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Friday, 07 January 2011 01:57

Parrot demos Asteroid, a connected car media solution

Written by Enis Abazovic
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CES 2011: Drives with Android
Parrot has introduced it's connected car solution at CES. The head unit replaces a single-DIN spaced radio in your car, and it is basically a standard receiver with web service apps, voice recognition and hands-free bluetooth telephone.

The unit has a detachable face plate, runs on a customized version of Android, and comes preloaded with a selection of applications. Asteroid comes preloaded with a few streaming internet radio applications including Orange Live radio and Deezeer. An application called "Coyote", will warn you about traffic conditions, and speed cameras while "Maps" will give you directions to the places you would like to explore. There is a "Fuel for less" and "Parking dispo" to help find you a good price for fuel and free parking spots.

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Asteroid allows users to pull music from multiple devices including iPod/iPhone, USB, SD card, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), and as well as analog sources. You can also connect a 3G USB dongle for internet access.

Asteroid will begin shipments for consumers somewhere between the first and second quarter this year. Parrot is currently not disclosing pricing on the units.

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