Pioneer integrates iPhone5

Pioneer GB release three new car navigation systems for 2013, offering advanced route guidance, in-car multimedia entertainment and the latest in smartphone connectivity. The AVIC-F50BT, AVIC-F950DAB and AVIC-F950BT offer iPhone 5 compatibility and include high resolution WVGA touch screen displays ranging from 6.1 inches to 7 inches. They also include a new mapping interface with real-time traffic information, a new graphical user interface (GUI), AppRadio Mode, built-in Bluetooth functionality, USB connectivity, DAB technology (AVIC-F950DAB only), DVD/CD/MP3 playback, and more.

Smartphone integration for in-car navigation

iPhone 5 connectivity: the new in-car navigation units now offer enhanced connectivity with the iPhone 5 via the optional CD-IH202 kit and two accessories from Apple, the Lightning to USB cable and Lightning Digital AV adapter, required for compatibility with the navigation models.

AppRadio Mode: each model is equipped with Pioneer’s AppMode allowing iPhone (4/4S/5) and Android owners (selected devices) to access and control dozens of their apps directly from the navigation system’s large touch screen display.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity: Bluetooth connectivity is built-in to provide a wireless communication and data connection to Bluetooth enabled devices.

Aha Radio: with the free Aha Radio app, available for iOS and Android operating systems, users can enjoy audio content from tens of thousands of audio stations, including web content like internet music, news, audio books, social newsfeeds, restaurant information and much more.

Other features

The AVIC-F950DAB incorporates a DAB radio tuner, embracing the growing trend of digital audio broadcasts that provide high-quality digital sound through improved signal reception and easy programme selection

RDS-TMC services provide an overlay of real-time traffic events and conditions on the navigation map and allow users to create routes (or re-route) to minimise traffic delays

A comprehensive map database from NAVTEQ

8GB of built in flash memory for fast access of mapping information

A large 7-inch touch screen (6.1-inch for AVIC-F950DAB and AVIC-F950BT)

HDMI/Component video input for smartphone connection

DVD playback

Dual Zone capability for independent rear seat audio/video playback

USB connectivity for playback of audio/video media stored on a flash drive, hard drive, media player and/or smartphone

An SD card slot (micro SD for AVIC-F950DAB and AVIC-F950BT)

A back-up camera input (includes parking graphic guidelines)

A semi-detachable face (AVIC-F950DAB and AVIC-F950BT)