News Release:Pioneer Brings Apple CarPlay To The Vehicle You Already Own

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April 16, 2014
Pioneer Corporation

Pioneer Brings Apple CarPlay To The Vehicle You Already OwnFirmware Update for Pioneer’s In-dash Car Multimedia Systems to Debut This Summer

TOKYO, Japan (April 16, 2014) - Pioneer Corporation today announced one of the first aftermarket in-dash car multimedia systems to provide Apple CarPlay, allowing consumers the ability to upgrade the vehicle they already own to the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car.  CarPlay compatibility will be available in early summer 2014 via a firmware update to several 2014 Pioneer car electronics products in North America and Western Europe, followed later in 2014 in additional countries where CarPlay is available.

Utilizing large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, CarPlay featuring Siri voice control, gives iPhone users the features while allowing them to stay focused on the road.  With CarPlay, consumers with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music, podcasts and iTunes Radio.  For more information about CarPlay, visit Open in a new window..

“Pioneer’s years of expertise integrating smartphone connectivity into the automotive environment has provided us the opportunity to be among the first to offer CarPlay to drivers,” said Yutaka Sato, General Manager of After Market Car Electronics Business Division of Pioneer Corporation. “By providing an aftermarket option, Pioneer’s 2014 in-dash multimedia systems give many iPhone owners the ability to add CarPlay to their current vehicles.”

In addition to a host of on-board navigation and embedded entertainment options, Pioneer’s 2014 in-dash multimedia systems boast a more advanced and responsive user interface than previous Pioneer in-dash receivers as well as many sound quality, convenience and safety enhancements.

For more information regarding CarPlay compatible product availability by region, visit Open in a new window..

NOTE:  Read the operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions provided with compatible smartphone apps before use.  Become familiar with any applicable state and local laws.  Pay attention to the road, limit glances to the device, and do not use any feature if it cannot be operated safely in your location and environment. Distracted driving may result in serious injury, including death.

Apple, the Apple logo, the CarPlay logo, iPhone, and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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