Long Beach, Calif. - Pioneer
launched three new third-party apps for its AppRadio aftermarket head unit,
upgraded the device's functionality, and initiated a $50 mail-in installation
rebate for consumers.
The three new apps, which join four
currently available apps, are the Dash Command vehicle and driving statistics
app, the StreamS HiFi Intrernet radio app, and the Aupeo! personalized Internet
$50 install rebate will be available on AppRadios purchased through authorized
Pioneer retailers through Dec. 31.
The $399-suggested AppRadio,
which shipped six months ago, is a double-DIN AM/FM RDS head unit whose primary
source of content is a USB-connected iPhone.
AppRadio features a capacitive 6.1-inch
WVGA touchscreen that controls and displays iPhone-stored music, video,
photos, contacts for use with hands-free Bluetooth calling, calendar items, and
Google Maps local search results when a Pioneer AppRadio app is installed on an
AppRadio launched with four
third-party apps equipped with a Pioneer API to display their user interface and content
on the head unit's display.
Those four are Pandora Internet
Radio; the Motion X GPS Drive Cloud-based navigation service; Inrix's real-time
traffic app; and Rdio, an on-demand music subscription service with
The three new apps that the head
unit gets include:DashCommand:
It uses the built-in GPS and accelerometer sensors of
the iPhone to display advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When connected
to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port via optional OBD-II interface, users
can view advanced data monitoring, logging and
analysis through the display of up to 27 different virtual dashboards in
such styles as digital gauges, analog gauges, and indicator lights on the
AppRadio screen.StreamS HiFi:
This Internet radio app accesses more than 4,000 live
Internet radio stations worldwide AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps.Aupeo! Personal Radio:
The service accesses more than 120 Internet radio
stations, and users can search for songs by artists, songs or Aupeo!'s
"Mood-Tuner." Users can also choose to "love"
or "ban" songs directly from the AppRadio screen.
To improve system performance and
add functions, Pioneer launched a new version of its AppRadio App. The update
adds Apple iOS 5 support, multitouch pinch and zoom capability on Google Maps,
and support for a return home function on select apps, which have added the
ability for users to return directly to the AppRadio app screen simply by
pressing the "Home Button" key on the face of the AppRadio. The function
delivers easier access when switching apps.
"The ability to continuously
improve the system with additional apps and software updates allows us to
enhance the system and add features seamlessly," said marketing director Ted
Cardenas. "This flexible and growing library of apps makes the Pioneer AppRadio
unlike any other aftermarket car radio available today."
Long Beach, Calif. - Pioneer launched three new third-party apps for its AppRadio aftermarket head unit, upgraded the device's functionality, and initiated a $50 mail-in installation rebate for consumers.