CES 2017 - Pioneer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay


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Abt Electronics talks to Pioneer about AndroidAuto and Apple CarPlay.

Apple CarPlay - The ultimate copilot.

Available on select cars, CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.

Control with a word. Or a touch. Or a twist.
CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. CarPlay also works with your car’s controls — knobs, buttons, touchpad, or touchscreen. And the apps themselves have been reimagined for the car, so you can use them while your eyes and hands stay where they belong.

To activate Siri voice control, just press and hold the voice control button on the steering wheel.

If your CarPlay-equipped vehicle has a touchscreen, you can use it to control CarPlay.

Knobs and Controls
CarPlay also works with the knobs, dials, or buttons in the car. If it controls your screen, it controls CarPlay.

Maps - Let your iPhone show you the way.

The power and simplicity of Apple Maps is now available on your dashboard. CarPlay can predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, texts, contacts, and calendars. You can also search along your route for nearby gas stations, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. Maps will even estimate how long the detour will take.

Learn more: http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/

Android Auto:

Android Auto is a simpler, safer way to use your phone in the car.

Whether on your phone screen or on your car display, Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With larger touch targets, a simplified interface, and easy-to-use voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.


Android Auto automatically brings you useful information - like suggested destinations, upcoming appointments, and weather conditions - all organized into simple cards that appear just when they're needed.

What you need:

On your phone
To use Android Auto on your phone phone screen, you’ll need an Android phone running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher and the Android Auto app.

In your car
To use Android Auto on your car’s in-dash display, you’ll need an Android Auto compatible vehicle or aftermarket stereo, an Android phone running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher and the Android Auto app.

Learn more: https://www.android.com/auto/

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