Apple’s CarPlay technology proceeds its development with both Kenwood as well as Pioneer revealing new CarPlay receivers at CES 2015. Kenwood as well as Pioneer’s launches follow earlier CarPlay statements from auto maker Volkswagen as well as auto audio accessory mold Parrot.
Following statements from very early last year that it was ‘looking at’ CarPlay, Kenwood today announced its very first automobile audio receiver that consists of Apple’s CarPlay innovation. For iOS owners, the DDX9902S features Siri combination that allows the driver to respond to messages, command music playback, and accessibility Apple Maps for navigation.
Other receiver attributes include the ability to include an optional back view electronic camera, support for a SiriusXM tuner, as well as compatibility with manufacturing facility steering wheel sound controls. In order to attract a large range of mobile phone proprietors, the touchscreen-enabled DDX9902S additionally offers support for Android Auto. Pricing and also availability for the DDX9902S are not yet available.
While Kenwood is prepping its initial CarPlay receiver, very early adopter Leader today revealed its second-generation Networked Amusement eXperience (NEX) in-dash receivers with CarPlay assistance. All 5 models showcase Bluetooth connection and also are Sirius XM-Ready, with the leading of the line version bring a capacitive WXGA screen while the remaining family member feature resisting displays.
The brand-new receivers will be offered beginning in March with list rates starting at $700 for the AVH-4100NEX. Other versions consist of the AVIC-8100NEX ($1,400 SRP), AVIC-7100NEX ($1,200 SRP), AVIC-6100NEX ($900 SRP), and AVIC-5100NEX ($750 SRP).