Earlier on this year, Apple turned out iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad as well as iPod touch, as well as amongst a number of adjustments, bug solutions as well as brand-new additions, among the flagship functions was the introduction of CarPlay. Announced as iOS in the Auto back at WWDC 2013, CarPlay means that customers could possibly other connected while driving without interruption from the roadway, as well as not simply does the function promote roadway security, but additionally provides an extensive array of performance many thanks greatly to the Siri voice assistant. It has time out of mind been known that audio giant Pioneer would be among the very first to retail its very own fleet of aftermarket, CarPlay-ready infotainment devices, and today, five of its line-up will supply full-on support of Apple’s in-car taste of iOS by means of firmware upgrade.

It has taken rather a while for Pioneer to obtain its act together in this regard, yet now, five of its 2014-released ‘‘ NEX’ receivers are eligible for the update, including the AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and also the AVH-4000NEX.

CarPlay Pioneer

While it’s fairly very easy to mount the update, it’s not as straightforward as an OTA on iOS, as an example, but as long as you have a USB memory stick, it shouldn’t prove to complexed. Journalism release by Pioneer, which details exactly how NEX proprietors could go on as well as use the CarPlay upgrade, also keeps in mind that customers could have the firmware update performed in-store should they so choose:

The CarPlay firmware upgrade is now readily available at no fee via www.pioneerelectronics.com/firmware. Present NEX proprietors can merely load the firmware on a USB memory device and link it to the receiver’s USB cable television input. Pioneer is likewise sending the CarPlay firmware to accredited sellers throughout the country for consumers that choose to update their system with a dealer.

With the sort of Apple Pay, Apple Watch and also Health / HomeKit additionally while presenting, it’s clear that Apple is looking to invest sources into various brand-new markets, and like those previously mentioned services, CarPlay definitely has the potential to stake a claim to the in-car tech dealing with.


With numerous manufacturing auto suppliers already on board – – from the similarity Volvo completely up to Ferrari – – CarPlay looks readied to come to be a house name in the automobile market, and with Leader being a leader in the business of creating costs audio items, NEX proprietors should enjoy a solid all-round efficiency.

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