CES 2015: Kenwood and Leader Announce Aftermarket Receivers With CarPlay Assimilation

Apple’s CarPlay modern technology proceeds its development with both Kenwood and Pioneer revealing brand-new CarPlay receivers at CES 2015. Kenwood and Pioneer’s launches follow earlier CarPlay statements from vehicle maker Volkswagen and automobile sound accessory maker Parrot.

Following declarations from very early in 2012 that it was “looking at” CarPlay, Kenwood today revealed its first car audio receiver that includes Apple’s CarPlay modern technology. For iOS proprietors, the DDX9902S features Siri combination that allows the motorist to respond to messages, control songs playback, and gain access to Apple Maps for navigation.

Various other receiver features include the ability to add an optional back sight video camera, assistance for a SiriusXM tuner, and compatibility with manufacturing facility guiding wheel audio commands. In order to appeal to a large range of smartphone owners, the touchscreen-enabled DDX9902S also provides assistance for Android Car. Rates and availability for the DDX9902S are not yet offered.

While Kenwood is preparing its very first CarPlay receiver, early adopter Pioneer today announced its second-generation Networked Home entertainment encounter (NEX) in-dash receivers with CarPlay support. All 5 designs include Bluetooth connectivity and are Sirius XM-Ready, with the first-rate version carrying a capacitive WXGA display screen while the staying family member offer repellent display screens.

The new receivers will be available beginning in March with list pricing starting at $$ 700 for the AVH-4100NEX. Various other versions consist of the AVIC-8100NEX ($$ 1,400 SRP), AVIC-7100NEX ($$ 1,200 SRP), AVIC-6100NEX ($$ 900 SRP), and AVIC-5100NEX ($$ 750 SRP).

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