Including Facebook and Twitter updates via text to speech
TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. and Pioneer
Electronics of Canada have teamed up to offer a navigation system that
allows users on select Legacy, Outback, Forester, and WRX STI models to
be connected to social networks, local searches, and traffic services
while keeping their focus on the road.
At a time when consumers can take their personal devices with them
virtually anywhere, including the automobile, Subaru is helping to make
it easier and safer to integrate these devices into the car
environment. The new in-dash navigation keeps drivers entertained, informed and up-to-date
with smartphone connectivity to Aha Radio for Facebook, Twitter, Yelp,
Traffic, Podcasts, and App Mode. Sirius satellite radio is also
included with a free 3-month trial
The Pioneer in-dash navigation system is the first to conveniently
connect drivers to the world around them with on-demand, interactive,
personalized radio. Via an iPhone™ 4 with the free Aha Radio mobile
app, users can listen to the latest traffic conditions, listen to
Facebook and Twitter updates, access hundreds of podcasts and other
services such as the "Hungry" and "Coffee" stations that deliver
real-time vicinity search results and directions to preferred
restaurant categories listed on Yelp. Aha Radio offers over 100
stations, including podcasts, that can be conveniently accessed and
controlled directly from the display.
The App Mode feature, which can be accessed only when the vehicle has
the parking brake engaged, lets users view a connected iPhone's video
(Quicktime) content from Safari, as well as YouTube and other select
apps, directly on the larger 6.1-inch high resolution screen.
The new Pioneer audio unit features 4GB of flash memory, a 6.1-inch WVGA
touch screen display, a 3D graphics accelerator, DVD playback, built-in
Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming, a USB port for
iPod/iPhone connectivity, and a micro SD card slot. For users
travelling to the United States, the system is HD Radio ready. (This
unit also features full control of Pandora Internet radio when
listening through the Pandora app on an iPhone, should Pandora become
available in Canada.)
Bluetooth functionality requires a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile
phone. For more details about compatible Bluetooth devices, go to www.pioneerelectronics.com/BluetoothCompatibility. For a list of compatible USB devices, go to www.pioneerelectronics.com/USBCompatibility.
For more information about the entire Subaru lineup, including the
vehicles equipped with the new smartphone-compatible navigation system,
please go to www.subaru.ca.
SOURCE Subaru Canada Inc.
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