Soon Hitting the Road: Sony’s Newest In-Car Audio Lineup
Sony has just unveiled a new lineup of in-car media receivers including the XAV-AX8000, offering an 8.95-inch anti-glare screen in a single-DIN chassis. Also joining the line are three new audio receiver (no CD) models: the DSX-GS900, DSX-GS80 and DSX-B700.
“As auto manufacturers increasingly incorporate larger screens into their new models, legacy car owners don’t have to miss out on the latest technology,” Mike Fasulo, president and COO, Sony Electronics North America, pointed out in the announcement.
The XAV-AX8000 media receiver offers several key features. Its sturdy mount can be adjusted in three directions to allow for flexible installation in a wide variety of vehicles. Further, it integrates Apple CarPlay, which integrates an iPhone with the car audio’s display and controls, enabling users to make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions optimized for traffic and more while the driver stays focused on the road. Apple CarPlay now also supports third-party navigation apps. Another feature is Android Auto with Google Assistant, so the driver can use voice to help with daily tasks.