Apple’s CarPlay has actually experienced more incorrect beginnings than an old Ford, but it might ultimately be starting to obtain a grip in the automotive globe. While you could head out and get a new Ferrari with CarPlay built in, that doesn’t aid those people with autos already parked in our garage areas. What we need is aftermarket remedies.

Pioneer currently entered into that market in 2013, yet with CES now happening the entertainment technology titan has announced a new, next generation CarPlay in-car home entertainment system. On best of that, the equally popular Kenwood is likewise going into the fray with a head-unit of its own.

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That latter unit, Kenwood’s snappily named DDX9902S attributes Siri combination that provides vehicle drivers a secure method of reacting to iMessages while likewise controlling their music and navigation systems. The unit additionally has a big touch-screen display and also assists Android Automobile devices for those not would like to hop over the CarPlay train. Sadly, neither a price neither shipping date is readily available for Kenwood’s providing, which has us a little concerned about both and frankly reeks of a company hanging around to view just what the competitors does in the space.


That competitors currently can be found in the way of Leader, with its second-generation Networked Amusement encounter in-dash receiver. Really consisting of five designs, the NEX schedule varies from $ 700 right up to $ 14,000 but all function Bluetooth and Sirius XM abilities. The high-end model showcases a capacitive WXGA capacitive screen as well, while the various other four have to use resisting display screens. In 2015. Truly.


The complete listing of models from Pioneer are as complies with:

  • AVH-4100NEX
  • AVIC-8100NEX
  • AVIC-7100NEX
  • AVIC-6100NEX
  • AVIC-5100NEX

The Pioneer systems will be readily available to get in March of this year.

While none of the systems are cheap, that’s the price you pay for contemporary in-car amusement, especially if it’s been blessed by the individuals at Apple. We will not be hurrying out to purchase either of the CarPlay solutions that have actually come out of CES up until now this year, however that does not mean we don’t want one.

Do they provide one around the $ 20 price array yet?


While we’re at it, it’s worth discussing an in-dash receiver by Parrot, which was announced a couple of days earlier. Though that particular version does not have a price tag or a taken care of release date, but it has a bunch of cool things under its sleeve. CarPlay and Android Car assistance at the very same time is just one of them, like the designs from Pioneer and Kenwood over.

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