Pioneer Electronics unveiled three new in-dash navigation systems at CES 2013. The new navigation systems include the AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH and AVIC-X850BT. All three of the systems promise advanced route guidance, multimedia entertainment, and smartphone connectivity functions.
The three navigation systems specifically feature iPhone 5 compatibility and high resolution touch screen displays ranging from 6.1 to 7-inches in size. Other features of the navigation systems include a new mapping interface with integrated real-time traffic information available. The navigation receivers also have a new graphical user interface, AppRadio Mode, integrated Bluetooth, and are SiriusXM ready.
The receivers also support HD Radio and DVD/CD/MP3 playback along with USB connectivity. The iPhone 5 connectivity for the navigation products does require the optional Pioneer CD-IH202 kit that sells for $50 and two Apple accessories including the Lightning to USB cable and the Lightning digital AV Adapter is required for the AVIC-Z150BH and AVIC-X950BH.
The AVIC-X850BT requires the optional CD-IV202NAVI kit that retails for $100, the Lightning to USB cable, and the Lightning to VGA adapter. With these accessories, the user will be able to select control iPhone 5 apps via the in-dash touchscreen display. Drivers will also be able to play and control music and video stored on the iPhone 5 on the larger Pioneer tuner screen. The AVIC-X850BT, AVIC-X950BH and AVIC-Z150BH will be available in late March with suggested retail prices of $800, $950 and $1200, respectively.