Also from Pioneer Electronics Australia is the announcement of a firmware upgrade to convert a number of compatible head units to Apple’s CarPlay. The AVIC-F60DAB, AVIC-F960DAB and AVH-X8650BT will now be among the first head units with Apple’s new smartphone and car integration technology.
Apple’s CarPlay is compatible with iPhone models from 5 onwards (including 5C) and turns the Siri experience into a secretary in your car. Text messages can safely be read out and composed via Siri while phone, navigation, music and more can all be managed via the head unit which ‘mimic’ the iPhone App-based menu.
“CarPlay enriches the iPhone experience in the vehicle by providing a safer way to stay connected and entertained with the ability to use your own voice to control and receive information and entertainment. Pioneer’s implementation of CarPlay provides owners of a compatible iPhone with many convenient and useful features that can be integrated into millions of vehicles already on the road,” says Paul D’Intino, product manager at Pioneer Electronics Australia.
The CarPlay update can be downloaded from Pioneer’s website via the ‘Support’ section. (www.pioneer.com.au). Pioneer CarPlay update for AVIC-F60DAB, AVIC-F960DAB and AVH-X8650BT Price: Free download Contact: Pioneer Electronics Australia on 1800 988 268 Link: www.pioneer.com.au