Users interested in adding Apple CarPlay to their car's dashboard have a new choice from Alpine.
Pioneer is the first aftermarket car stereo manufacturer to offer Apple CarPlay software thanks to updated firmware for the Pioneer's NEX multimedia car receivers.
Pioneer's AppRadio 4 smartphone-centric multimedia receiver debuts with new features and, surprisingly, a smaller screen.
A firmware update for Pioneer's NEX series car stereos will add Apple CarPlay compatibility to their already impressive feature set.
If you want a big screen for your car audio system, but you don't have a ton of space for one, you'll probably be interested in taking a look at a motorized AV unit, the Pioneer AVH-P6300BT.
Ironically, it was adding Android support to the AppRadio that helped Pioneer to tame Apple's new Lightning connector.
Motoring music fans are in for a treat -- Pioneer's latest car stereos allow users to view and control apps and video content on the iPod and iPhone.
For those wanting a large screen for DVD playback that can have an unobtrusive presence while not in use, the Pioneer AVH-P6300BT is a solidly performing option, especially for iPod/iPhone owners.
The MixTrax software is able to automatically generate continuous music mixes from your media library and it's built into every new Pioneer stereo.
This week on CNET Roadside Assistance, I talk about rear camera systems for teen drivers and what to look for in an OEM Bluetooth hands-free system.