Earlier this week, Pioneer India launched its latest touchscreen car stereo AVH-X8890BT. Pioneer claims that the new system can revolutionize the driver’s smartphone experience. Interestingly, the AVH-X8890BT brings bpth Android Auto for Android users and Apple CarPlay for iOS users. Basically, the stereo system allow users to access their phones from the Touchscreen panel and helps in using apps in a safe way while driving. The Touchscreen is 6.95 inch clear resistive (WVGA) Screen which is fully detachable.
Commenting on the launch, Gaurav Kulshrestha, manager – marketing & product planning, Pioneer India Electronics said, “All the features in AVH-X8890BT are designed with one goal at hand – minimizing the use of the phone, and keeping the person safe behind the wheel. The touchscreen interface of AVH-X8890BT is optimized for glance ability and readability while driving. Android Auto organizes required information into simple cards whereas Apple CarPlay features big icons with a plain background for better readability. To ensure safety special emphasis is given to voice commands. With the use of Google talk in Android Auto and Siri in Apple Car Play, users get to use the best-in-class speech technology for controlling everything with voice. Users can attend calls, send and receive messages all through voice commands with the help of the Bluetooth wired mic that comes along with AVH-X8890BT.”
Android users can access Google Maps for easy navigation, listen and reply to messages and even WhatsApp, manage calls, listen to music stored in the smartphone etc.
Apple users, on the other hand, have access to Apple music, can manage calls and messages, listen to audiobooks and podcasts etc. Overall Interface of both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay has been built for safe driving with simple voice commands to control and access these features.
Moreover, Pioneer India claims that connecting your device to the system is super easy. One needs to plug the device with the charging cable and have the Android Auto app or Apple CarPlay app installed on their device. Not only this, various other third-party applications are also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay depending on the region. The app gives the ultimate solution to all their needs during commute by combining the services they want into a single, easy-to-use design, claims Pioneer India. You can also access offline navigations apps such as Navmii&Navitel, offline media, news information and calendar events all at one place with the app.
The AVH-X8890BT stereo system supports various audio/video formats including WMA, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, Mpeg4, WMV, H.264, JPEG, MKV, and FLV.
Besides it has various features including DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, DVD Videos, Aux, USB, SD card, FM, Dual Rear USB interface, AppRadio Mode from HDMI, Built-in Bluetooth with wired Mic, Advance sound Retriever,13- band EQ, Auto-EQ, RCA Pre-outs- 3 (Front, Rear & Subwoofer), Video out, Rear-view Camera In, and LED Backlight.