Pioneer is also keen to jump on Android Auto, announcing overnight at CES 2015 that it will offer head units for existing cars from March 2015. In particular, Pioneer has announced that it will sell three models of its Networked Entertainment Experience (NEX) in-dash multimedia receivers with Android Auto support in the next couple of months, allowing car owners to upgrade their stereo instead of buying a whole new car.
They’re not likely to be cheap, though, with US prices estimated between $700 for the base model and $1,400 for the top of the range. Pioneer has said:
Pioneer’s Android Auto compatible units feature high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen displays (capacitive on the AVIC-8100NEX and clear resistive on the AVIC-7100NEX and AVH-4100NEX), an included external microphone for high quality hands free calling and voice control, and a wired remote input used for optional integration with factory installed steering wheel audio controls.