Sony India launched a new in-car audio system which is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. It enables smart driving and helps to navigate, play music and other bits form your phone to keep your hands free while you drive with intelligent voice control or touch panel control.
The XAV-AX100 audio system is priced at Rs.26,990, and Black color variant will be available via car accessories shops and showrooms.
“Navigation is not enabled for CarPlay in India yet,” Sony mentioned. “The XAV-AX100’s high power sound combined with its Extra Bass feature can transform any vehicle into an elaborate sound system,” Sony added.
The XAV-AX100 sports a 4x55W Dynamic Reality Amp 2 with 3 pre-out connectivity to allow for expandability via external amplifiers and speakers. It also features a 10-brand equaliser and a Dynamic Stage Organiser (DSO) for a surround sound experience. It comes with rear USB and rear camera input for easy parking, apart from Bluetooth connectivity and an external mic.
“The rotation volume control and voice command features that are supported on the XAV-AX100 in-car audio system will help make driving safer and more comfortable.” says Sony
Android Auto extends the Android platform into the car and with a simple and intuitive interface and new voice actions, it minimises distraction so people can stay focused on the road.
Apple CarPlay allows one-to-use smartphone in a safe and smart way while staying focused on the road, letting one access Apple Music, make phone calls and send messages all through the touchscreen or vocally with Apple Siri.