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Keeping Connected In The Car

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - To help you stay in the know while on the go, today’s  cars are equipped with all kinds of clever ways to keep you, the driver,  informed and connected and, more important, doing so in a much safer  way.

If your car isn’t already equipped to keep you connected, it’s  actually easy to add a device that will transform your car into a “connected  car.” For example, one of the most smartphone-friendly  options for the car today is the latest smartphone-powered  in-dash receiver, AppRadio 3, which replaces your  current car stereo, and through the free AppRadio  app (available in the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store) control  dozens of compatible apps ranging from entertainment to navigation. Using  similar touch and motion gestures that you’re already accustomed to  with your smartphone, you can more safely access  these features on a high-resolution, 7-inch capacitive touchscreen.  For additional safety and convenience, the receiver offers a variety of other  important in-vehicle technologies:

• iPhone and Android OS connectivity—The  receiver offers connectivity with the most popular smartphones,  on both iOS and Android operating systems. Most iPhones, including iPhone 5,  and dozens of Android devices are compatible, enabling drivers to simply plug  in and go.

• Bluetooth—With  built-in Bluetooth technology, you have the freedom to leave your phone in  your pocket or purse and have the ability to make hands-free calls and stream  music wirelessly without having to plug in your phone. You’ll have the  added convenience of controlling music coming from the device directly on the  large touchscreen display of the in-dash receiver.

• MirrorLink—Formed  by the Car Connectivity Consortium, MirrorLink lets  users connect compatible smartphones to an in-dash  receiver like AppRadio 3 via an optional MirrorLink cable, to access the three essentials needed  in the car—contacts, music and navigation apps.

• Voice Control—The  convenience of voice control helps to keep attention and eyes on the road,  where they need to be, and not on a phone. The receiver offers two voice  technology options to do that:

• Siri  Eyes Free—For consumers who use an iPhone  4S or the latest iPhone 5. When activated, the Siri voice prompt plays through the vehicle’s  speakers, and questions and commands are received and transmitted using the  included microphone. This gives you access to perform many iPhone functions, including music selection, listening to  and composing text messages, maps, calendar information, reminders and more.

• Voice Recognition for  Android—Consumers with compatible voice-enabled Android smartphones can use Google Voice for hands-free calling  and finding and playing stored music on the device. AppRadio   3 (SPH-DA210) also includes playback of conventional media with a CD/DVD slot  and an AM/FM tuner. It was developed by the experts of in-vehicle  entertainment, Pioneer Electronics, and provides rich and powerful sound  quality for an enhanced driving experience.

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