|[May 02, 2012]
Pioneer AppRadio 2 Officially Released with Android Connectivity
LONG BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
According to a recent online survey conducted by Harris Interactive (News - Alert) on
behalf of Pioneer1, an astounding 79% of smartphone owners
use apps while in the car, with the top three most used apps being maps
and navigation at 56%, music at 31% and social networking at 24%.
Pioneer's new AppRadio™
2 (SPH-DA100) addresses the in-car needs of smartphone users by
bringing car centric apps such as navigation and music into the dash
where they are safer and more practical to access and manage. The
release of AppRadio 2 brings today's connected lifestyle directly into
the vehicle, supporting both the iPhone®* and Android (News - Alert)™**
smartphone platforms, giving consumers a better way to plug in their
phones and utilize Pioneer approved apps.
Pioneer AppRadio 2 with smartphone (Photo: Business Wire)
"It's no secret that the smartphone has taken consumers to a new level
of connectivity where almost any information and entertainment option
can be accessed at anytime," said Ted Cardenas, vice president of
marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA)
Inc. "Our goal is to make using various iPhone or Android features and
apps, specifically those that are appropriate for in-car use, safer and
more convenient in the car. The Pioneer AppRadio accomplishes this by
providing smartphone access and control through a larger touchscreen
installed in the dash and integrated into the vehicle."
Along with AppRadio 2's availability, the supporting AppRadio App,
previously available only for iPhone, is now also available at no charge
Play™ and compatible with certain Android
smartphones. Additionally, there are five new compatible Android
apps, one from Pioneer and four from other providers, in these popular
Waze®: A free social mobile app, Waze
is a turn-by-turn voice navigation app that uses the driving community
to help provide real-time traffic updates for an optimal commute. The
app is 100% powered by users, so the more users there are, the better
AUPEO! Personal Radio™: With more than
120 Internet radio stations available, users can search for their
favorite music by artists, songs or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner." Users can
also choose to "love" or "ban" songs directly from the AppRadio
screen, enabling the app to adjust content to the user's personal
Pandora (News - Alert)® internet rdio: One of the
most popular Internet radio services available today brings the user's
favorite and newly discovered music to the dash of the vehicle.
Pioneer CarMediaPlayer: When used with a Pioneer AppRadio
(SPH-DA01 or SPH-DA02), CarMediaPlayer allows users to swipe, drag,
and directly touch the desired artist, song, or album in their music
libraries and offers Alphabet Search and Album View functions.
DashCommand™: Utilizing the built-in GPS and
accelerometer sensors of the smartphone, DashCommand displays advanced
vehicle and driving statistics. When connected to a compatible
vehicle's OBD-II data port (optional OBD-II cable sold separately),
advanced data monitoring, logging and analysis are enabled. Users can
create and display up to 27 virtual dashboards with many styles
including digital gauges, analog gauges, indicator lights, and more,
which can all be accessed on the AppRadio 2 screen.
Android App Connectivity Kit (sold separately) for Android smartphone
users has also been released. Currently there are fifteen Android
smartphone models** compatible with AppRadio 2. The kit includes the
cables that support both the Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) and Micro
HDMI® connections necessary to interface with a compatible
Android powered smartphone. The CD-AH200C kit has a suggested price of
AppRadio 2 Features:
iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S compatibility via the iPhone cable (included)
Compatible with certain
Android powered smartphones via the Android App Connectivity Kit,
CD-AH200C (sold separately)
Large 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, enabling control of supported
functions using touch and motion gestures similar to the most popular
New for 2012 AM/FM radio layout
Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity for hands-free calling
with phone book access, dial pad and included microphone
Built-in GPS antenna for improved positioning accuracy
Input for an optional rear facing back-up camera
Two pairs of RCA outputs for connection to external amplifiers
Input for optional steering wheel control input adapters (sold
Pioneer's AppRadio 2 is available at authorized Pioneer retailers with a
suggested price of $499. For more information, visit www.pioneerelectronics.com/appradio.
1This survey was conducted online within the United States by
Harris Interactive on behalf of Pioneer from April 12 - 16, 2012, among
2,215 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a
probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling
error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including
weighting variables, please contact Katherine Manning.
* Compatible with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
** NOT compatible
with all Android powered devices or apps. Android connectivity requires
the CD-AH200C Android Connectivity Kit, which is sold separately.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.,
and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com.
Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a leader in optical disc
technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio,
video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.
Bluetooth functionality requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile
phone. Certain Bluetooth features may not be supported by all compatible
Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may
be limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers.
NOTE: Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your
attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle.
Always observe safe driving rules. Certain operations may not be legal
while driving in your jurisdiction, so you must be aware of and obey any
such restrictions. If in doubt as to a particular operation, only
perform it while the car is parked. No feature should be used unless it
is safe to do so under the driving conditions you are experiencing.
Pioneer and AppRadio are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Google (News - Alert), Google Play and Android are
registered trademarks of Google Inc.
AUPEO! Personal Radio
is a trademark of Aupeo Ltd.
Bluetooth is a registered
trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
DashCommand is a trademark
of Palmer Performance Engineering, Inc.
iPhone is a
trademark of Apple (News - Alert) Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
is registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
Waze is a
registered trademark of Waze Inc.
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