Android Auto, Google Assistant Upgrade Pioneer’s Smartphone Connectivity


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Pioneer Electronics is demonstrating Android Auto Wireless and Google Assistant, now available on Android Auto™ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018. Two prototype in-dash multimedia receivers, future additions to Pioneer’s NEX lineup, the double-DIN 7” LCD AVIC-W8400NEX and AVH-W4400NEX, showcase what the company says is the future of wireless connectivity and smart home integration.

“Our future NEX multimedia receivers represent our next major implementation of smartphone connectivity,” said Pioneer Electronics US VP Ted Cardenas. Here’s a list of Pioneer in-dash units compatible with Android Auto. Pioneer’s booth is in the LVCC North Hall (#3902).

Android Auto is a simplified way to use the Android® platform in the car, designed to minimize distraction with driver safety in mind. Android Auto Wireless eliminates the need for users to consciously plug in and connect, providing the additional convenience of simply leaving their phone in their pocket, bag or wherever they carry their Android device.

To engage Google Assistant, users can say “Hey Google” out loud, or hit the hard “home” key of the unit, tap on the microphone of the Android Auto user interface, or tap on the voice assistance using the steering wheel controls.

January 10, 2018

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