Issue: May 2016


Pioneer Brings Apple CarPlay(TM) to Malaysia



Pioneer's AVH-X8850BT, AVH-X8750BT and AVH-X8650BT In-dash Car Multimedia Receivers can now access Apple CarPlay in Malaysia

by Alan Tran

Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre announced the availability of Apple CarPlay in Malaysia. Accessible on three of their aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers -- AVH-X8850BT, AVH-X8750BT and AVH-X8650BT -- consumers now have the ability to upgrade the vehicle they already own, in order to enjoy a smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone® in the car. Apple CarPlay compatibility will be available for the three products in Malaysia now.

 

Utilizing large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, Apple CarPlay featuring Siri® voice control gives iPhone users the features while allowing them to stay focused on the road. With Apple CarPlay, consumers with the latest version of iOS on their iPhone 5 or later, can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music and podcasts. For more information about Apple CarPlay, visit www.apple.com/ios/carplay.

 

"Pioneer's years of expertise integrating smartphone connectivity into the automotive environment has provided us the opportunity to be among the first to offer Apple CarPlay to drivers," said Mr. Isao Nomura, Deputy General Manager for Business Planning and Marketing Division of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre. "By providing an aftermarket option, selected Pioneer's in-dash multimedia receivers (AVH-X8850BT, AVH-X8750BT and AVH-X8650BT) give many iPhone owners in Malaysia the ability to add Apple CarPlay to their current vehicles."

 

Apple CarPlay is already integrated into the latest iOS, hence car owners with the newly launched AVH-X8850BT and also the AVH-X8750BT will be able to access Apple CarPlay by simply plugging in and play. For drivers with the AVH-X8650BT, there will be a need to download a firmware update, which is now available at no charge through http://www.pioneer.my/my/support/firmware/index.html/. Current AVH-X8650BT owners can simply load the firmware on a USB memory device and connect it to the receiver's USB cable input. 

 

Please contact the Pioneer Malaysia office at (+60) 3-26972920 and service hotline at 1-300-88-2859, or visit http://www.pioneer.my/my/support/service/index.html/ for further queries.

 

For more information regarding Apple CarPlay compatible product availability by region, visit www.pioneer-carglobal.com/CarPlay.

 

About Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre (PAC) Pte. Ltd.

 

The regional headquarters of Pioneer Corporation since 1992, Pioneer's core business is in car audio visual. Pioneer aims to be a leading aftermarket manufacturer and supplier to leading car brands, providing comprehensive infotainment solutions for in-car, by developing next-generation devices and innovative cloud services for the growing connected car market. For more information, please visit www.pioneer.com.sg.

 

NOTE:  Read the operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions provided with compatible smartphone apps before use.  Become familiar with any applicable state and local laws.  Pay attention to the road, limit glances to the device, and do not use any feature if it cannot be operated safely in your location and environment. Distracted driving may result in serious injury, including death.

 

PIONEER is a trademark of Pioneer Corporation.

 

Apple, Apple CarPlay, the CarPlay logo, iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

iOS® is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

 



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