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  1. AVIC-X930BT - no more voice commands?

    Still doesn't make sense though... What's the incentive to buy a X-930 if we can buy X-920 and upgrade the firmware to the X-930 and keep voice commands? Is it possible the specifications sheet is just wrong?
  2. AVIC-X930BT - no more voice commands?

    Wow way to go Pioneer and give up one of the only features that the AVICs had over Sony/Kenwoods.
  3. Vegas here we come!

    BTW, Aha Radio app is already available in the itunes store if you want to play around with it.
  4. Vegas here we come!

    Nice thanks for the info. I wonder if the hardware itself has upgraded from the previous years? Or is it just software? Also how much of the software has been upgraded to improve the user interface?
  5. Vegas here we come!

    More info: Aha RadioPioneer’s 2011 line of in-dash navigation models are the first to conveniently connect drivers to the world around them with on-demand, interactive, personalized radio. Via an iPhone™ with the free Aha Radio® Mobile App connected to the new AVIC systems, users can listen to the latest traffic conditions on their current road or commute road, listen to Facebook and Twitter updates, access hundreds of podcasts and other services such as the “Hungry†and “Coffee†stations which deliver real-time vicinity search results and directions to preferred restaurant categories listed on Yelp. Aha Radio offers over 100 content and podcast stations that can be conveniently accessed and controlled directly on the display of the Pioneer system. App ModePioneer’s App Mode feature, which can be accessed only when the vehicle is in park and the hand brake is fully engaged, lets users view a connected iPhone’s video content from Safari, YouTube and other select apps* directly on the larger 6.1-inch or 7-inch high resolution screen. PandoraPioneer was the first aftermarket manufacturer to offer fully integrated in-dash touchscreen control of Pandora internet radio streamed through a connected iPhone. Pandora access is available in both new-for-2011 navigation systems and has also been extended into the 2011 Audio/Video Receiver and CD Player categories. All Pandora enabled units display the currently playing album, artist and song information, while Navigation and Audio/Video Receivers also add album art display. The Pandora interface features full control of station selection, track info, and thumbs-up and thumbs-down feedback options. AudioIn addition to Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) that enhances audio playback of compressed audio files and an 8-band graphic equalizer, new features like Auto EQ Measurement and the Sonic Center Control which enable users to precisely calibrate the sound field in the car, have been added to both new navigation units. AVIC-Z130BT In addition to a comprehensive map database from Tele Atlas®, the new double-DIN AVIC-Z130BT features 4GB of flash memory, a 7-inch WVGA touch screen display, a 3D graphics accelerator, DVD playback, Dual Zone capability for rear seat playback, built-in Bluetooth 1 for hands-free calling and music streaming, USB connectivity 2 for iPod/iPhone connectivity, SD card slot, back-up camera input, built-in HD Radio and is SIRIUS XM 3 satellite ready. Additionally, the unit features enhanced voice recognition, including the ability to input destination addresses by voice. The AVIC-Z130BT offers Clear Channel’s Total Traffic Network 5 service for free via a Radio Data Service-Traffic Message Channel (RDS-TMC) tuner. With the included RDS-TMC tuner, ND-TMC10, the traffic service provides an overlay of real-time traffic events and conditions on the navigation map. AVIC-X930BT The new double-DIN AVIC-X930BT features 4GB of flash memory, a 6.1-inch WVGA touch screen display, a 3D graphics accelerator, DVD playback, built-in Bluetooth 1 for hands-free calling and music streaming, USB connectivity 2 for iPod/iPhone connectivity, micro SD card slot, back-up camera input and is SIRIUS XM 3 satellite and HD Radio 4 ready. New to the X-series navigation systems is the optional RDS-TMC traffic tuner, Dual Zone capabilities for rear seat playback and a detachable hard-button faceplate for security. The AVIC-X930BT will be available in March, and the AVIC-Z130BT will be available in April for suggested prices of $800 and $1,200, respectively.
  6. Vegas here we come!

    New items listed on Pioneer's site: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/GPS-Navigation And the press release: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/01/ces-pioneer-links-smartphones-with-car-navigation-systems.html
  7. Vegas here we come!

    Las Vegas (2011 Consumer Electronics Show) – HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), today announced that its cloud-based Aha Radio™ platform has been selected by Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. to be an integrated feature in their new AVIC-X930BT and AVIC-Z130BT in-dash navigation products which will connect driving consumers to the world around them with on-demand, interactive, personalized radio. Via an active Apple® iPhone® with the free Aha Radio App, owners of the Pioneer navigation systems will be able to quickly and conveniently access their favorite Web-based information and audio content directly through the touchscreen display of their in-dash units. The Aha Radio platform, combined with Pioneer’s expertise in creating the best in-vehicle audio and video user experience, will enhance the driver's enjoyment, comfort and ease-of-use through Aha Radio connected information and entertainment that is easier and safer to access while driving. The Aha Radio compatible Pioneer AVIC-X930BT and AVIC-Z130BT will be available in March for a suggested price of $800 and $1200 respectively. The Aha Radio iPhone app is currently available for free in the Apple iTunes store and can be downloaded at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aha-radio-by-harman/id355829417. Aha Radio is simple to customize. Consumers can easily set preset buttons to read back their Facebook wall or Twitter feeds; to access and hear their favorite podcasts news and information (without ever having to sync); to audibly receive personalized traffic reports on the roads ahead of them; and/or get broadcast information on the closest restaurant based on their personal tastes and direction of travel. Aha Radio has been integrated with the Pioneer navigation system to give users access to points-of-interest (POI) such as restaurants mentioned during an Aha Radio broadcast. With a single touch of the Pioneer display, users can receive a guided route to its address. "Consumers today want to always be connected to the world around them, even while in their car. Through our new navigation systems and the Aha Radio service, we’re now able to provide a safer and more seamless method of accessing the Internet-based information and entertainment they’re demanding," said Ted Cardenas, director of marketing for the car electronics department, sales and marketing division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "In addition, with the ever evolving Aha app and platform, our consumers will continue to get the benefits of updated content and the ever-changing Web without the need to continuously update their in-car entertainment system." “We’ve developed the cloud-based Aha Radio platform in order to enable partners to safely incorporate dynamic Web content into their products. Our partners can focus on their user interface designs, relying on Aha to monitor and add new Web feeds, while also optimizing the data for each environment, such as the car in the case of Pioneer,†said Robert Acker, HARMAN VP and General Manager of Aha. “We are excited to announce Pioneer as our first hardware partner. The integration of Aha Radio into Pioneer products creates a system designed from the ground up to be used in a car as easily as switching radio stations with preset buttons.†Outside of the car, the Aha Radio app on an iPhone gives users on-demand, interactive and personalized access to a wide variety of entertainment and information options through an interface designed to be quick, easy and intuitive. When used with the new Pioneer in-dash systems, the interface is transferred to the units’ high-resolution touchscreen display and the Aha Platform becomes an additional source.
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