Pioneer India has launched Android Auto and Apple CarPlay driven touchscreen car stereo AVH-X8890BT for aftermarket segment in India. Priced at Rs. 39,900 the Pioneer Touchscreen Car Stereo AVH-X8890BT allow users of Android and Apple iPhones to access their phones from the stereo’s 6.95 inch clear resistive (WVGA) touchscreen.
The Android Auto enables users to access Google Maps, listen to smartphone’s music, Manage calls, Listen and reply to messages & WhatsApp. Whereas with Apple CarPlay, users
can access Apple Music, Manage calls, messages and listen to Audiobooks and podcasts. The interface of CarPlay & Android Auto is built for driving with simple voice commands to control the above features. Various third-party apps are also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay depending on the region.
Android Auto or Apple CarPlay is very easy to use on this system. One just needs to plug the phone into the Pioneer’s receiver through the phone’s charging cable and it’s ready to use. For Android Auto one must have the android auto app installed on his android phone whereas CarPlay app is preinstalled on the latest iPhones.
The stereo is also compatible with AppRadio Mode- iPhone/Android. Offline navigation apps like Navmii & Navitel, media, news information and the events calendar are also available on this system.
AVH-X8890BT is also loaded with other features like steering wheel control, Dual Zone Audio Video, Bluetooth, 13 Band EQ, Time alignment, HDMI interface, multi-color LED display, Dual USB, and Mixtrax.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Gaurav Kulshrestha, Manager – Marketing & Product Planning, Pioneer India Electronics said, “All the features in AVH-X8890BT are designed
with one goal at hand — minimizing the use of the phone, and keeping the person safe behind the wheel. The touchscreen interface of AVH-X8890BT is optimized for glance
ability and readability while driving. Android Auto organizes required information into simple cards whereas Apple CarPlay features big icons with a plain background for better
readability. To ensure safety special emphasis is given to voice commands. With the use of Google talk in Android Auto and Siri in Apple Car Play, users get to use the best-in-class
speech technology for controlling everything with voice. Users can attend calls, send and receive messages all through voice commands with the help of the Bluetooth wired mic
that comes along with AVH-X8890BT.”