Pioneer USA is a company that has technological innovations for your car, home, computer, and
even cycle sports and DJ equipment. At CES 2015 MUSE was able to get a presentation from
Pioneer about how they have brought Android and Apple to your car. We were also able to
experience what it is like to hear music from their horizontal-vertical car amp system. !
Android Auto !
This company is amongst the first to bring Android to your vehicle with their second generation
Networked Entertainment eXperience (NEX) in-dash multimedia receivers. With this product
consumers can connect their smartphones to use in a way that’s built for the car. !
Users need to be able to drive safely, so Android Auto has new voice actions for minimal
distraction and more focus on the road. !
Some functions of Android Auto can be used for navigation, communication, and music.
The Android Auto units feature high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen displays, an 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.
The Android Auto in-dash units will be available March 2015 and range from $700-
$1,200. For more information about Android Auto, visit www.android.com/auto. !
TS-WH500A Amplified Subwoofer System
When you think of car amps, a huge speaker system in the back of a car may be what
you imagine. These systems can be bulky which take up a lot of space.
Pioneer has come up with a subwoofer system that compact; small enough to slide
under car seats. (13-7/16 inches x 9-7/8 inches x 2-3/8 inches)
They use a linkage mechanism that allows the motor to be positioned horizontally to the
sides of a vertically moving dual speaker diaphragms.
They increase output and cancel unnecessary vibrations. With this HTV technology the
system produces excellent bass production as well as natural sound quality.
The system has a frequency response of 20Hz-200Hz, the sensitivity is 98 dB, it has 4
Ohm impedance, as well as a wired remote for adjusting volume, crossover frequency,
The Pioneer TS-WH500A subwoofer will be available in March with a suggested price of