Sony today introduced the new XAV-602BT smartphone connected in-dash AV receiver with smartphone connectivity and the optional XA-NV300T GPS module with TomTom navigation.

The new receiver makes it easier and more convenient to experience music, navigation and smartphone applications while in the car. The new devices will be demoed at MERA Knowledgefest in Dallas, TX between August 17th and 22nd.

The new XAV-602BT AV receiver features Sony’s App Remote technology for Android and iOS devices, unifying entertainment and control functions for a simplified driving experience. The App Remote feature combines music and select smartphone apps into a single source list that can be safely displayed and controlled directly from the receiver. App content is displayed on the smartphone while audio content plays through the speakers. Also, exclusively to Android, the enhanced App Remote technology adds a voice user interface for voice control of apps and functions such as navigation and music playback, notification readouts including RSS feeds, Twitter, etc., and text message reply.

“With the enhanced Sony-exclusive App Remote technology now featuring a voice UI, the new XAV-602BT entertainment system makes smartphone access and control even more convenient and seamless in the car,” said Andrew Sivori, vice president of the Sound Division at Sony Electronics.

The new navigation module delivers GPS and a USB connection and includes an SD card, which houses the TomTom map. Also, Sony’s new XAV-602BT in-car entertainment system delivers uncompromising music/video playback quality. Viewers can enjoy DVD video playback on the super-sized 6.1″ touchscreen display.


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