Long Beach, Calif. - Pioneer Electronics today released
an iPhone app that lets users send points of interest from the iPhone wirelessly
to a car navigation unit.
Pioneer's first iPhone app is designed to help users avoid having
to type in addresses on the car navigation unit. Instead users can find points
on Google Maps and upload them via Bluetooth to a Pioneer car navigation unit,
or they can send geo-tagged photos from the iPhone to the navigation unit. In both cases, the locations will appear as
contacts in the navigation unit that users may navigate to via turn-by-turn
Called AVIC Feeds, the app is free on the Apple App Store. It
works with two Pioneer in-dash navigation units: the AVIC-U310BT
Pioneer says that more than 22 percent of Pioneer navigation
system owners also own and use an iPhone, according to independent research.