Pioneer's flagship AVIC 8000NEX boasts dozens of media and navigation options -- including the first aftermarket appearance of Apple CarPlay -- but most users will find a better feature-to-cost balance lower in the brand's NEX lineup.
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In one box, the Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT has all the must-have car tech features that most people could want, including hands-free calling, voice-controlled digital audio playback, and turn-by-turn directions with traffic data.
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Pioneer's AVIC-X920BT not only addresses the core needs of most people, but also it's software is expandable to bring Internet radio into the car, harnesses your media library, and can help you get where you're going as economically as possible.
The Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT not only brings a robust set of features into the car in a single box, but it also provides a variety of quick and safe ways to access those features.
The Pioneer AVIC-U310BT isn't perfect, but it meets most people's needs for navigation, hands-free calling, and digital audio playback at a very affordable price.
Starting today, you can get Android Auto in your car with your Android 5.0+ phone and compatible Pioneer head units.
After a sluggish first year, Apple's in-dash smartphone software is finally picking up steam.
You won't need a new car just to get Android Auto or Apple's CarPlay. Parrot's RNB 6 head unit will add both to any car you like.
Last year, Pioneer hit the road with Apple CarPlay first. This year, it aims to do the same with Android Auto.
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