Connected car: Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, why choose?

Parrot-RNB62014 Apple and Google unveiled their systems to pair their smartphones to cars. Each then proudly displayed the list of manufacturers who had rallied his standard. The problem is that many of them were one and the same time both in the other. Not only no automaker wants to put all your eggs in the same basket, but none appears ready to leave the keys of their cars to those well-pervasive partners.

Parrot fill the gap between Apple and Google

Photo-Parrot-RNB6In addition to this unprecedented compatibility this unit large format is capable of connecting to the vehicle CANbus. Result, the radio lets make a diagnosis of the vehicle, control air conditioning. Its screen to display a rear view of the vehicle and a function ParkAssist operator rear vehicle radars.Those who expected a battle row constructors, each stored behind Apple and others behind Google, Parrot brings a first element of response. During the CES, the french unveiled RNB6, a radio, or rather a ‘in-vehicle infotainment system’, in the terminology of the constructor. Apart from the fact that it runs Android 5 Lollipop, this RNB6 has a rather interesting feature: it is both compatible Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. By him connecting an iPhone, there is access to Siri to Spotify. If there is an Android smartphone, the replication of screen gives access to Google Map, Google Play Music, Audroid Auto Voice, etc.
As an option, Parrot offers a front camera. In addition to saving continuously, always useful in case of accident, image analysis allows the RNB6 to propose functions for tracking file and maintaining spacing with the previous vehicle. With this car stereo, Parrot has won 2 awards these 2015: the In-Vehicle audio/video Best Of Innovation Award”and the” In-Vehicle Accessories/Control/Navigation innovation award “.
 
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Source : “#CES 2015: Parrot RNB6, the most connected in-vehicle infotainment system”, Communiqué de presse Parrot press release, January 5, 2015

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