Sony Announces Its First In-Car Audio System With Apple CarPlay Support

Sony Announces Its First In-Car Audio System With Apple CarPlay Support

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Sony Electronics announced today its new XAV-AX100 in-car audio system with Apple CarPlay connectivity, the ability to play a variety of media files, and get up to date information on the go.

Utilizing Sony's unique technology, the XAV-AX100's high power sound and EXTRA BASS feature will transform your vehicle into an elaborate sound system, all while making your drive as safe and comfortable as possible with rotation volume control and voice command features.

Apple CarPlay
Connecting your phone to your car has never been better with the option of Apple CarPlay. CarPlay allows you to use your phone in a safe and smart way whilst staying focused on the road, letting you access Apple Music, Maps, make phone calls, and send messages all through the touchscreen, or vocally with Siri.

Android Auto
Android Auto extends the Android platform into the car in a way that's purpose-built for driving. With a simple and intuitive interface and powerful new voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.

The XAV-AX100's clear and responsive touchscreen features a lighter touch operation and improved visibility to help improve late night drives and glaring sunshine.

Optimal Sound
High power sound comes full throttle with the XAV-AX100 in-car audio system. 55 watts x 4 Dynamic Reality Amp 2 and EXTRA BASS low boost circuitry overcome engine noise and reproduce clear sound at any volume level with deep and punchy bass. The 10-band graphic equalizer gives an astonishing variety of sound, perfectly complementing EXTRA BASS for an enjoyable drive. 3-pre out connectivity allows system expandability to connect external amplifiers with a wide range of speaker connections, allowing sound enthusiasts to build their own bespoke system.

The unique Sony technology in the Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) compliments the XAV-AX100 features, overcoming the inherent acoustic disadvantage of front-door mounted, full-range speakers which can sound muddy or unclear. The DSO adjusts the signal creating the illusion of dash-mounted virtual speakers to provide an ideal, high quality sound experience for the journey.

Pricing and Availability:
The XAV-AX100 in-car audio system retails at $499.99 and will be available across North America as of late November.

Sony Announces Its First In-Car Audio System With Apple CarPlay Support

What Haveyou - August 20, 2016 at 7:39am
What a crock. All your car needs is a DOCK for your phone in the dashboard. It already has a screen and UI. Why duplicate it? Oh... so manufacturers can peddle overpriced and clunky "integrated" car systems. This is like the $80 AM car radios of the '70s.
What isthis - August 20, 2016 at 9:13pm
What a joke you just made. When it comes to the phones you have, sync technology has not only a variety of few highly integrated systems into cars that are programmed to do maybe even more than what other cars have their own systems for, but combined with what's stored on the phone, it can work well with it perfectly. Overpriced and clunky my ass. I got one working flawlessly.
Roger Melly - August 19, 2016 at 9:14pm
They need to add Nav and DAB to compete with the Avic range
Great! - August 20, 2016 at 1:14am
It has access to Maps etc on the iDevice.