Sony has introduced a new XAV-AX200 car audio receiver, it also supports Apple's CarPlay system.
The new XAV-AX200 is equipped with a 6.4-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, DVD player, configurable steering wheel input, FLAC lossless music support (USB) and SiriusXM radio, built-in 4-channel amplifier, three external camera inputs. Unlike other displays that support CarPlay, Sony's XAV-AX200 is compatible with Google's Android Auto system. Because the system also supports the current popular CarPlay, Android Auto, that is connected to your common equipment is also no problem, and can be on the car system screen to deal with new events such as calls, or use navigation.
Sony also released the MEX-GS820BT receiver, which supports two smart phones that match Bluetooth. The receiver does not support CarPlay, but it supports Siri Eyes Free. Sony said it will be equipped with high contrast vertical alignment of liquid crystal display, the size is unknown.
Starting from iOS 6, Apple provides Siri with a useful feature - Eyes Free, which will be implemented in cooperation with the car manufacturers, by installing a button on the car, making the user do not need to use the eyes when driving can Enable iPhone's Siri feature. Owners can use it to call, play songs, listen and write text messages, read notifications and use Apple maps.
Sony said the XAV-AX200 and MEX-GS820BT will be in the North before the end of the North American market, the price is not published. The old XAV-AX100 in the US market retail price between $ 499-549.
Other vendors currently offering CarPlay systems include Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood, JBL, JVC and Pioneer.