"Pioneer is rethinking connectivity by tapping into the power of the Smartphone, while simultaneously providing a solution that safely merges the consumer's connected lifestyle into the vehicle," said Trent.
When connected to an iPhone and iPod touch, the full potential of the AppRadio is unleashed, bringing an ever-expanding world of convenience and connectivity directly into the dash.
Users can also access Google Maps and stay current with recommended compatible third-party apps.
Google Maps appears on the AppRadio screen with the same familiar mapping information and features allowoing users to search routes, view route directions and create bookmarks with the ability to drop pins directly on the map.
Pioneer says it has partnered with several app providers to integrate AppRadio compatibility into a few of today's most popular apps, formatted specifically for safe use in vehicles.
Compatible AppRadio applications for the Australian market will be announced in the coming weeks.
AppRadio also gives access to additional apps featuring second screen video output which can only be accessed with the vehicle parked and the parking brake fully engaged, according to Pioneer.
The company says this library of compatible applications will be notified to users automatically, and the AppRadio software itself can be updated.