12 Volt Highlights From Pioneer and Alpine
Alpine Ingrained in Your Dash
Alpine displayed a variety of new receivers, subwoofers and features at the show. Here’s a rundown:
AVN Solutions in Three Sizes
Alpine is expanding its audio-video-navigation (AVN) lineup with the seven-inch INE-W927HD and the 6.1-inch INE-W940.
Siri Eyes Free Mode
With Alpine’s ICS-X7HD Siri Eyes Free Mode in-dash receiver, drivers using an Apple device running iOS 6 can direct Siri to control music, calls and apps through the head unit. The ICS-X7HD ($599.95, March) uses MirrorLink to connect to the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The company expects to add MirrorLink compatibility with more phones in the coming year.