By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas – Pioneer plans its first in-dash navigation units that connect to a cloud-based subscription service to download traffic and other data, and it will launch its first head units that are compatible with iDataLink’s Maestro module to retain OEM infotainment system functions in select Ford, Chrysler and GM vehicles.
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Long Beach, Calif. – Pioneer entered the tablet market, if in name only.
Pioneer licensed it brand name to E&S International Enterprises for use on a 7-inch Android tablet now available on Walmart.com.
Long Beach, Calif. — Pioneer has begun shipping five double-DIN multimedia DVD receivers, five single-DIN CD receivers, and its first two mechless head units in years, all with a variety of new smartphone connectivity features.
A rare 55 minute program (split into 7 parts) celebrating PIONEER's 50 year history 1938-1988.
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Long Beach, Calif. — Pioneer Electronics has launched a rewards program for its authorized dealers.
The Pioneer Points+ Loyalty Program lets dealers accumulate points by selling products from Pioneer’s car electronics division. Points can be redeemed via an online catalog for such things as merchandise, travel and entertainment, it said.
Four membership levels will be available: member, silver, gold and platinum. Higher membership levels have the ability to accumulate points at a faster rate, according to the company.
Long Beach, Calif. – Pioneer unveiled the first eight models of its 2014 lineup of car CD-receivers and added new smartphone-connectivity features.
Prices of the single-DIN head units range from a suggested $90 to $140.
Long Beach, Calif. – Larry Rougas has left Pioneer’s car electronics division as the senior VP of marketing and product planning to move to the east coast to take a position with Nikon.
The 18-year Pioneer veteran started with Pioneer in 1995 as a product specialist in Long Island, N.Y., where he will relocate for his position at Nikon.
“At this time, a replacement for his position at Pioneer has not yet been determined,” a spokesman said.
Long Beach, Calif. — Pioneer Electronics said it’s rolling out an augmented-reality ad campaign to support its car electronics category.
The “See What You’ve Been Missing” campaign will be coupled with the Pioneer AR Experience iOS and Android app, enabling users to interact with print advertisements by pointing the phone at the ad and engaging with the hot spots, Pioneer said.
Long Beach, Calif. – The number of Android smartphones compatible with Pioneer in-dash head units incorporating AppRadio Mode technology has grown to 40 now that Pioneer has confirmed that 16 more Android phones are compatible, Pioneer announced.
The 16 smartphones tested by Pioneer for compatibility include the HTC One, One S, One XL; Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD and Razr HD; Samsung Galaxy SIII, S4 Note II, and Galaxy Express; and the Sony Xperia Z, TX, TL, and ZL.