Pioneer Brings Apple’s Car Play to India
Launches AVIC – F970BT with CarPlay
New Delhi, 6th May, 2015: Pioneer India Electronics, the leading in-car entertainment systems company, today 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.
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 Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
For CarPlay related queries, please contact the Pioneer India Customer Service Team at 1800-103-5787.
For more information regarding CarPlay compatible product availability, visit www.Pioneer-India.in/CarPlay
About Pioneer India Electronics Pvt. Ltd
The regional business of Pioneer Corporation since Nov 2008, Pioneer India’s core business covers the Audio-Video industry with a diversified range of products encompassing Car Audio-Visual Entertainment, Home Audio systems, Speakers and DJ products. In line with the corporate philosophy ‘Move the Heart & Touch the Soul’, Pioneer India aims to continuously introduce innovative products that will raise entertainment to the level of pure emotion. Currently, Pioneer India is based at 216, Time Tower, MG Road, Gurgaon (122001), which is also the location of the Service Call Center, and can be approached on their toll free number, 1800 103 5787.
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.