The 2012 CES event saw Sony unveiling two new car entertainment systems, which were integrated with MirrorLink technology. Sony XAV-701HD and Sony XAV-601BT are the perfect accessories for the technophile drivers. Drivers can now control and access their smartphones through Bluetooth from the new Sony car entertainment systems. They can easily read and connect to their smartphone on a larger screen.
Sony XAV-701HD comes with a 7-inch screen while Sony XAV-601BT has a 6.1-inch screen. Both have a touchscreen interface and Bluetooth, through which it can connect to your smartphone. During the CES event, Sony showcased some samples of how its car entertainment system can interact with your smartphone. It showed how users can control their smartphone music player, navigation app, Pandora radio, etc.
The Sony XAV-601BT is expected to hit the market with a price tag of US$ 500 and Sony XAV-701HD priced at US$ 700. Sonyhas not confirmed the release date for its new modern car entertainment technology, but it did say that it will hit the market this year during the spring. The product has not been fully developed but since the company will be releasing it only during the spring, Sony has lots of time to improve its product.
Sources have it that even Samsung and Sony Ericsson is planning to integrate their upcoming smartphones with MirrorLink platform.
MirrorLink main objective is to support and provide technology where your smartphone can connect with car systems. This is to provide drivers with better audio system and larger screen. By providing such technology, MirrorLink aims to increase the productivity of smartphones even inside the car while driving.
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