Pioneer’s CEA Line Shows Connectivity Intros
Pioneer Electronics detailed its newest offerings for the connected car, along with its latest wireless home solutions, during a Wednesday CEA Line Shows briefing.
On the car electronics front, it highlighted improvements realized in its AppRadio 2, the sequel product to the original iPhone-only-compatible AppRadio that debuted at last year’s Line Shows. The AppRadio 2 ups the features ante; with the addition of a $100 connectivity kit, it becomes compatible with select Android phone platforms. All told, AppRadio 2 is now compatible with over 80 percent of all smartphones on the market, the company said.
“This product lets the smartphone do all the heavy lifting,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president, car electronics.