Thursday, July 24, 2014
Pioneer Electronics' flagship NEX receiver, the AVIC-8000NEX, is feature-rich. But all those robust features it offers comes at a dear price. The retail price may be well over budget for most consumers but that's if you don't care to look around for a bargain.
We've consistently seen the lowest price on brand new head units and car technology accessories on Amazon. And for the AVIC-8000NEX, that is exactly where we find the best deal; $955 for a $1400 device. Details after the page break.
By AppRadioWorld at 5:00 PM
SiriusXM is running a promotion for new customers who purchase an eligible car head unit and a satellite radio tuner. A whole spectrum of head units from different manufacturers are eligible. There are up to $120 in savings to be availed of including a $50 mail-in rebate.
Full details are below along with a comprehensive list of eligible head units...
By AppRadioWorld at 4:46 PM
The first generation Pioneer AppRadio (SPH-DA01/SPH-DA02) may be a few years old but a lot of people still use the device. A common problem with the head unit is damage to the iPhone cable.
Whether it is fraying or damage to the 30-pin connector, a taped up cable can be a sight for sore eyes. Getting a replacement through Pioneer is quite expensive (sometimes almost $100).
Finding a cable on sites like eBay is not always possible. But here's where you can get the cable for a limited time...
By AppRadioWorld at 4:04 PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Another week, another dashboard. This week's Dashboard Spotlight edition features the 2015 Mazda 6 sports sedan.
SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY takes efficiency of the 2.5L engine to an estimated 40 MPG. The dashboard features simplistic yet robust and functional features like navigation, Bluetooth streaming, Pandora and a lot more.
Check out these pictures below...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Apple CarPlay is coming very soon to the Pioneer NEX receivers. The firmware update is due any time now and you can ready your car for CarPlay by purchasing one of these receivers. Check out these latest low prices from Amazon...
By AppRadioWorld at 6:48 PM
Monday, July 21, 2014
We are into the second month of summer and there's still no sign of the promised CarPlay firmware update from Pioneer Electronics for its NEX receivers. What was initially supposed to be an "early summer" release is now a "summer" release and the wait goes on.
By AppRadioWorld at 5:33 PM
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Apple's CarPlay isn't even available yet but the rumor mill concerning future versions of the software is already churning. When available, you will have to plug in your iPhone running iOS 7 or later, in your car to use CarPlay.
Wired connections are reliable in many ways but with wireless standards like Bluetooth, AirPlay etc. advancing, is it plausible to think that CarPlay will someday work wirelessly?
Friday, July 18, 2014
Of the 30 odd car companies that have been announced by Apple to be integrating CarPlay at some point, Volkswagen isn't one of them. But according to a post on 9to5Mac a couple of days ago, the German automaker is said to be in talks with Apple to bring CarPlay to their 2016 line of VW vehicles.
By AppRadioWorld at 2:42 PM
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) released results of a survey they conducted in which about 200 people were polled to find out where driverless car technology is headed. Among the people polled were researchers, academicians, practitioners, government agency officials, university students and society members.
The survey reveals interesting information about cars of the future. Check out some of the details from the release below...
BMW is recalling 1.6 million 3 Series vehicles from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world for an airbag issue. This makes the German automaker the latest to issue a recall in a year where many other companies have done so.
By AppRadioWorld at 5:58 AM