Here at Sound Depot and Performance in Gainesville, we are very pleased to announce the release of Apple’s CarPlay software for the Pioneer NEX line of in-dash Car Audio receivers. Why should I care about CarPlay? Great question. Let’s explore this together.
Pioneer CarPlay On Display in Gainesville!
CarPlay is a software that is many years in the making. Apple has wanted to come up with a solution that would allow Siri voice control for many of the popular functions a driver may want to use, but up until now has not had a solution that worked that well. Until October 2, 2014. This technology is so promising that nearly all automotive manufacturer’s have signed on to offer it in their new vehicles. Well I already own a vehicle I like, so how do I get it? The simple answer? Pioneer. They are currently the only aftermarket car audio company with products that are compatible with the CarPlay software.
Do we have your attention yet? Good. It gets better. The operation of the Pioneer unit with CarPlay couldn’t be simpler. You get in your vehicle and plug in your iPhone 5 or above running iOs 7.1 or later. The Pioneer unit will automatically recognize your phone and launch the CarPlay software. You get a screen with big, bold icons for popular items like text messaging, navigation, phone calls, music, and more. You just touch one of those big buttons and then almost everything else is done via Siri voice control. And when we say easy, we mean easy. You never even have to pair your iPhone to the Pioneer unit via Bluetooth as it gets recognized the instant you plug it into the USB port. And there is no need to worry about compatibility issues as the CarPlay software is written by Apple and is stored on the Pioneer unit, so you are good to go all the time.
Now you can drive up the road and safely access your most popular functions of your iPhone all the while staying focused on driving and keeping your hands on the wheel where they belong.
We invite you to stop by Sound Depot and Performance and get a live demonstration of CarPlay in action. Feel free to call or Contact Us today for more information. We think you are going to love it. We sure do.