment systems. Equipped with a large 6.2-inch, multi-touch display and an intuitive interface, it combines high-quality audio and video with smart navigation through in-built maps and supports the latest connectivity options for the iPhone, such as CarPlay, Bluetooth and more.
CarPlay is a revolution in in-car entertainment and Pioneer is one of the first manufacturers of aftermarket car equipment to roll out CarPlay. Apart from AVIC – F970BT, CarPlay compatibility will also be available for the existing Pioneer AVH-X8690BT (require firmware update). With Apple Airplay enabled In-Car Entertainment Systems, Pioneer users now have the ability to upgrade the vehicle they already own, in order to enjoy a smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car.
“Pioneer has once again proved that we are the leader in Indian In-Car Entertainment industry by introducing the first CarPlay compatible products” said Minoru Ogawa, Managing Director, Pioneer India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. “It is our constant effort to provide our customers with the latest technologies to make their In-Car Entertainment systems, easy & fun to use. It is our expertise in technology, especially smartphone connectivity with our products, which makes us the first choice of Indian consumers.”
Commenting on the launch, Gaurav Kulshrestha, Manager – Marketing & Product Planning, Pioneer India Electronics Pvt. Ltd. said, “Consumers have been repeatedly requesting us for more options to upgrade from the basic entertainment system which comes with their car. With our focus on creating the most technologically advanced touch-screen solutions, we are aiming to provide options to upgrade the experience of our existing & new customers.”
CarPlay is already integrated with iPhone 5 and later, hence car owners with the newly launched AVIC – F970BT will be able to access CarPlay by simply plugging in. For drivers with the AVH-X8690BT, there will be a need to download a firmware update, which is now available at no charge through http://pioneer-india.in/shop/avh-x8690bt/. Current AVH-X8690BT owners can simply load the firmware on a USB memory device and connect it to the receiver’s USB cable input.
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