Pioneer may be working on a solution that would integrate CarPlay into the company’s existing and future car audio products. This information was provided to MacRumors through a reader who received it from a Pioneer customer service representative.
Apple unveiled its CarPlay system earlier this month and showcased the technology at the Geneva Auto Show. The system connects a lightning cable-equipped iPhone to a car’s in-dash display and allows the driver to message, navigate and playback music via Siri voice commands.
As part of its announcement, Apple introduced Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo as launch partners, with several additional vehicle manufacturers pledging their support for the hands-free system. Pioneer’s support would greatly expand the reach of CarPlay as the manufacturer sells a variety of aftermarket solutions for older model vehicles.
CarPlay launch partner Mercedes-Benz may also be working on after market installations for its older car models, but the Pioneer system is far more interesting as it would apply to a variety of vehicle makes and manufacturers.
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