At CES, Pioneer Electronics has unleashed trio of in-dash navigation system which the company claims will offer advanced route guidance as well as multimedia entertainment, and smartphone connectivity functions. The navigation systems include Pioneer AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH and AVIC-X850BT.
All models feature high resolution displays ranging from 6.1 to 7-inches in size, a new mapping interface with real-time traffic information, a new graphical UI, AppRadio Mode and integrated Bluetooth. The Pioneer navigation systems come SiriusXM ready. Pioneer has also included a iPhone 5 compatibility to the all models.
Other features include HD Radio and DVD/CD/MP3 playback and connectivity include USB. If you want to use your iPhone 5 with Navigation system, it requires an optional Pioneer CD-IH202 kit that will be offered for $50 and AVIC-Z150BH and AVIC-X950BH requires the Lightning to USB cable and the Lightning digital AV Adapter.
The Pioneer AVIC-X850BT requires the optional CD-IV202NAVI kit, the Lightning to USB cable, and the Lightning to VGA adapter. The kit is sold for a price of $100. Once you have set up your navigation system with these accessories, you will be able to select control iPhone 5 apps via the in-dash touchscreen display of the navigation system. Users can also control video and mp3 files in your iPhone 5 via the large Pioneer tuner screen.
Release date for Pioneer AVIC-X850BT, AVIC-X950BH and AVIC-Z150BH navigation devices are set in March 2013 and will be sold for a price of $800, $950 and $1200, respectively.